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Ocracoke in Hyde County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ocracoke Lighthouse

 
 
Ocracoke Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erica Bickel, August 19, 2008
1. Ocracoke Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  Oldest N. C. lighthouse still in service. Erected 1823 to serve Ocracoke Inlet trade. 75 ft. tall. Located 4/10 mile S. W.
 
Erected 1994 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number B-55.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLandmarksNotable BuildingsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses, and the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 35° 6.663′ N, 75° 58.843′ W. Marker is in Ocracoke, North Carolina, in Hyde County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 12 and Lighthouse Road on State Highway 12. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ocracoke NC 27960, 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. Lake Company (within shouting distance of this marker); A Light for Ocracoke Inlet (approx. 0.3 miles away); Teach's Hole (approx. 0.4 miles away); British Cemetery - HMT Bedfordshire (approx. 0.4 miles
Ocracoke Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, October 10, 2008
2. Ocracoke Lighthouse
The plaque reads "Ocracoke Light Station. This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior"
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away); USRC Mercury (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lt. Robert Maynard (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Navy Beach Jumpers - Amphibious Forces, U.S. Navy Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); Methodist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocracoke.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Ocracoke Island Light Station
 
Ocracoke Lighthouse and harbor shoreline image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 16, 2010
3. Ocracoke Lighthouse and harbor shoreline
View from the N.C. Ferry Silver Lake, outbound to Cedar Island.
Ocracoke Lighthouse & Keeper's House image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2017
4. Ocracoke Lighthouse & Keeper's House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,173 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on February 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on September 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 20, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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