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

Deep Water Point 1812-1814

Encampment Site

 
 
Deep water 1812-1814 Encampment Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, March 30, 2018
1. Deep water 1812-1814 Encampment Site Marker
Inscription. During the war of 1812, North Carolina Governor William Hawkins called up companies of militia from Brunswick, Bladen, New Hanover and Duplin counties for the coastal defense of the state against British invasion to serve at Fort Johnston in Southport. Many were encamped here at Deep Water Point. They were confronted by severe shortages of shelter, clothing and medicines. Barracks construction was delayed because of inclement, weather and lack of tools and materials.
 
Erected 2012 by National Society United States Daughters of 1812. Nona Thompson Quinn president, National October 19, 2012.
 
Location. 33° 55.769′ N, 77° 59.868′ W. Marker is in Southport, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker can be reached from Ferry Road SE (State Highway 211) 0.3 miles east of East Moore Street. Touch for map. Along the traffic loop to the Deep Point Marina & Yacht Club. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1301 Ferry Road SE, Southport NC 28461, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stede Bonnet (approx. ¼ mile away); Smithville Burying Ground (approx. 1.2 miles away); Railroad & Religion on Rhett Street (approx.
Ferry Terminal in background image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, March 30, 2018
2. Ferry Terminal in background
1.2 miles away); Old Jail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Memorial to North Carolina Militia (approx. 1.4 miles away); Franklin Square (approx. 1.4 miles away); Southport’s First Fire Alarm (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Johnston (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southport.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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