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

Charles Town

 
 
Charles Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 5, 2017
1. Charles Town Marker
Inscription.  Center of a colony from Barbados led by John Vassall, 1664. Abandoned by 1667. Was located 2 miles east on Town Creek.
 
Erected 2010 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number D-48.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1664.
 
Location. 34° 8.235′ N, 77° 59.278′ W. Marker is near Old Town, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on River Road SE (State Highway 133) near the Town Creek Bridge, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winnabow NC 28479, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Carolina Shipbuilding Co. (approx. 4.9 miles away); Fort Anderson (approx. 5 miles away); Brunswick (approx. 5 miles away); Arthur Dobbs (approx. 5 miles away); Spanish Attack
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(approx. 5 miles away); St. Philips Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Last Stand At Wilmington (approx. 5.3 miles away); Orton Plantation (approx. 5˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The First Charles Town. Page on J.D.Lewis’ Carolana.com website. “What most historians do not point out is the fact that in August 1667 there was a major hurricane that hit the entire East Coast. It severely damaged all the structures of the first Charles Town, and this was the "straw that broke the camel's back" - the settlers had had enough, so they loaded up and left - most returning to Barbados, some going to the Albemarle region, and some going on to Virginia - all walking first to the Albemarle region, since it was the closest inhabited area - Charles Town, SC didn't get started for another three years.” (Submitted on February 18, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
 
Charles Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 5, 2017
2. Charles Town Marker
Town Creek Flowing towards the Cape Fear River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 5, 2017
3. Town Creek Flowing towards the Cape Fear River
Charles Town was two miles downstream from this point. Marker is a few yards out of frame on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 18, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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