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Hyde County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
US 264 (facing west) image, Touch for more information
By Bernard Fisher, June 28, 2012
US 264 (facing west)
North Carolina (Hyde County), Engelhard — B 7 — Granville Grant
Formed northern half of colony of North Carolina. Survey of southern boundary began 28-1/2 miles east across sound, 1743. — Map (db m56994) HM
North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — British Cemetery - HMT Bedfordshire
These gravesites contain the bodies of four British seamen. Their ship, the armed trawler HMS Bedfordshire, was on loan to our Navy by Great Britain to help protect our shores during the early days of World War II. On May 11, 1942 the . . . — Map (db m38781) HM
North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — B-35 — Lake Company
Josiah Collins, Sr., and partners drained part of 100,000~acre tract near Lake Phelps with 6~mile canal, completed 1788; mouth 2 mi. southeast. — Map (db m11404) HM
North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — B-43 — Lt. Robert Maynard
Of the Royal Navy. Sent by Gov. Spotswood of Virginia, in the sloop "Ranger," killed the pirate Blackbeard off shore, 1718. — Map (db m29963) HM
North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — B-55 — Ocracoke Lighthouse
Oldest N. C. lighthouse still in service. Erected 1823 to serve Ocracoke Inlet trade. 75 ft. tall. Located 4/10 mile S. W. — Map (db m29956) HM
North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — U.S. Navy Beach Jumpers - Amphibious Forces, U.S. Navy Monument Hyde County Heritage Trail
[western face:] U.S. Navy Beach Jumpers Loop Shack Hill Advanced Amphibious Training Base, Ocracoke (AATB) December 1943 to January 1946 In December 1943, the U.S. Navy Section Base became the Advanced Amphibious Training . . . — Map (db m29973) HM
North Carolina (Hyde County), Ocracoke — B 70 — USRC Mercury — —
U.S. Revenue Cutter in War of 1812. Patrolled Ocracoke Inlet. Escaped British ships offshore, 1813, to deliver warning of threat to New Bern. — Map (db m67238) HM
North Carolina (Hyde County), Swan Quarter — B 19 — British Invasion
A British force under Admiral Cockburn occupied Portsmouth and Ocracoke, July 12-16, 1813. S.E. 30 miles across Pamlico Sound. — Map (db m57001) HM
North Carolina (Hyde County), Swan Quarter — B 42 — Mattamuskeet
Largest natural lake in N.C. Center of an Indian reservation, established 1715. Twice drained and farmed. Wildlife refuge since 1934. One mile N. — Map (db m57011) HM
North Carolina (Hyde County), Swan Quarter — B 58 — Mattamuskeet Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
The refuge, observation tower, and hunting lodge were rehabilitated by Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees, 1934-42. — Map (db m57012) HM

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