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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hyde County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Hyde County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Hyde County, NC (15) Beaufort County, NC (40) Carteret County, NC (61) Dare County, NC (107) Pamlico County, NC (2) Tyrrell County, NC (5) Washington County, NC (47)  HydeCounty(15) Hyde County (15)  BeaufortCounty(40) Beaufort County (40)  CarteretCounty(61) Carteret County (61)  DareCounty(107) Dare County (107)  PamlicoCounty(2) Pamlico County (2)  TyrrellCounty(5) Tyrrell County (5)  WashingtonCounty(47) Washington County (47)
Swan Quarter is the county seat for Hyde County
Adjacent to Hyde County, North Carolina
      Beaufort County (40)  
      Carteret County (61)  
      Dare County (107)  
      Pamlico County (2)  
      Tyrrell County (5)  
      Washington County (47)  
 
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1North Carolina (Hyde County), Engelhard — B-7 — Granville Grant
Formed northern half of colony of North Carolina. Survey of southern boundary began 28-1/2 miles east across sound, 1743.Map (db m56994) HM
2North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — A Light for Ocracoke Inlet
The first lighthouse at Ocracoke Inlet was the 1798 Shellcastle Rock lighthouse located on an island in the inlet. In such a location—defenseless against storms, tides, and winds—the lighthouse was often inoperative when needed most. . . . Map (db m114469) HM
3North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — British Cemetery - HMT Bedfordshire
These gravesites contain the bodies of four British seamen. Their ship, the armed trawler HMS Bedfordshire, was on loan to our Navy by Great Britain to help protect our shores during the early days of World War II. On May 11, 1942 the . . . Map (db m38781) HM
4North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — Fort Ocracoke
(front) Fort Ocracoke The remnants of Fort Ocracoke are submerged in Ocracoke Inlet, 2 miles to the west – southwest, toward Portsmouth Inlet. The last of possibly four forts on Beacon Island, the mostly earthen Fort Ocracoke was . . . Map (db m191345) HM WM
5North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — Harboring Change — Cape Hatteras National Seashore —
In the spring of 1942, German U-boats prowled the ocean off the Outer Banks and sank freighters at will. By June, they had sunk 397 merchant vessels and the area earned the name “Torpedo Junction”. In October, the US Navy responded by building a . . . Map (db m191344) HM
6North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — B-35 — Lake Company
Josiah Collins, Sr., and partners drained part of 100,000-acre tract near Lake Phelps with 6-mile canal, completed 1788; mouth 2 mi. southeast.Map (db m11404) HM
7North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — B-43 — Lt. Robert Maynard
Of the Royal Navy. Sent by Gov. Spotswood of Virginia, in the sloop "Ranger," killed the pirate Blackbeard off shore, 1718.Map (db m29963) HM
8North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — B-55 — Ocracoke Lighthouse
Oldest N. C. lighthouse still in service. Erected 1823 to serve Ocracoke Inlet trade. 75 ft. tall. Located 4/10 mile S. W.Map (db m114471) HM
9North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — Teach's Hole
Favorite anchorage of Edward Teach, alias Blackbeard.” Located in Pamlico Sound just off Springer's PointMap (db m162776) HM
10North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — U.S. Navy Beach Jumpers - Amphibious Forces, U.S. Navy Monument — Hyde County Heritage Trail —
[western face:] U.S. Navy Beach Jumpers Loop Shack Hill Advanced Amphibious Training Base, Ocracoke (AATB) December 1943 to January 1946 In December 1943, the U.S. Navy Section Base became the Advanced Amphibious Training . . . Map (db m29973) HM
11North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — B-70 — USRC Mercury
U.S. Revenue Cutter in War of 1812. Patrolled Ocracoke Inlet. Escaped British ships offshore, 1813, to deliver warning of threat to New Bern.Map (db m67238) HM
12North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — Welcome to Ocracoke… — Outer Banks National Scenic Byway —
Ocracoke Inlet is the only North Carolina inlet that has remained open since European contact. During the colonial period it was the primary gateway for goods transported between the mainland, England and other colonies. Because of its . . . Map (db m191346) HM
13North Carolina (Hyde County), Swan Quarter — B-19 — British Invasion
A British force under Admiral Cockburn occupied Portsmouth and Ocracoke, July 12-16, 1813. S.E. 30 miles across Pamlico Sound.Map (db m57001) HM
14North Carolina (Hyde County), Swan Quarter — B 42 — Mattamuskeet
Largest natural lake in N.C. Center of an Indian reservation, established 1715. Twice drained and farmed. Wildlife refuge since 1934. One mile N.Map (db m57011) HM
15North Carolina (Hyde County), Swan Quarter — B-58 — Mattamuskeet Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
The refuge, observation tower, and hunting lodge were rehabilitated by Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees, 1934-42.Map (db m57012) HM
 
 
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May. 19, 2022