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Clickable Map of New Hanover 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 New Hanover County, NC (173) Brunswick County, NC (62) Pender County, NC (47)  NewHanoverCounty(173) New Hanover County (173)  BrunswickCounty(62) Brunswick County (62)  PenderCounty(47) Pender County (47)
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1 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 an April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union . . . Map (db m77249) WM
2 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, . . . Map (db m222492) HM
3 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — Dosher-Lowenstein Housec. 1912
Four-square style house built for Albert L. Dosher (1877-1955), native of Brunswick County, partner in plumbing contracting business; and wife, Catherine Haldane Davis (1884-1951). Purchased in 1924 by Sophia Cohen Lowenstein (1876-1945); and . . . Map (db m227165) HM
4 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — D-101 — Fall of Wilmington
Union assault on Hoke's entrenched Confederates led to the city's fall, February 22, 1865. Earthworks were nearby,Map (db m77134) HM
5 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — D-35 — George Davis
Confederate Senator, 1862-64, and Attorney General, 1864-65. Birthplace stood 3 mi. east.Map (db m77130) HM
6 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — Hazlehurst House1911
Dutch Colonial style residence built for John L. Hazlehurst (1866-1936), native of Charleston, S.C., assistant cashier with Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and his wife, Clara Woodward (1880-1970). Remained in family until 1983.Map (db m227217) HM
7 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — Hinton-Seale House1913
Joseph Leitner, Architect Shingle style cottage built for Edgar Latimer Hinton (1868-1934), owner and manager of the Seashore Hotel and Steel Pier, and other businesses; and wife, Mamie E. Lively (1882-1967), native of Birmingham, AL. In 1938, their . . . Map (db m226999) HM
8 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — D-83 — James F. Shober1853-1889
1st known black physician with an M.D. degree in N.C. Practiced 1878-89. Home and office stood one block north.Map (db m77253) HM
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9 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — Jarman House1911
Craftsman style house built for John Franklin Jarman (1876-1939), native of Onslow County, druggist and proprietor of Jarman’s Pharmacy, and wife, Sallie Ennett (1877-1976).Map (db m226996) HM
10 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — D-61 — John N. Maffitt
Captain of Confederate cruiser “Florida” and ironclad “Albemarle.” With U.S. Coast Survey, 1842-1858. Blockade runner; Grave 14 blks. N.E.Map (db m77254) HM
11 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — D-64 — Johnson Jones Hooper
Editor and humorist, creator of “Simon Suggs” and other characters of the Southern frontier. Born in this city, 1815.Map (db m77239) HM
12 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — Last Stand At WilmingtonThe Forks Road Engagement — Confederate Lifeline —
Here, in the earthworks in front of you, Confederate Gen. Robert F. Hoke’s troops made a stand on February 20-21, 1865. They were attempting to halt the Union army’s advance on Wilmington, the Confederacy’s principal seaport. Blockade runners, . . . Map (db m28636) HM
13 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — D-96 — North Carolina Shipbuilding Co.
Constructed 243 vessels at shipyard one mile west, 1941-1946. Its first Liberty Ship, the S.S. Zebulon B. Vance, launched Dec. 6, 1941.Map (db m77135) HM
14 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — D-69 — Oakdale Cemetery
Est. in 1852. Includes graves of Confederate leaders, officers, and soldiers, & victims of yellow fever epidemic. Six blocks N.Map (db m77252) HM
15 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — Saint Amand House1922
Craftsman style bungalow built for Claudius Emile Saint Amand (1877-1951), native of Charleston, SC, Chief Claims Attorney for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and wife, Ella Mae Flagler (1880-1967), native of Kingstree, SC. Remained in family . . . Map (db m226997) HM
16 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — Schaefer Housec. 1916
Neoclassical Revival style house built for William Henry Schaefer (1872-1959); and wife, Katherine Hall LeGwin (1882-1963). A native of Sussex County, Virginia, he came to Wilmington as a young man to work in the general offices of the Atlantic . . . Map (db m226794) HM
17 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — St. Stephen A.M.E. Church1880-1886
Late Gothic-revival style church built for African Methodist Episcopal congregation organized in 1865. Contractor and church member Lewis Hollingsworth designed the building. Other congregants worked as master carpenters and masons. Notable . . . Map (db m226295) HM
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18 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — D-23 — State Salt Works
The state of North Carolina to relieve a wartime scarcity, operated salt works from here to Myrtle Grove Sound, 1861-64.Map (db m77132) HM
19 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship MemorialIn Memoriam
The U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial commemorates the heroic participation of the men and women of North Carolina in the prosecution and victory of the Second World War, and perpetuates the memory of the more than ten thousand North . . . Map (db m83989) HM WM
20 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — D-111 — United States Colored Troops
Black soldiers & white officers in Union army, 1863-1865. About 500 involved in Wilmington campaign buried here.Map (db m77251) HM
21 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — D-86 — USS North Carolina
World War II battleship. Launched, June 13, 1940. Served in Pacific. 1942-1945. Decommissioned 1947. Berthed here 1961.Map (db m62510) HM
22 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — Wilmington College
Founded in 1947 by New Hanover County. The forerunner of UNC Wilmington operated until 1961 in Isaac Bear Elementary School, which stood 75 feet south.Map (db m77236) HM
23 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington — Wilmington National Cemetery
Civil War Wilmington Wilmington was a minor Atlantic port when the Civil War started and the U.S. Navy did little to secure it. In fall 1862, the Confederate Ordnance Bureau designated it as the port of entry for its blockade runners. At night . . . Map (db m223962) HM
24 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Ahrens Building1907
Henry E. Bonitz, Architect Neoclassical revival style commercial building commissioned by Benjamin H.J. Ahrens (1844-1912), native of Germany, grocer, for sons Eduard (1876-1961), and Adolph G. (1882-1953), who operated Ahrens Brothers Wholesale . . . Map (db m226398) HM
25 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — D-103 — Alex Manly1866-1944
Edited black-owned Daily Record four blocks east. Mob burned his office, Nov. 10, 1898, leading to "race riot" & restrictions on black voting in N.C.Map (db m64779) HM
26 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Baldwin Housec. 1895
Queen Anne style house built for Dr. Albert Marion Baldwin (1845-1934) dentist, and wife, Emma Mitchell (1845-1909). Remained in family until 1936.Map (db m226781) HM
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27 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Benjamin Beery House1854; 1887
Italianate style house built for Benjamin Washington Beery (1822-1892), partner in Cassidey & Beery Shipyard; and wife, Ann Eliza Williams (1827-1865). Served as school and convent of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy,1869-1870. Double piazzas added . . . Map (db m77204) HM
28 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Betts-Harr Building1853
Greek Revival style townhouse built for Mary Taylor Betts (1790-1873), widow of Capt. William Betts who died in a shipwreck at sea in 1819. Sold in 1867 to Co. Robert H. Cowan (1823-1872), partner in firm of Turner & Cowan, Insurance Agents, who . . . Map (db m226695) HM
29 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Burgwin-Wright House1770
Georgian style house built on top of an abandoned jail for John Burgwin (1731-1803), merchant and lawyer, Clerk of Court in Bladen and New Hanover counties, Clerk of NC Provincial Assembly, Secretary to Royal Governor Dobbs and Treasurer of . . . Map (db m225799) HM
30 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Cassidey Shipyard
Confederate shipyard and outfitting station which completed the ironclad steam sloop Raleigh in 1863. Site is three blocks west.Map (db m28626) HM
31 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Cowan Housec. 1840
Believed to have been constructed by Jane Cowan, 2nd wife of Governor Edward B. Dudley and remained in Cowan family until 1871. Purchased in 1871 by Captain W.P. Oldham (1836-1918), commission merchant, grist mill owner, clerk of the Board of Audit . . . Map (db m226767) HM
32 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — D. R. Foster Building1911
J. F. Leitner, Architect Neo-classical revival style building constructed for David Russel Foster (1882-1933); and wife, Anna Stockwell (1885-1951), native of Canton, PA. He was the owner of D. R. Foster Company, realtors, developers and insurance . . . Map (db m226696) HM
33 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Daggett-Taylor House1897 — Silva & Savage, Builders —
Queen Anne style house built for Eliza Whitehead Daggett (1846-1907), widow of William T. Daggett (1832-1893), partner in firm of Hancock & Daggett, paint and oil dealers, purchased in 1911 by Edgar Taylor (1858-1922), wholesale fish dealer; and . . . Map (db m77206) HM
34 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Donald MacRae House1901 — Brite and Bacon, Architects —
Shingle style house designed by James Brite (1864-1942) and Henry Bacon (1866-1924). A former resident, Bacon was the architect of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. House built for Capt. Donald V. MacRae (1861-1928), Spanish-American War . . . Map (db m226391) HM
35 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Dr. Anderson's Office1871
Built by Dr. Edwin A. Anderson (1850-1895) as his office. Served in the Confederate Army as Surgeon.Map (db m226699) HM
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36 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — E. Payson Willard House1908
Neoclassical Revival style house built for Edward Payson Willard (1872-1947), Secretary and General Manager of Willard Bag & Manufacturing Company; and wife, Mary Love West (1876-1968). The house remained in the family for eighty-five years. . . . Map (db m227251) HM
37 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — D-17 — Edward B. Dudley1789 - 1855
Governor, 1836-41, the first in N.C. elected by popular vote; first president of Wilmington and Weldon Railroad. His home stands 2 blocks W.Map (db m28746) HM
38 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Gore Building1912
Commercial structure built as rental property for Daniel Lennox Gore (1847-1925), native of Columbus County, Confederate veteran, and real estate investor. The first tenant, Pickard-Bleecker Automotive Company, sold and serviced Chalmers Motor . . . Map (db m226698) HM
39 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Grace Methodist ChurchOrganized December 24, 1797
Since that date four sanctuaries have burned, 1803–1843–1886–1947. Present imposing and lovely church was dedicated to the glory of God and service to mankind May 15, 1955. Body of Reverend Wm. Meredith, founder of Methodism in . . . Map (db m28940) HM
40 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — D-88 — Gregory Normal Institute
School for blacks, 1868-1921. Founded by American Missionary Assoc. Named for benefactor James H. Gregory. Was 4 blocks E.Map (db m28749) HM
41 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Henry F. Otten House1909
Neo-Classical Revival style house built for Henry F. Otten (1863-1943), native of New York City, bookkeeper, and wife, Margaret Peschau (1874-1938), native of Evansville, Indiana. House converted to duplex in 1936; inherited by daughter, Margaret . . . Map (db m226793) HM
42 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Historic First Baptist ChurchOrganized 1808
First building southeast corner of Front and Ann Streets. Present building erected 1860-1870. Rev. John L. Prichard, pastor, died a martyr to humanity in the yellow fever plague, 1862. To The Glory Of Christ Who Sets Men FreeMap (db m144200) HM
43 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Hogg-Anderson Housec.1813
Federal style house built for John Hogg (1765-1826), native of Scotland, merchant, legislator and banker. Purchased in 1829 by Alexander Anderson (1785-1844), native of Scotland, merchant. Addition built c.1844 by formerly enslaved builder, Soloman . . . Map (db m226700) HM
44 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Huggins House1910
Shingle style house built for Frank Linwood Huggins (1867-1952), chemist and superintendent of Cape Fear Chemical Company; and wife, Kate Theodosia Cantwell (1872-1950). House remained in family until 1955.Map (db m226795) HM
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45 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — I. Shrier Lyceum Hall1905
Charles McMillan, Architect W. E. Glenn, Contractor Commercial building constructed as rental property for clothiers Isaac Shrier (1841-1920), native of Bavaria, and his wife, Betsy Willner (1850-1916), native of Austria. Initial tenants on the . . . Map (db m226601) HM
46 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Joseph Hanby House1899
Henry Bonitz, Architect Queen Anne style house built for Joseph Howard Hanby (1843-1905), grocer and Confederate veteran; and wife, Adrienne Kelly Wilson (1848-1913). The house remains in the family as investment property. Historic . . . Map (db m226789) HM
47 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Kidder House1910
Shingle style house built as rental property for George W. Kidder (1844-1915), saw and planning mill owner; and wife, Florence Hill (1855-1917). Inherited by daughter, Florence Kidder Moore (1888-1971), wife of Louis T. Moore (1885-1961), secretary . . . Map (db m226797) HM
48 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Mary Jane Langdon House1870
E. W. Brown, Architect Alfred Howe, Builder Italianate style house built for Mary Jane Halsey Langdon (1799-1883), widow of Samuel Langdon (1786-1832), merchant, to replace residence that burned. Inherited by granddaughter Jane Young (1849-1930), . . . Map (db m226800) HM
49 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Park Avenue — Post Office Alley1889
Park Avenue, now known as Post Office Alley, was created when the US Post Office was built on the corner of Front and Chestnut Streets. A popular park was adjacent. Three buildings that faced the passage still stand, including No. 3, which became . . . Map (db m226397) HM
50 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Peterson & Rulfs Building1905
Joseph L. Leitner & William J. Wilkins, Architects Joseph Schad, Builder Neoclassical Revival style building constructed for Peterson & Rulfs Shoe Company owned by business partners William Canover Peterson (1861-1940), native of Duplin County, and . . . Map (db m226799) HM
51 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Powell - Yopp House — c. 1861 — Additions c. 1898, 1915 —
Greek Revival house, built for Robert Power (1824–1862), carriage maker, and wife Sarah (1823–1888). Willed to Sarah E. H. Yopp (1829–1904). Craftsman style additions made by grandson, Alfred Harding Yopp (1876–1973), . . . Map (db m28942) HM
52 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Residence of Edward B. Dudley
This building was the residence of Edward B. Dudley, first Governor of North Carolina. Elected by the people, in 1836. Here Daniel Webster was entertained by Governor Dudley on May 5, 1847, and here Present William H. Taft was the guest of James . . . Map (db m77205) HM
53 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Rulfs House1914
Neoclassical Revival style house built as an investment property for John Frederick Rulfs Jr. (1869-1953), co-owner of Peterson and Rulfs, Boots and Shoes; and wife, Alice Smith Rendleman (1881-1948), native of Salisbury, NC. The house remained in . . . Map (db m227245) HM
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54 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Second and Orange Street USO Club1941
Kahn & Jacobs Architects, New York City Lt. Leslie N. Boney, Jr., Supervising Architect A.R. Abrams Co., Atlanta, GA, Contractors Federally-funded recreation center (Type A) built in the International style and leased to United Services . . . Map (db m226300) HM
55 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Shrier Building1897
Commercial building constructed as rental property for Isaac Shrier (1841-1920), native of Germany, clothier and real estate investor, and wife, Betsy Willner (1850-1916), native of Austria. Rented by various tenants, including the Telegraph - . . . Map (db m226694) HM
56 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Sprunt House1912 — Kenneth M. Murchison of New York Architect —
First example of the Italian Renaissance style house in Wilmington built for James Laurence Sprunt (1886-1973), agent for Alexander Sprunt & Son, the world's largest cotton exporter; and wife, Amoret Cameron Price (1891-1915), native of . . . Map (db m77208) HM
57 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — St. Mark’s Episcopal ChurchEmerson and Fehmer, Boston, Architects; Alfred Howe, Builder — 1871–1875 —
Gothic Revival style church built for congregation organized in 1869. The cornerstone was laid March 23, 1871 and the edifice completed under the leadership of the Rev. Charles O. Brady. Dedicated on March 23, 1871, it was the first Episcopal church . . . Map (db m28877) HM
58 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Stephen Jewett Housec. 1856
Greek Revival style house built for Stephen Jewett (1805-1862), native of Maine, Cabinetmaker and cashier for the Bank of Wilmington; and wife, Lucy A. Bradley (1819-1898). Remained in family for forty-seven years. In 1989 saved for preservation by . . . Map (db m226697) HM
59 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — D-44 — Temple of Israel
Erected 1875-6. First house of worship built in North Carolina by the Jews. Congregation established in 1867.Map (db m28758) HM
60 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — The Bijou Theater
The Bijou was Wilmington's first movie theater when it opened as a tent on this site in 1906. James "Foxy" Howard and P.W. Wells, two veteran theatrical performers, formed the Howard & Wells Amusement Company, leased this lot from J.W. Murchison, . . . Map (db m226400) HM
61 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — The Murchison National Bank Building
Built in 1914 by J. Henry Miller, Inc., of Baltimore. Designed in the Classical Revival style by architect Kenneth Murchison of New York. Renovated in 1985 by Kuester Development Corp. of Charlotte and Liberty Real Estate Corp. of Boston. This site . . . Map (db m226261) HM
62 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — The Sprunt Building
In constant occupancy since the pre-Civil War decade, the Sprunt Building was home of the Cape Fear Flour and Pearl Hominy Mill in 1884, the largest of its kind in the South. In 1919-1920, Alexander Sprunt & Sons rebuilt the structure to its . . . Map (db m226693) HM
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63 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — U.S. Post Office & Federal Building1936-1937
R. Stanley Brown, Architect Algernon Blair, Builder R.A. Wood, Construction Superintendent Construction of the Colonial revival style Federal Building provided employment during the Great Depression. W.P.A. Artist, William F. Pfohl, painted the . . . Map (db m225800) HM
64 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
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65 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Vance Alley
Named for Samuel Vance (d. 1805), a merchant who owned the property on the south side of the alley. His widow, Mary Walker Vance (1786-1820), operated a boarding house here, “a mecca for young immigrants from the north.” Inherited by daughter, Jane . . . Map (db m226798) HM
66 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Vollers-Hardin-Walker House1896
Henry Bonitz, Architect Louis Henry Vollers, Contractor Queen Anne style house built by and for Louis Henry Vollers (1862-1943), native of Point Caswell, building contractor; and wife, Susan A. Barnhill (1862-1942). Purchased in 1900 by John Haywood . . . Map (db m226998) HM
67 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Webb-Rankin Housec. 1896
H. E. Bonitz, Architect Neoclassical Revival style house built for Walter G. Webb (1844-1919), bookkeeper, and wife, Nora Grainger (1859-1939). Purchased in 1926 by Robert George Rankin (1875-1955), salesman; and wife, Kate Harlow (1880-1965). . . . Map (db m227248) HM
68 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — D-119 — William B. Gould1837-1923
Was enslaved Bellamy plasterer. Escaped 1862 and joined Union navy. Kept detailed war diary. Lived 2 blocks north.Map (db m144199) HM
69 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — William G. Craig House — 1893 —
Queen Anne style house built for William Gaston Craig (1861–1957), native of Alamance Co., N.C., and wife Sarah Frances (1867–1958), native of Goldsboro, N.C. He was inspector for Atlantic Coast Line Railroad car building department. . . . Map (db m167693) HM
70 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — D-118 — Wilmington Coup
Armed white mob met at armory here, Nov. 10, 1898. Marched six blocks and burned office of Daily Record, black-owned newspaper. Violence left untold numbers of African Americans dead. Led to overthrow of city government & installation of coup leader . . . Map (db m144201) HM
71 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Wilmington Light InfantryArmory Building
This plaque is presented to the Wilmington Light Infantry which served with distinction in: The Civil War, The Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. This plaque is to be prominently displayed on the Washington Light Infantry . . . Map (db m28644) HM
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72 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Historic District — Wright-Murphy Housec. 1830
Federal-Greek Revival style house built for William Augustus Wright (1807-1878), lawyer, general attorney for the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad and President of the Bank of Cape Fear; and wife, Eliza Ann Hill (1813-1895). From 1846 to 1889, the . . . Map (db m227000) HM
73 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Pineywoods — D-47 — Edwin A. Anderson
Admiral, U.S. Navy. Received Congressional recognition for service in War with Spain, at Vera Cruz; and in World War I. Home is 4 mi. E.Map (db m77131) HM
74 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — D-59 — Adam Empie, D.D.
First chaplain of U.S. Military Academy, West Point, 1813-1817; president William and Mary College; rector St. James Church. Grave ¾ mi. N.E.Map (db m28724) HM
75 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — Adrian House1875 — James F. Post, Architect / Additions c.1909, 1914 —
Aldrich Adrian (1834-1897) and wife Christine Fraas (1850-1937) natives of Germany, built the Tuscan villa style house in 1875. Adrian was a city alderman and co-owner of Adrian & Vollers, wholesale grocery. The Z.W. Whitehead family owned the . . . Map (db m77221) HM
76 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — America's Only Thunder Roll
High above the stage of Historic Thalian Hall hides a unique piece of theatre history. Historic Thalian Hall is the only theater in the country that still creates a thunderstorm indoors using an original 19th century theatrical sound effect system . . . Map (db m226600) HM
77 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — D-60 — Beery’s Shipyard
Many Confederate naval vessels, including the ironclad “North Carolina,” built here. Site lies across river on Eagles Island, ¼ mile west.Map (db m28627) HM
78 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — Beery's Shipyard
On the west side of the river a little south of the causeway was Beery's Shipyard, where the Confederate ironclad North Carolina was built in 1862 for the protection of the port. The ironclad Raleigh was constructed at . . . Map (db m28628) HM
79 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — D-71 — Cape Fear Club
Founded in 1866; oldest men’s social club in N.C. Guilford F. Dudley, first president. Building here in use since 1913.Map (db m28938) HM
80 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — D-67 — Catherine Kennedy Home
For the elderly. Grew from Ladies Benevolent Society, founded, 1845. First home, 1879, stood four blocks east.Map (db m28730) HM
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81 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — Charles Cornwallis
This building was occupied by Lord Charles Cornwallis, Commander in Chief of the British army, in April, 1781. In the basement was a military prison. New Hanover Historical Commission. A.J. Howell. E.S. Martin James . . . Map (db m28722) HM
82 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — City of Wilmington Fire Stations
For over 150 years this site was continuously occupied by City of Wilmington Fire Stations. The first station was constructed in 1846 by the Howard Relief Company, a volunteer fire company. Successor headquarters stations were constructed in 1886, . . . Map (db m226299) HM
83 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — Colonel James Innes
This public area perpetuates the name of Colonel James Innes A fearless and brave New Hanover County soldier, he served against the Spanish forces at Cartagena, Colombia, in 1740, and in 1754 commanded the Colonial forces in the . . . Map (db m224905) HM
84 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — Confederate Soldiers Monument
(front) 1861-1865 To the soldiers of the Confederacy Confederates blend your recollections Let memory weave its bright reflections Let love revive life’s ashen embers For love is life since love remembers PRO ARIS ET . . . Map (db m28642) HM
85 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — Cornelius HarnettRevolutionary War Patriot
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86 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — Custom House — City of Wilmington Riverwalk —
For 150 years regional customs were administered here. In 1819, the United States government purchased the property for a custom house, a place where duties were paid and ships were cleared to enter or leave the port of Wilmington. In 1844, the . . . Map (db m226275) HM
87 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — D-105 — David Walkerca. 1796-1830
His Appeal, influential 1829 pamphlet, denounced slavery. A free black, he grew up in Wilmington; moved to Boston by 1825.Map (db m28717) HM
88 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — D-40 — Edwin A. Alderman1861-1931
Crusader for education. President, UNC, 1896-1900; Tulane, 1900-04; Virginia, 1904-31. This was his birthplace.Map (db m77231) HM
89 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — Eureka Dye Company1915
Commercial building constructed for owners Charles Douglas Meyers (1868-1926), manager of Eureka Dye Works; and sister, Caroline Kelloch Meyers (1866-1956). In 1922, their company sustained heavy losses when a four-ton elephant named Topsy escaped . . . Map (db m226395) HM
90 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — Fanning Housec. 1850 — J.C. and R.B. Wood, Builders —
Italianate style house built for Phineas Wines Fanning (1799-1880), native of Nantucket, MA; editor and publisher of the Wilmington Free Press; house, ship and sign painter. He was master of St. John's Masonic Lodge and Grand Master of Masons in . . . Map (db m77222) HM
91 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — Fort Fisher
Eighteen miles below Wilmington stood Fort Fisher, which kept the port of Wilmington open for the Confederacy during almost the entire Civil War. On December 24 and 25 1864 it withstood the greatest bombardment in the history of the world up to that . . . Map (db m224854) HM
92 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — Freedom Flame
May it Burn Eternally Dedicated to those citizens of Wilmington and New Hanover County who have given of themselves and those yet to answer the call to preserve liberty for all mankind Placed here by Wilmington Sertoma Club Freedom Week — . . . Map (db m226551) WM
93 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — Gabriel Johnston1699-1752
Royal Governor of North Carolina 1734-52. Named this city for his patron, Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, and encouraged its growth as a seaport. He urged the increase of immigration, education, commerce and agriculture, brought about the first . . . Map (db m224891) HM
94 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — General Benjamin Smith
. . . Map (db m28762) HM
95 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — George Davis
(west face) George Davis Senator and Attorney General of the Confederate States of America 1820-1896 (south face) Scholar Patriot Statesman Christian (east face) His wisdom illustrated the . . . Map (db m28641) HM
96 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — D-36 — George Davis1820 - 1896
Confederate senator, 1862-64, and attorney general, 1864-65. Home was 2 blocks E.; grave is ½ mile northeast.Map (db m28623) HM
97 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — George Washington
. . . Map (db m42132) HM
98 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — D-50 — Henry Bacon1866-1924
Architect of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington and many other public structures. Home is here, grave, Oakdale Cemetery.Map (db m28726) HM
99 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — Here Stood the Residence of William Hooper
. . . Map (db m226297) HM
100 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Wilmington, Riverfront — 21 — Hubert Eaton Sr. — NC Civil Rights Trail —
Doctor, Civil Rights leader, influential tennis mentor, early advocate for improved schools & access to medical care. Lived in this vicinity.Map (db m224841) HM

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