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

Brunswick

 
 
Brunswick Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 5, 2017
1. Brunswick Marker
Inscription. Founded c. 1725, long a principal port of N.C., site of Spanish attack, 1748, and of Stamp Act resistance, 1766. Later abandoned. Was 2 mi. S.E.
 
Erected 1954 by the Archives Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number D-54.)
 
Location. 34° 4.165′ N, 77° 57.38′ W. Marker is near Smithville, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on Plantation Road north of Plantation Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winnabow NC 28479, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arthur Dobbs (a few steps from this marker); Spanish Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Anderson (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orton Plantation (approx. half a mile away); St. Philips Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Russellborough
Brunswick Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 5, 2017
2. Brunswick Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Russelborough (approx. 1.8 miles away); Brunswick Town State Historic Site (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithville.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally erected at 34° 3.79′ N, 77° 57.495′ W, at the entrance to the Orton Plantation Gardens, now permanently closed.
 
Also see . . .  The Town of Brunswick. “The port became a bustling shipping area for exporting tar, pitch, and turpentine. These products, derived from the resin of the longleaf pine, were known collectively as naval stores. This ‘sticky gold’ was essential for building and maintaining the great wooden sailing ships of the Royal Navy and the merchant fleet that sailed the oceans between Europe, its American colonies, and the islands of the Caribbean.” (Submitted on March 22, 2008.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Original Location of the Bruskwick and St. Phillips Church Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
3. Original Location of the Bruskwick and St. Phillips Church Markers
Markers were at the the entrance to Orton Plantation Gardens, now closed, and the section of Plantation Road where they were originally erected has been decommissioned.
The Harbor at Brunswick on the Cape Fear River image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
4. The Harbor at Brunswick on the Cape Fear River
Nothing remains of the town except the ruins of St. Philips Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,246 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on March 22, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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