Southport, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

Overview


Southport is a small seaside village whose rich history began as early as 1754, when Fort Johnston was built. In 1792, it was incorporated as the town of Smithville, but in 1887, with their busy fishing village growing, the citizens decided to rename it Southport in hopes it would bring a port to their town. Much to their disappointment, however, the port was located in Wilmington. In 1954, Hurricane Hazel made landfall, and the storm surge delivered to Southport was the greatest in North Carolina's recorded ...
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Overview


Southport is a small seaside village whose rich history began as early as 1754, when Fort Johnston was built. In 1792, it was incorporated as the town of Smithville, but in 1887, with their busy fishing village growing, the citizens decided to rename it Southport in hopes it would bring a port to their town. Much to their disappointment, however, the port was located in Wilmington. In 1954, Hurricane Hazel made landfall, and the storm surge delivered to Southport was the greatest in North Carolina's recorded history. Like most seaside villages, Southport recovered and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places today. Observing Independence Day since 1795, Southport annually hosts the official North Carolina Fourth of July celebration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738592336
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/4/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 965,111
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Sharon Claudette Smith was born and raised in Southport. She is a freelance writer who enjoys international travel, writing, and reading. Sherry Monahan is the author of six books, including Arcadia Publishing's Images of America: Pikes Peak: Adventurers, Communities, and Lifestyles; Images of America: Apex; and Images of America: Cary. She is a genealogist, has appeared on the History Channel, and writes a monthly magazine column.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 8

1 The Early Years 9

2 The Boats and the Nets 21

3 School Memories 43

4 Family Fun and Friends 61

Bibliography 127

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