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

Southport’s First Fire Alarm

 
 
Southport’s First Fire Alarm Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
1. Southport’s First Fire Alarm Marker
Inscription. January 1916. Founded in 1893, the Southport Volunteer Fire Department was officially organized with the election of officers and adoption of a constitution and by laws on 21 January, 1916. Authorized purchase of the city’s first fire alarm bell was made at this organizational meeting.
 
Location. 33° 55.176′ N, 78° 1.116′ W. Marker is in Southport, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on East Nash Street west of Howe Street (North Carolina Route 211), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Southport NC 28461, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Ruark (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert C. Ruark (about 800 feet away); Mrs. Jessie Stevens Taylor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Johnston (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Johnston (approx. 0.2 miles away); (Map of the First 100 Lots) (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Southport.
 
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Southport's 1916 Fire Alarm image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
2. Southport's 1916 Fire Alarm
The back of the Ormond Leggett memorial plaque pedestal can be seen on the other side of the tree trunk.
Ormond Leggett Memorial image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
3. Ormond Leggett Memorial
“In memory of Ormond Leggett, Chief, Southport Fire Department; Chief, Southport Rescue Squad. Devotion to dury and community service from 1834 – 1977.”
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,423 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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