New Hanover County
New Hanover County has a
history replete with explorers, pirates, American Revolution heros,
Civil War battles, blockade runners and early railroads. Click on the
following links to get more on this history on the New Hanover County Public Library website.
Fear River Area History
An excellent history of the development of the Cape Fear area in North
Carolina. Covers early exploration, the settlement at Town Creek, Brunswick
Town, early Wilmington, and 19th century history. Compiled circa 1976 from an original
script by Leora Hiatt McEachern and Isabel Williams for the Greater
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce . Additions by the Staff of
New Hanover County Public Library, Special Collections.
Hanover County Area Time Line 1663-1850
A detailed time line history
in three parts
Prepared by Joseph Sheppard and Beverly Tetterton,
NH County Public Library,
North Carolina Room.
of Wilmington History - 1739-Present
A history of the City of Wilmington,
its founding, commerce, growth.
Prepared by Beverly Tetterton, Special Collections Librarian, North Carolina Room