Adkins-Ruark House (119 North Lord Street)

Historic Southport, North Carolina

Adkins-Ruark House (119 North Lord Street)

Southport, North Carolina 28461, United States

Created By: Southport Historical Society


Located at 119 North Lord Street, the house was built in the 1890s for Captain Adkins and his wife Charlotte. The Adkin's were the maternal grandparents of Robert C. Ruark. Ruark, a well known author and joumalisl, spent many of his childhood summers in his grandparents's home. His book The Old Man and the Boy is a personal account of his boyhood years in Southport which included the advice of his grandfather, "Now, then, son,"the old man said "we ain't going to be talking any. Fishn' is a silent sport and alot of conversation scares the fish and wrecks the mood...' The house is currently the Robert Ruark Inn and is no longer owned by the Ruark family.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Historic Southport, North Carolina


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