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Historical Markers in Bald Head Island, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Brunswick 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 Brunswick County, NC (62) Columbus County, NC (4) New Hanover County, NC (102) Pender County, NC (17) Horry County, SC (200)  BrunswickCounty(62) Brunswick County (62)  ColumbusCounty(4) Columbus County (4)  NewHanoverCounty(102) New Hanover County (102)  PenderCounty(17) Pender County (17)  HorryCountySouth Carolina(200) Horry County (200)
Bald Head Island is in Brunswick County
    Brunswick County (62)
    Columbus County (4)
    New Hanover County (102)
    Pender County (17)
    Horry County, South Carolina (200)
 
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1North Carolina (Brunswick County), Bald Head Island — Cape Fear and Frying Pan Shoals
An underwater labyrinth of sandbars stretches for 20 miles into the Atlantic Ocean, varying in depth from 3 to 15 feet, causing frequent shipwrecks. One of North Carolina's three great capes, collectively known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, . . . Map (db m115691) HM
2North Carolina (Brunswick County), Bald Head Island — Cape Fear Lighthouse Foundation 1903–1958
The Cape Fear Lighthouse stood here until it was deactivated and replaced by the Oak Island lighthouse across the mouth of the river. The wrought iron and steel frame of the tower stood 150 feet high and its flashing lens was capable of reaching an . . . Map (db m115767) HM
3North Carolina (Brunswick County), Bald Head Island — Captain Charlie’s StationNamed for Charles Swan
These four dwellings were provided by the government for the keepers of the Cape Fear Lighthouse and their families. Captain Charles Swan, the first keeper of the light, lived with his family and staff in these homes from 1903 until 1933. The . . . Map (db m115702) HM
4North Carolina (Brunswick County), Bald Head Island — Confederate Blockade Runner Ella
Union ships chased the blockade runner Ella ashore on Bald Head Island as she tried to enter Old Inlet on December 3, 1864. Over the following two days, Confederate soldiers from Fort Holmes salvaged goods from the derelict vessel before she . . . Map (db m165876) HM
5North Carolina (Brunswick County), Bald Head Island — Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Batteries No. 1 and No. 2
A rectangular sand bastion, Battery No. 2 mounted a 100-pounder Brooke Cannon and was located about 200 yards east. The site of circular-shaped Battery No. 1 with its 10-inch Columbiad cannon is about 100 yards to the west. It sat upon the south end . . . Map (db m165878) HM
6North Carolina (Brunswick County), Bald Head Island — Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Battery Holmes
Fort Holmes’s largest earthen battery was built on the southwestern elbow of Bald Head Island to guard Old Inlet for blockade running ships. Its seacoast cannon provided cross-fire with Fort Caswell on Oak Island. Erosion claimed Battery Holmes by . . . Map (db m115743) HM
7North Carolina (Brunswick County), Bald Head Island — Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Battery No. 4
Battery No. 4 highlights what remains of Fort Holmes. This crescent-shaped sand bastion mounted two 24-pounder and two 32-pounder cannon to guard against an enemy attack from the direction of East Beach and Bald Head Creek. The battery and a large . . . Map (db m115759) HM
8North Carolina (Brunswick County), Bald Head Island — Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Encampment Site
In this area stood the main base camp for Fort Holmes’s garrison troops, and the headquarters of Colonel John J. Hedrick, 40th Regiment NC Troops. The barracks and storehouses were made largely of red cedar lumber and shingles, hewed from Bald Head . . . Map (db m115745) HM
9North Carolina (Brunswick County), Bald Head Island — Generator HouseBuilt 1903
This brick structure was built to house the generator for the Cape Fear Lighthouse. A slate roof covers brick walls that are approximately 10-1/2 inches thick.Map (db m115696) HM
10North Carolina (Brunswick County), Bald Head Island — Guarding the Confederacy LifelineWhy Put a Fort on Bald Head?
Wilmington, North Carolina was the Confederacy's most important Seaport during the Civil War. By 1864, it was the last Atlantic Port open to trade with the outside world. General Robert E. Lee said: “If Wilmington falls, I cannot maintain . . . Map (db m165877) HM
11North Carolina (Brunswick County), Bald Head Island — Revolutionary War Fort
British troops constructed Fort George to defend Bald Head Island and their warships’ anchorage at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. American forces attacked the fort, but were repulsed, in early September 1776. This was believed to be the first . . . Map (db m115744) HM
12North Carolina (Brunswick County), Bald Head Island — Union Blockading Ship U.S.S. Peterhoff
U.S.S. Peterhoff served on the Union blockade of the Cape Fear until it was accidentally run into and sunk by the U.S.S. Monticello on March 7, 1864 off bald Head Island’s East Beach. The Peterhoff’s remains are located about . . . Map (db m115693) HM
 
Oct. 24, 2021