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Near Shallotte in Brunswick County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Washington’s Southern Tour

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, February 17, 2009
1. Washington’s Southern Tour Marker
Inscription. President Washington, on April 27, 1791, was a guest at the home of William Gause, Jr., which stood four miles north.
 
Erected 1965 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number D-70.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 33° 57.267′ N, 78° 26.874′ W. Marker is near Shallotte, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) and Ocean Isles Beach Road, on the right when traveling north on Ocean Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shallotte NC 28470, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shallotte (approx. 3.7 miles away); Boundary House (approx. 8.6 miles away); First Post Road (approx. 9.2 miles away); North Carolina / South Carolina (approx. 9.2 miles away); South Carolina / North Carolina (approx. 9.2 miles away); a different marker also named Boundary House (approx. 9.8 miles away in South Carolina); Rebecca Randall Bryan (approx. 10.9 miles away in South Carolina); Sonny’s Pavilion (approx. 14.2 miles away in South Carolina).
 
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Washington’s Southern Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 17, 2009
2. Washington’s Southern Tour Marker

1. A History of Star Bluff, Horry County, S.C. 1988 paper by C. B. Berry. “ ... several of William Gause’s sons also moved to North Carolina and settled, among other places, at what was to become Gause’s Landing, just south of the present day Ocean Isle Beach. William Gause, Jr., who made his home there, entertained President George Washington with breakfast on Wednesday, April 27, 1791, during the president’s Southern Tour. William Gause, Jr., who was also visited by Francis Asbury, the Methodist ‘Prophet of the Long Road’, is buried in a small cemetery at Seaside [NC], just southwest of the intersection of Highway 179 (the coastal highway) and Highway 904 in a grave that has no tombstone.” (Submitted on February 19, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 

2. Other Historical Markers along Washington’s Southern Tour. (Submitted on November 2, 2009.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,804 times since then and 127 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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