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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Onslow County, North Carolina
Adjacent to Onslow County, North Carolina
► Carteret County (55) ► Duplin County (9) ► Jones County (1) ► Pender County (17)
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|Honoring the men
who gave their lives in Lebanon
1982 - 1984
May we always remember
those who are ready
to protect our freedom
the people of Jacksonville
October 23, 1986
On the . . . — — Map (db m24019) HM|
|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|
| Governor, 1836-41, 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
|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 WM|
|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|
Federal gunboat Ellis attacked this town Nov. 23, 1862, then ran aground downstream. It was abandoned under Confederate crossfire. — — Map (db m77113) HM|
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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
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|
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 m168280) HM|
| 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|
|Named for Samuel Swann. Town incorporated in 1783. Port, including area from New River to Bogue Inlet, established in 1786. — — Map (db m31579) HM|
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|