“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Swansboro in Onslow County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Huggins’ Island Fort

Huggins' Island Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
1. Huggins' Island Fort Marker
Inscription. Confederate 6-gun fort guarding the entrance to Bogue Inlet; burned by Union troops, Aug. 19, 1862. Remains, 1 mi. SW.
Erected 1852 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number C 41.)
Location. 34° 41.254′ N, 77° 7.045′ W. Marker is in Swansboro, North Carolina, in Onslow County. Marker is at the intersection of West Corbett Avenue (State Highway 35) and Front Street, on the right when traveling east on West Corbett Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is best reached by parking in the lot on the north side of the road, and following the walking path along the White Oak River, under the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Swansboro NC 28584, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Swannsborough (here, next to this marker); "Prometheus" (a few steps from this marker); Col. John Starkey (a few steps from this marker); Hammocks Beach State Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); Huggins Island Battery (approx. 1.9 miles away); James Melville Jones (approx. 14.6 miles away); Hofmann Forest (approx. 14.6 miles away); Julius Valentine Hofmann (approx. 14.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Swansboro.
Also see . . .
Four Markers at Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Four Markers at Bridge
Four markers stand at the Swansboro side of the bridge over White Oak River.
 Huggins' Island Battery. Web article about the battery, with map showing location. While remote, only accessible via boat, the fort is the only remaining Confederate earthwork coastal fort in the state. (Submitted on June 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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