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Swansboro in Onslow County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Col. John Starkey

 
 
Col. John Starkey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
1. Col. John Starkey Marker
Inscription.  Free school advocate, 1749; Southern District treasurer, 1750-1765; member of assembly for 25 years. Grave located at "The Bluff" 4 mi. N.
 
Erected 1976 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number C-52.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1749.
 
Location. 34° 41.261′ N, 77° 7.051′ W. Marker is in Swansboro, North Carolina, in Onslow County. Marker is at the intersection of West Corbett Avenue (State Highway 24) and Front Street, on the right when traveling east on West Corbett Avenue. Marker is best reached by parking in the lot on the north side of the road, and following the walking path along the White Oak River, under the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Swansboro NC 28584, 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. "Prometheus" (here, next to this marker); Port Swannsborough (a few steps from this marker);
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Huggins' Island Fort (a few steps from this marker); Hammocks Beach State Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); Huggins Island Battery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hofmann Forest (approx. 14.6 miles away); James Melville Jones (approx. 14.6 miles away); Julius Valentine Hofmann (approx. 14.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Swansboro.
 
Also see . . .  Colonel John Starkey. More information about John Starkey. (Submitted on June 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Four Markers at Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
2. Four Markers at Bridge
Four markers stand at the Swansboro side of the bridge over White Oak River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2024. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,364 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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May. 24, 2024