Buxton in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Life at the Light
Two residences served the keepers and their families at the Cape Hatteras Light Station. The larger building, the Double Keeper's Quarters (1854), was built for the staff of the first Lighthouse and today serves as Cape Hatteras National Seashore's Hatteras Island Visitor Center. The smaller building is the Principal Keeper Quarters (1871), constructed from materials left over from the present day lighthouse. It accommodated the head lighthouse keeper and his family.
Location. 35° 15.065′ N, 75° 31.736′ W. Marker is in Buxton, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker can be reached from North Carolina Route 12. Click for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paukenschlag (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (approx. one mile away); Diamond Shoals (approx. 1.1 miles away); U.S.S. Monitor (approx. 1.1 miles away); Radio Milestone (approx. 1.4 miles away); Billy Mitchell (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mitchell Demonstrates Air Power (approx. 5.4 miles away); America's 1st Attempt at Civil War Reunification (approx. 9.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buxton.
Also see . . . Cape Hatteras Light Station National Historic Landmark Study. (Submitted on June 16, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.)
Additional keywords. Lighthouse, Outer Banks
Categories. • Landmarks • Notable Buildings • Notable Places • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 527 times since then and 71 times this year. Last updated on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.