NAME: Brunswick Town
COUNTY: Brunswick
CLIMATE: Typical southern coastal weather
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Historic park open Tue-Sat, yearround
COMMENTS: Now a State Historic Site. Free to the public. See website for info:
REMAINS: Church structure, old fort, house foundations, various other ruins
Brunswick Town was a port city on the Cape Fear River, founded in 1726. In colonial times, housed the Royal Governor of the NC colony, until relocated to New Bern in 1770. Much of the town was burned in Revolutionary War, and later became part of an antebellum plantation in the 1800s.In the Civil War era, the town was repopulated as a Confederate Fort. Fort Anderson fell to the Union in 1865.Brunswick Town site became overgrown and hidden until archaelogists uncovered it in the 1950s and eventually turned into a State Historic park.See website for location: Submitted by: Rob Ridings