Near Smithville in Brunswick County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1954 by the Archives Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number D-54.)
Location. 34° 4.165′ N, 77° 57.38′ W. Marker is near Smithville, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on Plantation Road north of Plantation Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winnabow NC 28479, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arthur Dobbs (a few steps from this marker); Spanish Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Anderson (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orton Plantation (approx. half a mile away); St. Philips Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Russellborough Russelborough (approx. 1.8 miles away); Brunswick Town State Historic Site (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Smithville.
More about this marker. This marker was originally erected at 34° 3.79′ N, 77° 57.495′ W, at the entrance to the Orton Plantation Gardens, now permanently closed.
Also see . . . The Town of Brunswick. “The port became a bustling shipping area for exporting tar, pitch, and turpentine. These products, derived from the resin of the longleaf pine, were known collectively as naval stores. This ‘sticky gold’ was essential for building and maintaining the great wooden sailing ships of the Royal Navy and the merchant fleet that sailed the oceans between Europe, its American colonies, and the islands of the Caribbean.” (Submitted on March 22, 2008.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary •
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