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Large Confederate fort stands 13 mi. S. After a strong Union attack it was evacuated Feb. 18, 1865, resulting in the fall of Wilmington.
Royal Governor 1754-65, author, member Irish Parliament, promoter of search for Northwest Passage, is buried at Saint Philips Church.
Fine colonial home. Built about 1725 by Roger Moore. Later Gov. Benjamin Smith's home. Stands 16? mi. south.
A Spanish expedition captured the town of Brunswick, 1748, during King George's War, but was soon driven away by the colonial militia.
Associate Justice United States Supreme Court, 1799-1804, officer in the Revolution, state Attorney General, Judge. Home was 18? mi. S.
Resisted by armed band, Feb., 1766, at Brunswick, where royal governor Tryon lived. Site 18? mi. south.
Major General in the Revolution, commander of the American Army in the South., 1776-78. His home stood 17 miles S.