Raleigh, The Beheaded One

Here at North Carolina Miscellany, we’re always looking for interesting items dealing with North Carolina history and culture. In searching through Faris Jane Corey’s North Carolina Firsts, I found one that I knew but didn’t know. Our fair capital city, named for Sir Walter Raleigh, is the “only state capital in the nation named in honor of a man who was beheaded.”

I have to say that I think Ms. Corey is correct. Can any Miscellany readers think of another one in the U.S.? In the world?