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

Orton

 
 
Orton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
1. Orton Marker
Inscription.  Fine colonial home. Built about 1725 by Roger Moore. Later Gov. Benjamin Smith’s home. Stands 16¾ mi. south.
 
Erected 1936 by Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number D-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1725.
 
Location. 34° 13.717′ N, 77° 59.346′ W. Marker is near Belville, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on River Road SE (State Highway 133) south of U.S. 17, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leland NC 28451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alfred Moore (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Anderson (within shouting distance of this marker); Stamp Act (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Howe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); USS North Carolina
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(approx. 2 miles away); U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Custom House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Beery's Shipyard (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belville.
 
More about this marker. This marker must have been originally erected 4 miles further north; from its current location to Orton is 12¾, not 16¾ miles.
 
Regarding Orton. Orton Plantation and gardens is open to the public with an entrance fee. It is at 9149 Orton Road SE Winnabow, NC 28479. Orton Plantation is located on NC Highway 133, 18 miles south of Wilmington, and 10 miles north of Southport.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Marker vandalized
Around July 1st, this over 80 year old marker was vandalized with spray paint.
    — Submitted July 2, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Additional keywords. Orton Plantation
 
Orton Marker, Fifth of Seven Markers in a Row image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
2. Orton Marker, Fifth of Seven Markers in a Row
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,547 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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