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Near Maysville in Onslow County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Post Road

 
 
First Post Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
1. First Post Road Marker
Inscription. The road from New England to Charleston, over which mail was first carried regularly in North Carolina, 1738–39, passed near this spot.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Archives and History. (Marker Number C-28.)
 
Location. 34° 52.954′ N, 77° 14.191′ W. Marker is near Maysville, North Carolina, in Onslow County. Marker is at the intersection of New Bern Highway (U.S. 17) and Boyd Farm Road, on the right when traveling south on New Bern Highway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7460 New Bern Hwy, Maysville NC 28555, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hofmann Forest (approx. 4.9 miles away); James Melville Jones (approx. 4.9 miles away); Julius Valentine Hofmann (approx. 5 miles away); The Foscue Plantation House (approx. 11 miles away); Camp Lejeune (approx. 12.3 miles away); Edward B. Dudley (approx. 12.5 miles away); Beirut Memorial (approx. 13.8 miles away); Montford Point (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Regarding First Post Road. Through the Carolinas, present-day Route 17 roughly follows the First Post Road.
 
Related markers.
First Post Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
2. First Post Road Marker
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Historical Markers along the First Post Road
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 543 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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