Memorial Monuments and Museums Tour - Southport, NC

Memorial Monuments abd Museums in Southport's Historic District.

Memorial Monuments and Museums Tour - Southport, NC

Southport, North Carolina 28461, United States

Created By: Southport Historical Society

Tour Information

Welcome to Southport, NC

You are invited to learn more about Southport by visiting the memorial monuments and museums located throughout the historic Southport. The Southport Historical Society and the City of Southport are proud to provide this tour information for our visitors.

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What You'll See on the Tour

This monument honors ten Southport river pilots lost at sea. Five men were lost in 1872 and five more in 1877. Other monuments honor Major General Robert Howe (1732 – 1786) who was a Continental Army general from the Province of No... Read more
The Old Brunswick County Jail was built in 1904 for a low bid of $6,738. Since 1984, the structure has been maintained by the Southport Historical Society and has since undergone extensive renovations to restore this important piece of S... Read more
Ormond Leggett, Chief  Southport Fire Department 1934 - 1977
The Mission of the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is to collect, preserve and interpret material culture pertinent to the maritime history of the Lower Cape Fear region. To support the museum, visit our Friends of the NC Marit... Read more
The Southport Historical Society and the City of Southport have collaborated to create a family-friendly museum in the Garrison House at Fort Johnston that tells the amazing story of Southport. From the founding of “Smithville” in 179... Read more
Marker placed in 1938 by the NC Daughters of the War of 1812. 
Memorial to commenorate the importance of Fort Johnston place by the North Carolina Colonial Dames of America.
Map of first 100 lots of Smithville and role of Joshua Potts. Sponsored by the Southport Historical Society.
Erected during North Carolina’s Tercentenary to Mrs. Jessie Stevens Taylor, 1879–1961. She loved her God, Country and fellow man. She served here as a Voluntary Weather Observer and Storm Warning Display Woman from 1900 to 1961. Erec... Read more
Peace Poll comemorating 9/11. Sponsored by the Trinity United Methodist Church.
Granite river map indicating historical landmarks on Bald Head, Battery Island, and Oak Island. Sponsored by the Southport Rotary Club. Marker is located near the eastern end of River Front Park.
Comemorating the sinking of the JOHN D. GILL by a German Uboat on 3/12/1942.  Eight crew members and three armed guards were picked up by the US Coast Guard and landed at Southport, North Carolina. Six officers, 13 crewmen and four armed g... Read more


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