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Brunswick County North Carolina




Orton Plantation, ca. 1735, junction of Routes 1530 & 1529, Smithville Township, NC, National Register

Photo: Orton Plantation, ca. 1735, junction of Routes 1530 & 1529, Smithville Township, NC. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Photographed by user:AgnosticPreachersKid (own work), 2008, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed March, 2015.

Brunswick County administrative offices are located at 30 Government Center Drive, Bolivia NC 28422; phone: 910-253-2000.

Beginnings [1]

Brunswick County was formed in 1764, from the counties of Bladen and New Hanover.

It derives its name from the Prince of Brunswick, who married this year (1764), the King's eldest sister.

It is situated in the extreme south-eastern portion of North Carolina, and is bounded on the north by the Cape Fear River, which separates it from New Hanover and Bladen; on the east, by the Cape Fear River, which separates it from New Hanover; on the south, by the Atlantic Ocean and the South Carolina line; on the west, by Waccamaw River, which separates it from Columbus County.

  1. General Assembly of North Carolina, The Legislative Manual and Political Register of the State of North Carolina for the year 1874, Josiah Turner Jr., State Printer and Binder, Raleigh, 1874.
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