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Castle Hayne in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Early Drawbridge

 
 
Early Drawbridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
1. Early Drawbridge Marker
Inscription.  One of the few drawbridges in the American colonies was built near here by Benjamin Heron about 1768. Destroyed by British troops, 1781.
 
Erected 1940 by Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number D-22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1768.
 
Location. 34° 21.738′ N, 77° 53.906′ W. Marker is in Castle Hayne, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is on Castle Hayne Road (U.S. 117) just north of Orange Street, on the right when traveling south. It is on the approach to the current bridge over the Northeast Cape Fear River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castle Hayne NC 28429, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prisoner Exchange (approx. ¼ mile away); James Innes (approx. half a mile away); Alexander Lillington (approx. 5½ miles away); Maurice Moore
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(approx. 5½ miles away); James Moore (approx. 5.6 miles away); General John Ashe (approx. 6.1 miles away); George Davis (approx. 7½ miles away); Edward Moseley (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castle Hayne.
 
Also see . . .  1st Drawbridge at Castle Haynes. Short 1989 article in the Sunday Star-News. “The bridge would link Wilmington to what was then known as ‘the Duplin Road.’ With luck, it could help draw commerce from the farmers of Duplin County.” (Submitted on March 27, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
 
Early Drawbridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
2. Early Drawbridge Marker
Current Castle Haynes Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
3. Current Castle Haynes Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,219 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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