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By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
Beirut Memorial Marker
North Carolina (Onslow County), Jacksonville — Beirut Memorial
Honoring the men who gave their lives in Lebanon 1982 - 1984 May we always remember those who are ready to protect our freedom Commissioned by the people of Jacksonville North Carolina Dedicated October 23, 1986 On the . . . — Map (db m24019) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Jacksonville — C-71 — Camp Lejeune
Established 1 May 1941 by the U. S. Marine Corps for amphibious training. Named for Lt. Gen. John A. Lejeune, USMC, 13th Commandant, 1920 - 1929. — Map (db m23693) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Jacksonville — C-31 — Edward B. Dudley
Governor, 1836-412, the first in N.C. elected by popular vote, first president of Wilmington and Weldon Railroad. Birthplace was 2 mi. W. — Map (db m23553) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Jacksonville — C-46 — Hofmann Forest
Named for J. V. Hofmann. Research forest of 80,000 acres in Jones & Onslow counties. Acquired, 1934, for use by North Carolina State University. — Map (db m23702) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Jacksonville — James Melville Jones
In honor of James Melville Jones Here, early on the morning of April 17, 1972, Jimmy Jones died in a forest fire burning across the Pocosin. While moving equipment he became trapped when a wind - shift brought the fire back on him. This . . . — Map (db m23735) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Jacksonville — Julius Valentine Hofmann
In recognition of Julius Valentine Hofmann This Hofmann Forest, a 78,000 acre tract established in 1934 and dedicated to demonstrate sound forestry education and practice, is the result of the pioneering vision, energy and resourcefullness . . . — Map (db m23732) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Jacksonville — C-73 — Montford Point
Recruit training depot for black Marines, 1942-49. Renamed 1974 Camp Johnson for Sgt. Maj. Gilbert Johnson, drill instructor. One mi. SE. — Map (db m23689) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Jacksonville — J 7 — Montford PointJackson•Onslow African-American Heritage Trail
Acquired by the government with the rest of Camp Lejeune, Montford Point became the site of the first training camp for African American Marines. Executive Order 8802, issued by President Franklin Roosevelt on June 25, 1941, ensured full . . . — Map (db m77114) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Jacksonville — New River Aviation Memorial
First Marker: "Dedicated to the brave souls who freely gave their lives while defending our freedom. They live on in our memory, may they rest in peace." Marine Corps Air Station New River was founded in 1944 World War II, and during . . . — Map (db m31092) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Jacksonville — Onslow County 9/11 Memorial
Steel Beam From World Trade Center Dedicated July 4, 2003 Presented by The Fire Family Transport Foundation of the NYC Fire Department For the 343 Firefighters who fought a Battle in New York City on September 11, 2001 To the Marines who . . . — Map (db m24052) WM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Jacksonville — C 38 — Onslow Raid
Federal gunboat Ellis attacked this town Nov. 23, 1862, then ran aground downstream. It was abandoned under Confederate crossfire. — Map (db m77113) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Jacksonville — Operation Desert Storm Memorial
Onslow County, The City of Jacksonville and WCTI-TV 12 honor the men and women of Eastern North Carolina who served in Operation Desert Storm. This tribute serves as a lasting reminder of your excellence performed in the line of . . . — Map (db m77112) WM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Maysville — C-28 — First Post Road
The road from New England to Charleston, over which mail was first carried regularly in North Carolina, 1738–39, passed near this spot. — Map (db m23703) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Swansboro — C 54 — "Prometheus"
First steamboat made in N.C. Built in 1818 by Otway Burns, privateer in War of 1812. Shipyard located 350 feet S.W. — Map (db m31577) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Swansboro — C 52 — Col. John Starkey
Free school advocate, 1749; Southern District treasurer, 1750-1765; member of assembly for 25 years. Grave located at "The Bluff" 4 mi. N. — Map (db m31576) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Swansboro — S1 — Hammocks Beach State ParkJacksonville•Onslow African-American Heritage Trail
Onslow County, with its beautiful beaches, rivers, streams and woods, was considered an ideal destination for many out of town sportsmen in the early 20th century. Dr. William Sharpe, a New York based neurosurgeon, began visiting Onslow County in . . . — Map (db m77097) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Swansboro — Huggins Island BatteryProtecting the Coast — Coastal Expeditions
Union Gen. Benjamin F. Butler’s capture of Hatteras Inlet in August 1861 gave Federal forces a foothold from which they could launch attacks up the rivers and sounds of eastern North Carolina. Confederate authorities decided to construct earthen . . . — Map (db m77096) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Swansboro — C 41 — Huggins' Island Fort
Confederate 6-gun fort guarding the entrance to Bogue Inlet; burned by Union troops, Aug. 19, 1862. Remains, 1 mi. SW. — Map (db m31580) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Swansboro — C 44 — Port Swannsborough
Named for Samuel Swann. Town incorporated in 1783. Port, including area from New River to Bogue Inlet, established in 1786. — Map (db m31579) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Topsail Beach — D 104 — Missile Tests
U.S. Navy successfully tested ram jet engines in rocket flights, 1946-48. Observation towers line Topsail Island; Assembly Building 2 blocks west. — Map (db m77115) HM

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