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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hyde County, North Carolina
Adjacent to Hyde County, North Carolina
▶ Beaufort County (40) ▶ Carteret County (54) ▶ Dare County (85) ▶ Pamlico County (0) ▶ Tyrrell County (5) ▶ Washington County (47)
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|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Favorite anchorage of Edward Teach, alias Blackbeard.” Located in Pamlico Sound just off Springer's Point — — Map (db m162776) HM|
| [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|
| 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|
|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|
|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|
|The refuge, observation tower, and hunting lodge were rehabilitated by Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees, 1934-42. — — Map (db m57012) HM|