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

Spanish Attack

 
 
Spanish Attack Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
1. Spanish Attack Marker
Inscription. A Spanish expedition captured the town of Brunswick, 1748, during King George’s War, but was soon driven away by the colonial militia.
 
Erected 1948 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number D-16.)
 
Location. 34° 13.725′ N, 77° 59.355′ W. Marker is near Belville, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on River Road SE (North Carolina Route 133) south of U.S. 17, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leland NC 28451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orton (a few steps from this marker); Alfred Moore (within shouting distance of this marker); Arthur Dobbs (within shouting distance of this marker); Stamp Act (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Anderson (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Howe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); USS North Carolina (approx. 2 miles away); U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Belville.
 
More about this marker. The remains of the town of Brunswick is approx. 14 miles south of this marker.
 
Also see . . .
Spanish Attack Marker, Fourth of Seven in a Row image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
2. Spanish Attack Marker, Fourth of Seven in a Row
 The Town of Brunswick. “In the lobby [of the visitors center] is a colorful mural created by Claude Howell and Catherine Hendricksen depicting a scene from a Spanish attack on the town in 1748. A cannon on display was recovered from the river in 1986 and is believed to be from the Spanish ship Fortuna, which blew up in the river as the townspeople regained control of the port.” (Submitted on March 20, 2008.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,266 times since then and 5 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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