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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Swansboro, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Onslow 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 Onslow County, NC (20) Carteret County, NC (55) Duplin County, NC (9) Jones County, NC (1) Pender County, NC (17)  OnslowCounty(20) Onslow County (20)  CarteretCounty(55) Carteret County (55)  DuplinCounty(9) Duplin County (9)  JonesCounty(1) Jones County (1)  PenderCounty(17) Pender County (17)
Location of Swansboro, North Carolina
    Onslow County (20)
    Carteret County (55)
    Duplin County (9)
    Jones County (1)
    Pender County (17)
 
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1North Carolina (Onslow County), Swansboro — C 54 — "Prometheus"
First steamboat made in N.C. Built in 1818 by Otway Burns, privateer in War of 1812. Shipyard located 350 feet S.W.Map (db m31577) HM
2North Carolina (Onslow County), Swansboro — C 52 — Col. John Starkey
Free school advocate, 1749; Southern District treasurer, 1750-1765; member of assembly for 25 years. Grave located at "The Bluff" 4 mi. N.Map (db m31576) HM
3North Carolina (Onslow County), Swansboro — S1 — Hammocks Beach State ParkJacksonville•Onslow African-American Heritage Trail
Onslow County, with its beautiful beaches, rivers, streams and woods, was considered an ideal destination for many out of town sportsmen in the early 20th century. Dr. William Sharpe, a New York based neurosurgeon, began visiting Onslow County in . . . Map (db m77097) HM
4North Carolina (Onslow County), Swansboro — Huggins Island BatteryProtecting the Coast — Coastal Expeditions —
Union Gen. Benjamin F. Butler’s capture of Hatteras Inlet in August 1861 gave Federal forces a foothold from which they could launch attacks up the rivers and sounds of eastern North Carolina. Confederate authorities decided to construct earthen . . . Map (db m168280) HM
5North Carolina (Onslow County), Swansboro — C 41 — Huggins' Island Fort
Confederate 6-gun fort guarding the entrance to Bogue Inlet; burned by Union troops, Aug. 19, 1862. Remains, 1 mi. SW.Map (db m31580) HM
6North Carolina (Onslow County), Swansboro — C 44 — Port Swannsborough
Named for Samuel Swann. Town incorporated in 1783. Port, including area from New River to Bogue Inlet, established in 1786.Map (db m31579) HM
 
Apr. 18, 2021