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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Carteret County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Carteret 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 Carteret County, NC (102) Craven County, NC (60) Hyde County, NC (23) Jones County, NC (1) Onslow County, NC (19) Pamlico County, NC (2)  CarteretCounty(102) Carteret County (102)  CravenCounty(60) Craven County (60)  HydeCounty(23) Hyde County (23)  JonesCounty(1) Jones County (1)  OnslowCounty(19) Onslow County (19)  PamlicoCounty(2) Pamlico County (2)
Beaufort is the county seat for Carteret County
Adjacent to Carteret County, North Carolina
      Craven County (60)  
      Hyde County (23)  
      Jones County (1)  
      Onslow County (19)  
      Pamlico County (2)  
 
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1 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — 30-Pounder Parrott Rifle
This cannon is a replica of a 30-pounder Parrott Rifle, one of the most widely used siege cannons in the War Between the States. Invented by Robert P. Parrott in 1861, the 30-pounder Parrott Rifle quickly became one of the Union Army’s standard . . . Map (db m77064) HM
2 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Bogue Banks Lighthouse
In order to promote safe navigation of shipping through Beaufort Inlet past numerous shoals and sand bars, the US Lighthouse Board established the Bogue Banks Lighthouse and a navigational beacon on the eastern end of Bogue Banks near Fort Macon . . . Map (db m77086) HM
3 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Carronade Battery
Early in the War Between the States, Confederate soldiers at Fort Macon obtained a large number of cannons from the Gosport Navy yard at Norfolk, Virginia, in 1861 to defend the fort. Among these were six 32-pounder carronades, which were stubby . . . Map (db m225891) HM
4 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Cistern
This cistern, built in 1897, collected and stored drinking water for Fort Macon's caretaker. Cisterns such as this one have been used by coastal residents for years. Moisture and rain shed from the roof through pipes into the cistern, where it could . . . Map (db m31457) HM
5 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Fort MaconGuardian of Beaufort Harbor — Burnside Expedition —
This fort, guarding the entrance to Beaufort Harbor, was built between 1826 and 1834 as one of a series of seacoast fortifications for national defense. Local secessionist militia forces seized the fort on April 14, 1861, at the outbreak of the . . . Map (db m31451) HM
6 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — CCC-1 — Fort Macon
Built by U.S. Corps of Engineers, 1826-34. Good example of brick fort. Seized by Confederates, April 14, 1861. Scene of battle, April 25, 1862.Map (db m31278) HM
7 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Fort Macon Coast Guard Station
Fort Macon Life-Saving Station In 1903, the US War Department approved a request from the US Treasury Department to establish a US Life-Saving Service station on the Fort Macon Military Reservation. In 1904 a wood frame hip-roofed station . . . Map (db m77083) HM
8 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Fort Macon in the 1920s and 1930s
Fort Macon became a state park in 1924. At that time, the fort was all that remained of the military post. All other traces of the Army’s presence from the 19th century were gone. The fort itself, and a US Lifesaving Service (later Coast Guard) . . . Map (db m77072) HM
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9 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Hoop Pole CreekFerrying Troops and Equipment at High Tide — Burnside Expedition —
In March 1862, Union Gen. John G. Parke’s brigade of Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’ Coastal Division advanced from New Bern to capture Beaufort Harbor and Fort Macon. During March 22-26, Parke’s forces took possession of Carolina City, Morehead City . . . Map (db m77046) HM
10 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Hoop Pole Creek: A Coastal Nature PreserveRestoring North Carolina’s Coast
Welcome to Hoop Pole Creek Hoop Pole Creek is one of the last remaining natural refuges for fish, wildlife and plant life in Atlantic Beach, NC. This 31-acre property was purchased by the NC Coastal Federation in 1997 through a grant from . . . Map (db m77047) HM
11 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — C 62 — Hoophole Creek
Union forces led by General John G. Parke landed here March 29, 1862, during the Fort Macon campaign.Map (db m225751) HM
12 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Hot Shot Furnace
This replica Hot Shot Furnace stands on the foundation of Fort Macon's original Hot Shot Furnace, built in 1836. Hot Shot Furnaces were used in forts to heat non-explosive cannonballs red hot for use against the unarmored wooden enemy warships of . . . Map (db m31502) HM
13 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Model 1841 6-pounder Field Cannon
Smallest caliber cannon used in the War Between the States. Several of these were used as secondary armament in Fort Macon during 1834-1861 to defend vulnerable areas against assaults. Weight of Bronze Barrel ........887 Pounds Weight of Gun . . . Map (db m31501) HM
14 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Model 1841 Navy 32-pounder(Replica)
This cannon is a replica of a smoothbore Model 1841 Navy 32-pounder which stood here during the War Between the States. Cannons of this caliber comprised almost half of Ft. Macon's armament. The 32-pounder is so named because it fired round iron . . . Map (db m31535) HM
15 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Model 1861 10-inch Siege Mortars
These are the only known surviving cannons of Fort Macon's original armament. Used in the fort 1862 to 1902. Similar to mortars used by the Union Army against the fort in the 1862 bombardment. Weight of Barrel .......................... 1968 Pounds . . . Map (db m31490) HM
16 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Model 1917 155 mm GPF Cannon
This cannon is an original Model 1917A1 155 mm GPF, which was the standard long-range mobile field artillery piece for the US Army from 1917 through World War II. The 155 mm GPF was a direct copy of the French army's "Canon de 155 mm Grande . . . Map (db m225886) HM
17 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Model 1917 155 mm GPF Cannon
This cannon is an original Model 1917A1 155 mm GPF, which was the standard long-range mobile field artillery piece for the US Army from 1917 through World War II. The 155 mm GPF was a direct copy of the French army's "Canon de 155 mm Grande . . . Map (db m225888) HM
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18 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Mortar BatterySpanish-American War
The earthen mound in front of you was built to shield a battery of two 10-inch siege mortars mounted here in 1898 during the Spanish-American War. The underground gallery below was made into a magazine to store ammunition for the mortar battery.Map (db m31575) HM
19 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Officers Quarters at Fort Macon
Following the end of the War Between the States Fort Macon returned to its peacetime status as one of the US Army’s military posts. During the last half of the 1860s a lack of suitable quarters for officers and their families became a serious . . . Map (db m77070) HM
20 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — C-86 — Queens Anne's Revenge
Flagship of the notorious pirate Blackbeard. Ran aground and abandoned offshore in June 1718. Remains 1˝ mi. SW.Map (db m225759) HM
21 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Rifled 32-pounder(Replica)
This cannon is a replica of a rifled Model 1841 Navy 32-pounder which stood here in the War Between the States. The cannon was originally a smoothbore 32-pounder and fired a round 32-pound cannonball. In October, 1861, Confederate soldiers converted . . . Map (db m31536) HM
22 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — The Military Post of Fort Macon in the Nineteenth Century
If you could go back in time to the years of the last half of the Nineteenth Century you would find this area looked quite a bit different than it does today. The area around Fort Macon was cleared of any vegetation. The fort itself was only one . . . Map (db m77065) HM
23 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — C 58 — Union Artillery
Union artillery was placed in this area during the siege of Fort Macon, March 23 - April 26, 1862.Map (db m31272) HM
24 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — Welcome to Fort Macon
Fort Macon was constructed between 1826 and 1834. This fort was used in the War Between the States (1861-1865), the Spanish American War (1898) and World War II (1941-1945). Fort Macon also served as a military prison from 1862-1877. Fort Macon was . . . Map (db m31479) HM
25 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — World Trade CenterArtifact # H-0019B
This steel beam was recovered from Ground Zero and donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to the Atlantic Beach Fire Department Dedicated to Honor and Remember those who lost their lives on September 11, . . . Map (db m225752) WM
26 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — World War II Barracks Area
A Military City During World War II (1941-1945) the US Army occupied Fort Macon once again for military defense. Although some soldiers lived and worked inside the fort itself, the area outside the fort once again came to life as a small . . . Map (db m77073) HM
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27 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — World War II Defense of Beaufort Inlet
(right panel) Harbor Defenses of Beaufort Inlet, 1941-1944 When the United States entered World War II, the U.S. Army established the “Harbor Defenses of Beaufort Inlet.” Its purpose was to defend the entrance to Beaufort Inlet, . . . Map (db m225756) HM
28 North Carolina, Carteret County, Atlantic Beach — World War II DefensesFort Macon Goes To War Again, 1941-44
When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, US Coast Artillery troops occupied Fort Macon State Park for the defense of strategic points in the Beaufort Inlet-Cape Lookout area. In the sand dunes southwest of the fort, . . . Map (db m77074) HM
29 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — BeaufortUnion Occupation and Confederate Spies
Before the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, local citizens formed the Beaufort Harbor Guards. These Confederate sympathizers, led by Capt. Josiah Pender, occupied Fort Mason when the sole guard, U.S. Army Ordnance Sgt. William Alexander, quietly . . . Map (db m77029) HM
30 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Cape Lookout's diagonal checker patterned lighthouse was completed in 1859 with the best technology available. The double-walled brick construction was designed to support the 163-foot structure. The state-of-the-art Fresnel lens amplified the . . . Map (db m226114) HM
31 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — Carteret County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all Veterans We rememberMap (db m225895) WM
32 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — Cateret County Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
This monument honors, recognizes, and serves Gold Star Families and the legacy of their Loved Ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Homeland - This panel depicts images . . . Map (db m225907) WM
33 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — Civil Air PatrolCoastal Patrol Base Twenty One
This memorial is dedicated to commemorate the excellent achievements of the personnel of Civil Air Patrol Coastal Patrol Base 21 Beaufort, North Carolina and is humbly dedicated to the members of this base who made the supreme sacrifice in . . . Map (db m226081) HM
34 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — Combat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all Men and Women wounded in all our wars Combat Wounded Veterans Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 – 1932 My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could . . . Map (db m225893) WM
35 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — Dividing Line Between Old & New Town
This indicates the dividing line between old and new town, and was erected in place of a cannon which formerly stood here; said cannon being part of the armament of the U.S. Privateer “Snap Dragon,” commanded by Cap’t Otway Burns, in the war, . . . Map (db m189372) HM
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36 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — C-83 — Jacob Henryca. 1775-1847
First Jewish member of N.C. legislature, 1808. Delivered a landmark address on religious freedom. Lived here.Map (db m77035) HM
37 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — John G. NewtonOceanographer
(front) Resident of Beaufort and marine superintendent at Duke University Marine Laboratory, he led the successful search for the ironclad U.S.S. Monitor. Progenitor of modern warships, the Monitor fought C.S.S. Virginia in the first . . . Map (db m213133) HM
38 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — Journey to picturesque Ocracoke Island… — Outer Banks National Scenic Byway —
Ocracoke is an overwhelming step back in time, a mix of old traditions and community spirit infused with a steady flow of visitors from around the world. No community loves a good story more than Ocracoke, and locals can tell a tale with great . . . Map (db m212921) HM
39 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — C-69 — Marine Research
The area around Beaufort and Morehead City long has been valued by marine biologists for its research potential. Army surgeons at Fort Macon in the 1870s published articles about marine life. In the 1880s The Johns Hopkins University for six summers . . . Map (db m77033) HM
40 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — Menhaden Fishermen MonumentThe Beaufort Fisherman
In loving memory and recognition Menhaden Fishermen Past — Present — Future This is their livelihood, this is their life — they know the sea, can read God’s weather chart: sun, moon, and stars from memory. The compass points are there . . . Map (db m226093) HM
41 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — C 87 — Michael J. Smith1945~1986
Astronaut, Navy aviator. Pilot of ill-fated space shuttle Challenger, lost Jan. 28, 1986. Recipient, Space Medal of Honor. Lived 1/2 mile south. Map (db m212916) HM
42 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — Michael John Smith
Captain United States Navy NASA Astronaut Born April 30th, 1945 Beaufort, North Carolina Died January 29th, 1986 Pilot Space Shuttle Challenger {Reverse} High Flight Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and . . . Map (db m226077) HM
43 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — C-43 — Old Burying Ground
Deeded to town, 1731, by Nathanael Taylor. Capt. Otway Burns of the War of 1812, Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers are buried here.Map (db m77031) HM
44 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — Our Confederate Heroes
To the memory of the Confederate Dead of Carteret County, 1861-1865 Erected by The Daughters of Confederacy Fort Macon Chapter Beaufort, N.C. 1926 "Not even time can destroy heroism."Map (db m225892) WM
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45 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — Remembering our AncestorsAfrican Presence & The Middle Passage
Beaufort, North Carolina, was involved in the Trans-Atlantic human trade and is a documented Middle Passage arrival site. Enslaved people disembarked at or neat this exact location, now called Topsail Park. Records from 1769 show that one . . . Map (db m226078) HM
46 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — C-13 — Salt Works
Established by order of the Provincial Congress, April 24, 1776, for Revolutionary War use. They were located 1½ miles east.Map (db m67559) HM
47 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — Shackleford's Wild Horses
Shackleford Banks is one of the few places on the Eastern United States where you can view wild horses. The horses have Spanish ancestry and their origins likely date from colonial times. These charismatic animals display behaviors which are . . . Map (db m226113) HM
48 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — C-8 — Spanish Attack
Spanish force landed and captured Beaufort, 1747. Driven away a few days later by local troops.Map (db m67561) HM
49 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — USS Monitor: America's First IroncladUSS Monitor Trail — Monitor National Marine Sanctuary —
Launched on Jan. 30, 1862, at the Continental Iron Works in Greenpoint, N.Y., the USS Monitor made history as the Union Navy’s first ironclad warship. It fought the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia in the first-ever clash between two . . . Map (db m213139) HM
50 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — Welcome to the original Down East… — The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway —
Technically part of the mainland, Down East is a larger peninsula made of several smaller peninsulas. Down East communities were once settlements that emerged on the high ground between marches. Small bridges spanning creeks still define community . . . Map (db m212923) HM
51 North Carolina, Carteret County, Beaufort — C-21 — Whale Fishery
At Shackleford Banks, six miles southeast by boat, was located a whale fishery of the 18th and 19th centuries.Map (db m67560) HM
52 North Carolina, Carteret County, Cape Lookout — Keep the Light Lit — Cape Lookout National Seashore —
Built in 1873 the two-story building in front of you was Cape Lookout Light Station’s Assistant Keepers’ Quarters. It housed the station’s assistant lightkeepers and their families for more than 75 years. Essentially a duplex, the quarters could . . . Map (db m213102) HM
53 North Carolina, Carteret County, Cape Lookout — More Than a Lighthouse — Cape Lookout National Seashore —
It is hard to miss the 163-foot-tall lighthouse. It was made to be noticed, to warn ships away from the shoals off the cape. But there is much more to the Cape Lookout Light Station than just the lighthouse. The light could not function without its . . . Map (db m213104) HM
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54 North Carolina, Carteret County, Cape Lookout — Our Dilemma: Eroding Shore — Cape Lookout National Seashore —
In the 1800s Shackleford Banks, across the water in front of you, and South Core Banks were one island. A 1933 hurricane cut them in two, creating Barden Inlet. The inlet might have closed naturally, but it has proven so useful for navigation that . . . Map (db m213093) HM
55 North Carolina, Carteret County, Cape Lookout — Two Centuries Warning Ships — Cape Lookout National Seashore —
The two prominent mounds on the landscape in front of you mark the remains of the oldest light station structure—the 1812 Keeper’s Quarters and the 1812 lighthouse. The mound to your left was the site of the 1812 Keeper’s Quarters, which was . . . Map (db m213107) HM
56 North Carolina, Carteret County, Cape Lookout — Where Are We? — Cape Lookout National Seashore —
Notice the diamond pattern painted on the Cape Lookout lighthouse. That pattern tells mariners where they are. Knowing one’s position at sea is crucial. A lighthouse’s guiding light helps at night, but what about during the day? The appearance . . . Map (db m213101) HM
57 North Carolina, Carteret County, Cedar Island — C-4 — Ocracoke Inlet
Once chief trade inlet of N.C. In 1718 pirate "Blackbeard" was killed near there, 17 mi. N.E., across Pamlico Sound.Map (db m226097) HM
58 North Carolina, Carteret County, Davis — Welcome to Davis…Outer Banks National Scenic Byway
Davis was first settled by four families in the early 1700s. Though the main occupations were a combination of farming and fishing its fame was its waterfowl legacy. Waterfowl meat was in demand in urban America and supplied by market hunters. . . . Map (db m226096) HM
59 North Carolina, Carteret County, Gloucester — Welcome to Gloucester… — The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway —
Gloucester was once called “Up Straits”. It was an extension of Straits until 1915 when a post office was suggested for the community. A different name was required by the Postal Service and community leader and freight boat Captain Joe Pigott, . . . Map (db m213051) HM
60 North Carolina, Carteret County, Harkers Island — Olive Thurlow Anchor
The Olive Thurlow, a three-masted, 149-foot barkentine, was built in 1876. She was bound for New York City from Charleston with a load of yellow pine lumber in 1902. During a storm on December 5, she sank in Cape Lookout Bight near the . . . Map (db m76683) HM
61 North Carolina, Carteret County, Harkers Island — C 24 — Cape Lookout Lighthouse Reported missing
Constructed, 1857-1859, to replace original 1812 tower. Present lighthouse, 150 feet tall, is four miles south.Map (db m225924) HM
62 North Carolina, Carteret County, Harkers Island — CisternsReducing Stormwater Runoff at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
This 1,500-gallon cistern collects stormwater runoff from the roof of the museum. The storm water collected by the cistern is used for general irrigation purposes on site. Storm water controls such as this help prevent fecal coliform and other . . . Map (db m77039) HM
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63 North Carolina, Carteret County, Harkers Island — Estuaries of the Sound
An estuary is where water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean. The country’s second largest estuary is located here within North Carolina’s Back, Core, and Pamlico Sounds. Its water, nutrients, marsh grasses, and sunlight create a . . . Map (db m76720) HM
64 North Carolina, Carteret County, Harkers Island — C-55 — Fort Hancock
Erected in 1778 by Le Chevalier de Cambray & Capt. de Cottineau to protect Cape Lookout Bay. Dismantled, 1780. Site four miles south.Map (db m225923) HM
65 North Carolina, Carteret County, Harkers Island — Harkers Island Visitor Center at Cape Lookout National Seashore
Welcome to the Harkers Island Visitor Center at Cape Lookout National Seashore Spanning from Ocracoke Inlet to Beaufort Inlet, Cape Lookout National Seashore preserves 56 miles of undeveloped beaches, marsh, and soundside waters along the Outer . . . Map (db m76673) HM
66 North Carolina, Carteret County, Harkers Island — Horizon of Islands
Across the shallow waters of Core Sound and Back Sound a low string of islands appears to float on the horizon, barely above the waves. Those islands, along with their soundside marshes and surrounding waters, are the park—Cape Lookout . . . Map (db m76717) HM
67 North Carolina, Carteret County, Harkers Island — In Honor and Rememberance
In Honor and Remembrance of the heroes and victims of September 11, 2001 and to celebrate the enduring spirit of all Americans.Map (db m226083) WM
68 North Carolina, Carteret County, Harkers Island — In Honor of Our Veterans
* Killed in Action Amspacher, James A. CG • Barum, Donald N • Bates, David MC • Birch, Jerry A • Brennan, Ken MC • Brooks, Carroll P., Sr. N • Brooks, Carroll P., Jr. A • Brooks, Claude D. CG • Brooks, Claude W. CG • Brooks, Curvis A • Brooks, . . . Map (db m226112) WM
69 North Carolina, Carteret County, Harkers Island — Protecting People and Ships
The 1859 Cape Lookout Lighthouse warns ships about the dangerous Cape Lookout Shoals—sandbars that jut out over 10 miles into the ocean. Replacing a short, 107-foot 1812 lighthouse, the new lighthouse has double walls. This design . . . Map (db m76685) HM
70 North Carolina, Carteret County, Harkers Island — Rain GardensReducing Stormwater Runoff at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
This 80 sq. ft. rain garden collects stormwater runoff from the roof of the Jean-Dale boat shed and the adjacent road. Rain gardens are depressions that contain native plants that absorb and filter polluted stormwater. This simple and effective . . . Map (db m77038) HM
71 North Carolina, Carteret County, Harkers Island — Welcome to Harkers Island…The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway
In 1895, fewer than 30 families lived here. The residents of Shackleford Banks, across Back Sound and south of Harkers Island, began an exodus after the 1899 hurricane hit. The majority settled here. These relocated bankers were shore whalers . . . Map (db m213054) HM
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72 North Carolina, Carteret County, Marshallberg — Marshallberg Harbor
The Marshallberg Harbor was established under the 1950 Harbor Act of the 8lst Congress and completed by the Corps of Engineers in 1957. The Harbor was built for the small boat owners of MarshallIberg and transient boaters. Since that time it . . . Map (db m189368) HM
73 North Carolina, Carteret County, Marshallberg — Welcome to Marshallberg… — The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway —
The body of water that borders the southern shore of Marshallberg is called “The Straits”. Core Sound runs northeast to southwest down the east side of Marshallberg and separates Core Banks from the mainland, providing important fishing grounds for . . . Map (db m212940) HM
74 North Carolina, Carteret County, Morehead City — A United States Naval Section Base Inshore Patrol
A United States Naval Section Base Inshore Patrol was located here during World War II. This memorial is dedicated to the Servicemen who were stationed here at that time.Map (db m225762) HM WM
75 North Carolina, Carteret County, Morehead City — C-56 — Atlantic Hotel
A prominent resort hotel opened June 21 1880, and visited by citizens from N.Y. to Ga. Burned April 15, 1933. Stood here.Map (db m77040) HM
76 North Carolina, Carteret County, Morehead City — Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
Completed in 1932 from Norfolk to Wilmington via Beaufort-Morehead City. Sen. F.M. Simmons of New Bern and Rep. J.H. Small of Washington led effort.Map (db m77011) HM
77 North Carolina, Carteret County, Morehead City — C-63 — Camp Glenn
National Guard camp, 1911 - 1918; later site of U.S. Navy base, and first U.S. Coast Guard air station, 1920 - 1921.Map (db m31251) HM
78 North Carolina, Carteret County, Morehead City — Carolina CityA Favorite Resort Stop — Burnside Expedition —
Carolina City was a small settlement established in 1855. It contained a post office, a turpentine distillery, and the large Carolina Hotel, a favorite resort stop for visitors from New Bern arriving by rail or steamship. During the Civil War, the . . . Map (db m31270) HM
79 North Carolina, Carteret County, Morehead City — C-75 — Carolina City
Large Confederate camp which extended over an area of 1 sq. mi. stood here; taken by Union Army, March 23, 1862, in Fort Macon campaign.Map (db m31250) HM
80 North Carolina, Carteret County, Morehead City — C-75 — Carolina City
Union occupied the town March 22, 1862, & used this area in staging the Fort Macon campaign. Union camps remained in vicinity until 1865.Map (db m225764) HM
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81 North Carolina, Carteret County, Morehead City — C-49 — Confederate Salt Works
The largest Confederate salt works in Carteret County was 50 yards S. It was burned by Union forces in April, 1862.Map (db m77041) HM
82 North Carolina, Carteret County, Morehead City — C-9 — Fort Macon
Built from 1826-34 to protect Beaufort Inlet. Replaced Fort Hampton. State park. 5 1/2 miles southeast.Map (db m30413) HM
83 North Carolina, Carteret County, Morehead City — C-48 — N.C. Bankers Association
Organized at Teachers' Assembly Hall, nearby, July 24, 1897. Thomas Battle, first president.Map (db m225766) HM
84 North Carolina, Carteret County, Morehead City — C-76 — N.C. State Highway Patrol
Est. 1929 in response to increased traffic & accidents. First training school was held here; graduated 27 officers.Map (db m31228) HM
85 North Carolina, Carteret County, Morehead City — C-48 — North Carolina Bankers Association Reported missing
Organized at Teacher's Assembly Hall, July 24, 1897. Thomas H. Battle elected first president.Map (db m77013) HM
86 North Carolina, Carteret County, Morehead City — C-85 — North Carolina National Guard
Militia Act formed the National Guard in 1903. First N.C. encampment held at Camp Rodman nearby, July 22-28.Map (db m225760) HM
87 North Carolina, Carteret County, Morehead City — CC-3 — Siege of Fort Macon
Prelude: On February 8, 1862, Union General Ambrose E. Burnside captured Roanoke Island, key to the important Sound Region of Norteastern North Carolina. On February 10, Elizabeth City fell followed by strategic New Bern on March 14. . . . Map (db m31254) HM
88 North Carolina, Carteret County, Morehead City — C-40 — Teacher's Assembly (North Carolina Education Assn.)
Headquarters and annual meeting-place, 1888-1900; razed in 1934. The building stood here.Map (db m77012) HM
89 North Carolina, Carteret County, Newport — Bogue Sound BlockhouseVermonters' Spirited Resistance
Company K, 9th New Jersey Volunteers, built the Bogue Sound Blockhouse here in the summer of 1862 to guard the junction of the Bogue Sound Road and Newport Road. Protected by a surrounding ditch and earthworks, the log blockhouse was armed with one . . . Map (db m77094) HM
90 North Carolina, Carteret County, Newport — Newport BarracksWinter Quarters Ablaze
The 7th North Carolina Infantry built Newport Barracks here as a set of log winter quarters in 1861-1862. Union soldiers later took possession and added a hospital, headquarters, stables, storehouses, earthworks to protect the complex, and an . . . Map (db m31225) HM
91 North Carolina, Carteret County, Newport — C-57 — Newport Barracks
Command post for Union defense system from New Bern to Morehead City, 1862-1865. Was ⅓ mi. E.Map (db m31207) HM
92 North Carolina, Carteret County, Ocracoke — Exploring PortsmouthCape Lookout National Seashore
Believe it or not, Portsmouth, the small, now-deserted village on this remote island, was once a bustling seaport. North Carolina's colonial legislature chartered Portsmouth in 1733 to serve coastal trade, and for more than two years it was one of . . . Map (db m177229) HM
93 North Carolina, Carteret County, Ocracoke — Methodist ChurchCape Lookout National Seashore
Completed in 1915 this church was the spiritual and communal center of the island, and like the villagers themselves it weathered many storms. As you enter the building notice that it tilts slightly to the right. The hurricane of 1944 left it this . . . Map (db m177424) HM
94 North Carolina, Carteret County, Ocracoke — Through These DoorsCape Lookout National Seashore
In the 1900s this building served as general store and post office. Portsmouth villagers called it the "new" store because it was the latest in a series of stores serving the community. At one time in the 1860s there were five. This store was built . . . Map (db m177276) HM
95 North Carolina, Carteret County, Otway — Welcome to Otway… — Outer Banks National Scenic Byway —
Otway’s first residents migrated northward from the Straits area in the 1700s. The rich farmland and access to water teeming with fish, crabs, and oysters made it desirable for homesteading. A 1932 Beaufort newspaper recounts a fall ritual . . . Map (db m212875) HM
96 North Carolina, Carteret County, Pine Knoll Shores — C-77 — SS Pevensey
Blockade runner, iron steamer, chased ashore by Union ship, June 9, 1864. Remains lie off-shore, 220 yards SE.Map (db m77049) HM
97 North Carolina, Carteret County, Pine Knoll Shores — C-59 — Verrazzano
Florentine sailing under French flag. His voyage along the coast in 1524 marked the first recorded European contact with North Carolina.Map (db m167753) HM
98 North Carolina, Carteret County, Portsmouth Island — Remembering Our AncestorsAfrican Presence and the Middle Passage
The Middle Passage, part of a larger trade route known as the Triangular Trade, is the route which was used in the trafficking of captive Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. From the 16th to the 19th centuries, approximately 12 . . . Map (db m241337) HM
99 North Carolina, Carteret County, Smyrna — Welcome to Smyrna… — The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway —
In the 1820s, Smyrna was once called Jarrett’s Bay. It included Williston and an area to the south called Tusk. Community members renamed in Smyrna around 1836. Smyrna was one of the few communities whose name was not changed by the US Post Office. . . . Map (db m212939) HM
100 North Carolina, Carteret County, Stacy — Welcome to Stacy… — Outer Banks National Scenic Byway —
The first deeded property was in 1752 to William Salter. The early settlers called this area, Piney Point, for the piece of wooded land which jutted out into Core Sound and served as a navigational day mark. With the establishment of the post office . . . Map (db m212872) HM

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