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

(Map of the First 100 Lots)

 
 
Map of the First 100 Lots Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
1. Map of the First 100 Lots Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  Here on this small bluff overlooking the Cape Fear River, Joshua Potts in the year 1790 envisioned a town surrounding old Fort Johnston. “Braced up by the effects of the salubrious breeze, from the sea,” Joshua Potts laid out the first hundred lots, which were incorporated as the town of Smithville (later to become Southport) in November 1792. Look around you and believe in “Joshua’s Dream.”
 
Erected 2000 by the Southport Historical Society. Inspired by Susan C. Carson.
 
Location. 33° 55.044′ N, 78° 1.062′ W. Marker is in Southport, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of South Davis Street and East Bay Street, on the right when traveling north on South Davis Street. 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. Mrs. Jessie Stevens Taylor (a few steps from this marker); Bald Head Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Johnston
Map of the First 100 Lots image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
2. Map of the First 100 Lots
(within shouting distance of this marker); Josiah Martin (within shouting distance of 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); Catalino Tingzon (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to North Carolina Militia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southport.
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Markers and former Weather Signal Tower image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
3. Markers and former Weather Signal Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,698 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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