Near Shallotte in Brunswick County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Washington’s Southern Tour
Erected 1965 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number D-70.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 27, 1791.
Location. 33° 57.267′ N, 78° 26.874′ W. Marker is near Shallotte, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) and Ocean Isles Beach Road, on the right when traveling north on Ocean Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shallotte NC 28470, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shallotte (approx. 3.7 miles away); Honor America's Veterans (approx. 6 miles away); Boundary House (approx. 8.6 miles away); First Post Road (approx. 9.2 miles away); South Carolina / North Carolina (approx. 9.2 miles away); a different marker also named Boundary House (approx. 9.8 miles away in South Carolina); Rebecca Randall Bryan (approx. 10.9 miles away in South Carolina); Sonny’s Pavilion (approx. 14.2 miles away in South Carolina).
Also see . . . A History of Star Bluff, Horry County, S.C. 1988 paper by C. B. Berry. “ ... several of William Gause’s sons also moved to North Carolina and settled, among other places, at what was to become Gause’s Landing, just south of the present day Ocean Isle Beach. William Gause, Jr., who made his home there, entertained President George Washington with breakfast on Wednesday, April 27, 1791, during the president’s Southern Tour. William Gause, Jr., who was also visited by Francis Asbury, the Methodist ‘Prophet of the Long Road’, is buried in a small cemetery at Seaside [NC], just southwest of the intersection of Highway 179 (the coastal highway) and Highway 904 in a grave that has no tombstone.” (Submitted on February 19, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,032 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.