“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Buxton, North Carolina

Clickable Map of Dare County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Dare County, NC (108) Currituck County, NC (42) Hyde County, NC (15) Tyrrell County, NC (5)  DareCounty(108) Dare County (108)  CurrituckCounty(42) Currituck County (42)  HydeCounty(15) Hyde County (15)  TyrrellCounty(5) Tyrrell County (5)
Manteo is the county seat for Dare County
Buxton is in Dare County
      Dare County (108)  
      Currituck County (42)  
      Hyde County (15)  
      Tyrrell County (5)  
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1North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — B-54 — Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Tallest brick lighthouse in nation at 208 feet. Constructed, 1869-1870, to mark Diamond Shoals. Replaced 1802 structure.Map (db m29950) HM
2North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — B-41 — Diamond Shoals
"Graveyard of Atlantic." German submarines sank over 100 ships here, 1941 - 42, in the "Battle of Torpedo   Junction." Shoals are 3 mi. south.Map (db m11400) HM
3North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — Keepers of the Light — Cape Hatteras National Seashore —
Since 1803, there has been a lighthouse near Cape Hatteras warning mariners of the Diamond Shoals—dangerous shifting sands just under the ocean surface upon which ships wrecked. For over 130 years, 82 known lighthouse keepers proudly kept the light . . . Map (db m190967) HM
4North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — Life at the Light
There have been words written to the effect that the lighthouse keepers and their families had a very lonely life; however, we did not have this experience. In fact, just the opposite would be more apt to apply. The lighthouse was always a favorite . . . Map (db m88495) HM
5North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — PaukenschlagOperation Drumbeat
"The losses by submarines off our Atlantic seaboard and in the Caribbean now threaten our entire war effort." Chief of Staff George C. Marshall, 19 June, 1942 During the first six months of 1942, these beaches revealed crude oil, twisted metal, . . . Map (db m32129) HM
6North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — B-53 — Radio Milestone
From near here in 1902 R. A. Fessenden sent the first musical notes ever relayed by radio waves. Received 48 miles north.Map (db m11402) HM
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Dec. 4, 2022