Historical Marker Search

You searched for State: nc

Showing results 1 to 10 of 2744
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26OV_james-k-polk_Pineville-NC.html
U.S. President, 1845-49. Born nearby in house no longer standing. Land & reconstructed buildings now State Historic Site.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26I8_deep-water-point-1812-1814_Southport-NC.html
During the war of 1812, North Carolina Governor William Hawkins called up companies of militia from Brunswick, Bladen, New Hanover and Duplin counties for the coastal defense of the state against British invasion to serve at Fort Johnston in South…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26I7_cape-fear-lighthouse-foundation-1903-1958_Bald-Head-Island-NC.html
The Cape Fear Lighthouse stood here until it was deactivated and replaced by the Oak Island lighthouse across the mouth of the river. The wrought iron and steel frame of the tower stood 150 feet high and its flashing lens was capable of reaching a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26I2_fort-holmes-1863-1865-battery-holmes_Bald-Head-Island-NC.html
Fort Holmes's largest earthen battery was built on the southwestern elbow of Bald Head Island to guard Old Inlet for blockade running ships. Its seacoast cannon provided cross-fire with Fort Caswell on Oak Island. Erosion claimed Battery Holmes by…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26I1_fort-holmes-1863-1865-encampment-site_Bald-Head-Island-NC.html
In this area stood the main base camp for Fort Holmes's garrison troops, and the headquarters of Colonel John J. Hedrick, 40th Regiment NC Troops. The barracks and storehouses were made largely of red cedar lumber and shingles, hewed from Bald Hea…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26I0_fort-holmes-1863-1865-battery-no-4_Bald-Head-Island-NC.html
Battery No. 4 highlights what remains of Fort Holmes. This crescent-shaped sand bastion mounted two 24-pounder and two 32-pounder cannon to guard against an enemy attack from the direction of East Beach and Bald Head Creek. The battery and a large…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26HZ_revolutionary-war-fort_Bald-Head-Island-NC.html
British troops constructed Fort George to defend Bald Head Island and their warships' anchorage at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. American forces attacked the fort, but were repulsed, in early September 1776. This was believed to be the first a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26HX_guarding-the-confederacy-lifeline_Bald-Head-Island-NC.html
Wilmington, North Carolina was the Confederacy's most important Seaport during the Civil War. By 1864, it was the last Atlantic Port open to trade with the outside world. General Robert E. Lee said: "If Wilmington falls, I cannot maintain my …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26HE_confederate-blockade-runner-ella_Bald-Head-Island-NC.html
Union ships chase the blockade runner Ella ashore on Bald Head Island as she tried to enter Old Inlet on December 3, 1864. Over the following two days, Confederate soldiers from Fort Holmes salvaged goods from the derelict vessel before she was de…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26HC_cape-fear-and-frying-pan-shoals_Bald-Head-Island-NC.html
An underwater labyrinth of sandbars stretches for 20 miles into the Atlantic Ocean, varying in depth from 3 to 15 feet, causing frequent shipwrecks. One of North Carolina's three great capes, collectively known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, th…
PAGE 1 OF 275