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Historical Markers in Atlantic Beach, 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 (61) Craven County, NC (58) Hyde County, NC (15) Jones County, NC (1) Onslow County, NC (20) Pamlico County, NC (2)  CarteretCounty(61) Carteret County (61)  CravenCounty(58) Craven County (58)  HydeCounty(15) Hyde County (15)  JonesCounty(1) Jones County (1)  OnslowCounty(20) Onslow County (20)  PamlicoCounty(2) Pamlico County (2)
Beaufort is the county seat for Carteret County
Atlantic Beach is in Carteret County
      Carteret County (61)  
ADJACENT TO CARTERET COUNTY
      Craven County (58)  
      Hyde County (15)  
      Jones County (1)  
      Onslow County (20)  
      Pamlico County (2)  
 
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1North 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
2North 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
3North 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
4North 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
5North 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
6North 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
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7North 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
8North 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
9North 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
10North 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 m77045) HM
11North 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
12North 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
13North 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
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14North 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
15North 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
16North 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
17North 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
18North 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
19North 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
20North 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
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21North 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
22North 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
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022