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

First Post Road

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
1. First Post Road Marker
Inscription.  The road from New England to Charleston, over which mail was first carried regularly in North Carolina, 1738–39, passed near this spot.
 
Erected 1942 by State Historical Commission. (Marker Number D-30.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list.
 
Location. 33° 53.744′ N, 78° 35.502′ W. Marker is near Calabash, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on U.S. 17 near the South Carolina line, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calabash NC 28467, 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. South Carolina / North Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Boundary House (approx. 0.7 miles away in South Carolina); a different marker also named Boundary House (approx. ¾ mile away); Rebecca Randall Bryan (approx.
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By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
2. First Post Road Marker
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1.8 miles away in South Carolina); Honor America's Veterans (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fort Randall (approx. 5 miles away in South Carolina); Sonny’s Pavilion (approx. 5.6 miles away in South Carolina); Chestnut Consolidated School (approx. 5.8 miles away in South Carolina).
 
Regarding First Post Road. Through the Carolinas, present-day Route 17 roughly follows the First Post Road.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,920 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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