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Ocracoke in Hyde County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

USRC Mercury

 
 
USRC Mercury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, July 31, 2013
1. USRC Mercury Marker
Inscription.  U.S. Revenue Cutter in War of 1812. Patrolled Ocracoke Inlet. Escaped British ships offshore, 1813, to deliver warning of threat to New Bern.
 
Erected 2013 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number B-70.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 35° 6.958′ N, 75° 59.114′ W. Marker is in Ocracoke, North Carolina, in Hyde County. Marker is on Irvin Garrish Highway (State Highway 12), on the left when traveling south. west of Water Plant Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ocracoke NC 27960, 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. Lt. Robert Maynard (a few steps from this marker); British Cemetery - HMT Bedfordshire (approx. ¼ mile away); Lake Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ocracoke Lighthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Light for Ocracoke Inlet
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By Keith S Smith, July 31, 2013
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(approx. half a mile away); Teach's Hole (approx. 0.8 miles away); U.S. Navy Beach Jumpers - Amphibious Forces, U.S. Navy Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Methodist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocracoke.
 
Also see . . .  NC Markers - About this marker. (Submitted on August 2, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
<center>Model of USRC Mercury<br> at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, NC</center> image. Click for full size.
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Model of USRC Mercury
at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, NC
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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