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

Josiah Martin

 
 
Josiah Martin Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
1. Josiah Martin Marker
Inscription. Last royal governor of North Carolina, 1771–75. Fearing capture, in June 1775 he sought refuge here. Fled offshore to HMS Cruizer in July.
 
Erected 1988 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number D-89.)
 
Location. 33° 55.045′ N, 78° 1.033′ W. Marker is in Southport, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on East Bay Street east of South Davis Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Southport NC 28461, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bald Head Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); Fort Johnston (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); (Map of the First 100 Lots) (within shouting distance of this marker); Mrs. Jessie Stevens Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); Catalino Tingzon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southport’s First Fire Alarm (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southport.
 
More about this marker. “Here”
Josiah Martin and Fort Johnston Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
2. Josiah Martin and Fort Johnston Markers
refers to Fort Johnston.
 
Also see . . .  History of North Carolina, 1771 to 1776. Chapter 9 in John H. Wheeler’s 1851 book Historical Sketches of North Carolina From 1584 to 1851. (Submitted on January 17, 2008.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,612 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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