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

First Post Road

 
 
First Post Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
1. First Post Road Marker
Inscription. The road from New England to Charleston, over which mail was first carried regularly in North Carolina, 1738–39, passed near this spot.
 
Erected 1942 by State Historical Commission. (Marker Number D-30.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 33° 53.744′ N, 78° 35.502′ W. Marker is near Calabash, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on U.S. 17 near the South Carolina line, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calabash NC 28467, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Carolina / North Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Boundary House (approx. 0.7 miles away in South Carolina); a different marker also named Boundary House (approx. ¾ mile away); Rebecca Randall Bryan (approx. 1.8 miles away in South Carolina); George Whitefield (approx. 4.1 miles away in South Carolina but has been reported missing); Fort Randall
First Post Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
2. First Post Road Marker
(approx. 5 miles away in South Carolina); Sonny’s Pavilion (approx. 5.6 miles away in South Carolina); Chestnut Consolidated School (approx. 5.8 miles away in South Carolina).
 
Regarding First Post Road. Through the Carolinas, present-day Route 17 roughly follows the First Post Road.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,765 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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