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

Ocracoke Lighthouse

 
 
Ocracoke Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erica Bickel, August 19, 2008
1. Ocracoke Lighthouse Marker
Inscription. Oldest N. C. lighthouse still in service. Erected 1823 to serve Ocracoke Inlet trade. 75 ft. tall. Located 4/10 mile S. W.
 
Erected 1994 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number B-55.)
 
Location. 35° 6.663′ N, 75° 58.843′ W. Marker is in Ocracoke, North Carolina, in Hyde County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 12 and Lighthouse Road on State Highway 12. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ocracoke NC 27960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lake Company (within shouting distance of this marker); British Cemetery - HMT Bedfordshire (approx. 0.4 miles away); USRC Mercury (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lt. Robert Maynard (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Navy Beach Jumpers - Amphibious Forces, U.S. Navy Monument (approx. mile away).
 
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Ocracoke Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, October 10, 2008
2. Ocracoke Lighthouse
The plaque reads "Ocracoke Light Station. This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior"
Ocracoke Lighthouse and harbor shoreline image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 16, 2010
3. Ocracoke Lighthouse and harbor shoreline
View from the N.C. Ferry Silver Lake, outbound to Cedar Island.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on April 20, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on September 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 20, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.
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