Marston, North Carolina

Marston is an unincorporated community in Richmond County, North Carolina, United States. The community is located on U.S. Route 1, 11.4 miles (18.3 km) east-northeast of Rockingham. Marston had its own post office until November 13, 2010; it still has its own ZIP code, 28363.[2][3] Marston also gave its name to the pierced steel planks developed and deployed by the U.S. military in World War Two called ‘ Marston mats’. During November, 1941 maneuvers near Marston, North Carolina, the 21st Engineer Regiment (Aviation) constructed a 3,000 foot runway in eleven days using eighteen railway carloads of 36,000 panels of pierced steel planking. Developed by the Carnegie Illinois Steel Company, the 10 foot by 15 inch steel panels, with 87 holes, weighed 66.2 pounds each, and could be emplaced without special tools, then lifted and moved to a new location.[4]

Marston, North Carolina
Marston, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Marston, North Carolina
Marston, North Carolina
Marston, North Carolina is located in the United States
Marston, North Carolina
Marston, North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°59′18″N 79°34′56″W / 34.98833°N 79.58222°W / 34.98833; -79.58222Coordinates: 34°59′18″N 79°34′56″W / 34.98833°N 79.58222°W / 34.98833; -79.58222
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyRichmond
Elevation
423 ft (129 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28363
Area code(s)910
GNIS feature ID1021356[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marston". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (2015). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  4. ^ Page 182, The U.S. Army GHQ Maneuvers of 1941, Christopher R. Gabel