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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Swansboro, North Carolina
Location of Swansboro, North Carolina
► Onslow County (20) ► Carteret County (55) ► Duplin County (9) ► Jones County (1) ► Pender County (17)
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| 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|
|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|
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|
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|
| 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|
|Named for Samuel Swann. Town incorporated in 1783. Port, including area from New River to Bogue Inlet, established in 1786. — — Map (db m31579) HM|