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Historic Places

Wilmington, NC, Kure Beach, Carolina Beach, and Wrightsville Beach

New Hanover County, North Carolina

National Register of Historic Places

Wilmington, North Carolina and the Cape Fear Coast, part of one of America’s original Thirteen Colonies, have a rich history.  History buffs can explore interesting historic sites including those related to Native American Indians; American Revolution also known as the Revolutionary War when the Thirteen Colonies broke from the British Crown (1775-83); Industrial Revolution; Civil War also known as the War Between the States (1861-65); and, World War II (1939-45).

The City of Wilmington, North Carolina was incorporated in 1741 and named in honor of Spencer Compton, the Earl of Wilmington.  It is located on the banks of the Cape Fear River, has the largest historic district of any urban area in the state, and reportedly is the third largest in the United States.  Wilmington NC is the first American World War II Heritage City in the United States.

Wrightsville Beach was incorporated as a town on March 6, 1899.  It is named after Joshua Grainger Wright and the Wright family of Wilmington.

Carolina Beach was incorporated as a town in 1925.

Kure Beach was founded in the early 1900s by Hans Andersen Kure, a native of Denmark.  It was incorporated as a town in April 1947.

We respect the perspectives of all individuals in relation to historic places that should be put in context.  They are provided for educational purposes as part of a comprehensive tourism experience.  This page brings you there.  Further research placing you back in time will help convey the full import of the site.

Historic Sites

1898 Memorial

– Wilmington     map

1898 Wilmington Race Riot Report

– Wilmington

African American Heritage – “A Guide to Wilmington’s African American Heritage”
Religious, educational, social, and cultural sites

– Wilmington

Audubon Trolley Station

– Wilmington     map

Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary

– Wilmington     map

Bellamy Mansion Museum of History & Design Arts

– Wilmington     map

Bradley-Latimer Summer House

– Wrightsville Beach     map

Brookwood Historic District

– Wilmington     map

Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens

– Wilmington     map

Cape Fear Civil War Shipwreck Discontiguous District

– Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington Beach

Carolina Heights Historic District

– Wilmington

Carolina Place Historic District

– Wilmington

City Hall/Thalian Hall

– Wilmington     map

Delgrado School

– Wilmington     map

Federal Building and Courthouse

– Wilmington     map

Federal Point History Center

– Carolina Beach     map

Fort Fisher

– Kure Beach     map

Fort Fisher During World War II

– Kure Beach     map

Gabriel’s Landing

– Wilmington     map

Hannah Block Historic WWII USO Center Museum

– Wilmington     map

William Hooper School (Former)

– Wilmington     map

Latimer House

– Wilmington     map

Joy Lee Apartment Building and Annex

– Carolina Beach     map

Market Street Mansion District

– Wilmington     map

Masonboro Sound Historic District

– Wilmington     map

Moores Creek National Battlefield

– Currie     map

Mount Lebanon Chapel and Cemetery

– Wrightsville Beach     map

Native American Indians – NC American Indian History Timeline – NC Museum of History

Native American Indians – NC Tribal Communities – NC Commission of Indian Affairs

Native American Indians – North Carolina Indians – Rollins College

Native American Indians – NC Native Communities – UNC American Indian Center

Native American Indians – Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina

Newton Homesite and Cemetery

– Carolina Beach     map

North Carolina – Civil War Battlefield

– Wilmington, New Hanover County, Cape Fear River

Poplar Grove Plantation

– Wilmington     map

James D. and Frances Sprunt Cottage

– Wrightsville Beach     map

Sunset Park Historic District

– Wilmington     map

Tinga Nursery

– Wrightsboro     map

USS NORTH CAROLINA

– Wilmington     map

U.S.S. PETERHOFF

– Fort Fisher     map

James Walker Nursing School Quarters

– Wilmington     map

Westbrook-Ardmore Historic District

– Wilmington     map

Wilmington – Civil War Confederate Map

– Wilmington

Wilmington – Civil War Federal Map

– Wilmington

Wilmington – Civil War Federal Blockade

– Cape Fear River, Atlantic Ocean, Wilmington

Wilmington – Civil War Port City

– Wilmington     map

Wilmington Historic and Archeological District

– Wilmington     map     inventory list

Wilmington National Cemetery

– Wilmington     map

National Register of Historic Places

New Hanover County Map
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