Old Smithville Burying Ground (Rhett and Moore streets)

Historic Southport, North Carolina

Old Smithville Burying Ground (Rhett and Moore streets)

Southport, North Carolina 28461, United States

Created By: Southport Historical Society


The Old Smithville Burying Ground takes its name from the original 1792 town plan. This four and one-half acre plot was set aside for burials. It is generally thought that burials were taking place here even before the area was designated for that purpose, The oldest marker in the cemetery is that of Captain David Hicks, dated 1804. Interred in this cemetery are four generation of families, as well as, ship captains from abroad, soldiers from most American wars and local river pilots. The large obelisk marker honoring lost river pilots records that "The winds and sea sing their requiem and shall forever more."

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


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