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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Morehead City, North Carolina
Beaufort is the county seat for Carteret County
Morehead City is in Carteret County Carteret County (101) ► ADJACENT TO CARTERET COUNTY Craven County (60) ► Hyde County (22) ► Jones County (1) ► Onslow County (19) ► Pamlico County (2) ►
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Built from 1826-34 to protect Beaufort Inlet. Replaced Fort Hampton. State park. 5 1/2 miles southeast. — — Map (db m30413) HM
Organized at Teachers' Assembly Hall, nearby, July 24, 1897. Thomas Battle, first president. — — Map (db m225766) HM
Est. 1929 in response to increased traffic & accidents. First training school was held here; graduated 27 officers. — — Map (db m31228) HM
Organized at Teacher's Assembly Hall, July 24, 1897. Thomas H. Battle elected first president. — — Map (db m77013) HM
Militia Act formed the National Guard in 1903. First N.C. encampment held at Camp Rodman nearby, July 22-28. — — Map (db m225760) HM
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
Headquarters and annual meeting-place, 1888-1900; razed in 1934. The building stood here. — — Map (db m77012) HM
Sep. 22, 2023