Brunswick County Historical Society

Newsletters

2022-Nov:

Wilmington-Brunswick-Southern Railroad

First Prohibition Law in North Carolina

Everybody Loves a Bear Story


2022-Aug:

Committees of Safety

Ferry to the Landing at Big Sugar Loaf

What's in a Name? Lockwood Folly


2022-May:

Early Travel in Brunswick County

Everybody Loves a Bear Story

Robert Andrews Sellers (1847-1905)


2022-Feb:

A Slave's Life in Brunswick County

W. C. Galloway Remembers

More Bear Stories from the Green Swamp


2021-Nov:

Cushing's Raids on the Cape Fear - Part 2

Cape Fear Indians

Everybody Loves a Bear Story


2021-Aug:

USS North Carolina

Cushing's Raids on the Cape Fear - Part 1

To War and Back: Thomas Hickman


2021-May:

Mill Creek and Mt. Pisgah Churches

Travels Through the Lower Cape Fear Region

James Herbert Robinson


2021-Feb:

John Nelson Bennett Journal (1834-1864)-Part 2

Britishers Fought Duel for Fair Lady

Confederate Prowled Carolina Coast

There's No refuge in Wartime


2020-Nov:

Last Surviving Confederate Veteran

Annie D. & Ancrum Jethro Benton

John Nelson Bennett Journal (1834-1864)-Part 1

Brunswick County in the Great War


2020-Aug:

Leaving Brunswick: Oral History Lesson

Life Full of Hard Work and Good Cooking

In Memory

Family Trees Hold Memories

Preserving the 1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range

Schooner Addie May and the Amuzu


2020-May:

Final Fate: The Albertine Adoue

Grover Aubret Gore, Sr.

Spanish Influenza

Woodside Cemetery Destruction

The Man Who Charted the Coast

Good Results of Oyster Roast

Fire in Brunswick County


2016-Nov:

Boon's Neck, Oxpen, & Seashore Area

The Largest Log Building in the South

The Handheld Church Fan

Seneca Guns, Fact or Fiction?

Soldier Survived War and Smallpox


2016-May:

The Gullah-Geechee Corridor

Clarendon Plantation

The Importance of Rice to North Carolina

Buchoi Plantation

There is No Refuge in Wartime


2016-Feb:

By-Laws: Proposed Changes

Piedmont Airlines

Tribute to Family Community Faith

Alta Smith, A Woman of her Time

Henry Hickman


2005-Nov:

Stamp Act Rebellion

Fishing: Clifton Family

Hog Killing Day

Stewarts Executed: 1924

Sleeping Sickness Victim: C.B. Cumbie

Property Tax letter


2005-Aug:

Home Libraries in the Colonies

The Blockade Runner "Vesta"

Lighthouses of the Lower Cape Fear


2005-May:

Brunswick County History

Mullets & Sweet Taters

Naval Stores Plantations

Henry B. Green Biography

Abraham Galloway

Early Republican Party

Daniel Rowell

20th Regiment NC Infantry

County Property Owners: 1725-1819


2005-Feb:

Armstrong Cannon

Civil War: Fall of Ft. Fisher

Civil War: Map-Making

Wilmington Couple Arrested: 1903

Capt. W. T. Sellers Obituary: 1905

Gilbert Family Cemetery


2005-Sep:

Blocklade Running

Innkeeper Kate Stuart: Legendary Lady


2004-Dec:

Mullets & Sweet Taters

Turpentine Plantations

African-American Community History


2004-Nov:

Sarah Russ: 1784-1811

Cox's Landing Cemetery

Galloway Cemetery

Letter About Brunswick County: 1854

Clemmons Marriages

Edward W. Taylor Obituary: 1909

Edgar Bascom Sellers: 1970


2004-Aug:

County News: November 1917

County Business Directory: 1896

L. Jewel McKeithan Cemetery


2004-Feb:

Alexander D. Betts: Confederate Chaplain


2003-Nov:

Camp Branch Baptist Church

Supply High School Planned: 1921

County Chronology: 1850-1939

Ruby Holden (Age 6) Obituary: 1919


2003-Aug:

Named Summits of Brunswick County

Civil War Letters

Lancaster Cemetery

Tales of the Green Swamp

First Ride on a Train

Clemmons Stage

Memories: South Brunswick Islands

County Commissioners: 1880

Cape Fear Recorder: 1829 & 1831

E.T. Clemmons: 1871


2003-May:

When Church Was Center of Town

Shallotte's Oldest Resident Dies: 1916

Miscellaneous Marriage Records: 1859-1930

Sheriff Announces Still Raids: 1957

Green Swamp Botany

State Port Pilot: July 1938


2003-Feb:

Lower Cape Fear Events

Holden Beach History: Marjorie Megivern

Memories of Childhood: Lottie Ludlum

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex


2002-Nov:

Civil War Dispatches: Ships Lost Off Coast


2002-Aug:

Lockwood Folly News: 1890

"Government in a Free Land": Lawrence Lee

Galloway's Coast Guard Company Roster

Joseph Silas Clemmons: Tales Still Told


2002-May:

Southport Leader Excerpts: 1890-1892


2002-Feb:

Old Smithville

Shallotte River Association: 1960

County Boat Owners: 1959

Home Sweet Home: 1896

Death of Harry R. Sullivan: 1926

Business Directory: 1883-1884

1st Teachers Waccamaw High School: 1927

Sherman's Carolinas Campaign


2001-Nov:

Dorman Mercer: World War I Veteran

Town Creek History

Education in 1908

County Business Directory: 1877-1878


2001-Aug:

Longwood North Carolina: 1989

The Recorder: 1830

Hurricane of 1893

Man Struggles with Bear: 1962


2001-May:

Steamboats on Cape Fear

Justice to Negro Man: 1853

Tar-Turpentine Plantation

Fort Johnston

Jesse Clemmons in Brunswick "Hills"

World War II Farmers

Cousins' Duel: 1805


2001-Feb:

County Business Directory: 1869

Benjamin Smith

The Loyalists in North Carolina

Whittler's Bench in Southport

Bill Reaves Obituary

New Geography of North Carolina

Lennon & Monroe-Fullwood Cemeteries

Anna Clemons Asks for Voting Help: 1920

Descendants of John Frink, Sr.


2000-Nov:

History of Leland

Duty on the Frying Pan Lightship

Rev. Charles Woodmason Swindled

Judge Alfred Moore

County Business Directory: 1867-1868


2000-Aug:

Holden Beach: Beginning & Development

Wilmington-Brunswick-Southern Railroad

World War II Ghost Ships

Mrs. J.H. Clemmons

Veterans of World War I Charter


2000-May:

Holden Beach: Beginning & Development

Wilmington-Brunswick-Southern Railroad

World War II Ghost Ships

Mrs. J.H. Clemmons: In Memoriam (1914)

Veterans of World War I Charter


2000-Feb #2:

World War II Memories

Makatoko Logging Camp

George Cannon Dies: 1908

Brown Family Bible

Naval Stores


2000-Feb #1:

Yellow Fever Cemetery

Misc. Death Records: Books 1-3

Ayers White Death: 1918

Ellen Bellamy

Theodocia Sellers Obituary: 1922


1999-Nov:

Susan Carson: 1999 AASLH Award

William Tryon Letter: 1769

List of World War II Veterans

Crystal Coast Civil War Symposium

Smithville-Southport Reminiscences

Honor Roll of Cape Fear River Pilots


1999-May:

County Home

Misc. School Records: 1867-1957


1999-Feb:

BCHS Newsletter Award: 1998

Inside Old Wilmington

Church Histories

Civil War Homefront Issues

Southern Claims Commission: 1871

Index to Federal Pensioners: 1883


1998-Nov:

Additions to Honor Roll of Valor

New Hope Church Homecoming

World War I Inductees

Civil War Soldier Monthly Pay

Shallotte History

Bolivia History

Revolutionary Army Accounts: 1781-1783


1998-May:

Green Swamp Tidbits

Civil War Ancestors: Maie C. Hobbs

Concord Methodist Church Cemetery


1998-Feb:

Bishop Francis Asbury Diary: 1804

Tales of Old Southport

Southport Christmas During Depression

The Whittling Tree

History Hall Director in Southport: 1918

The Stuart House: 1912

A Brief History of Southport

Captain Issac B. Smith Funeral: 1852

State Port Pilot Excerpts: 1942-1992

Act Creating Smithville: 1792

George W. Swain Obituary: 1890

Cemeteries Burial List

G.T. Swain Letter from Florida


1997-Nov:

Fort Caswell History: 1997

Land Deeds: 1946

James Albright Diary-Part 3

Pvt. William H. Clemmons: 1862

Fort Anderson Letters: 1865

Colonial Fort & Liberty Pond

Samford University: Genealogy


1997-Aug:

Pvt. Thomas Clemmons: 1864

James Albright Diary-Part 2

Hardison Civil War Ancestors

Bladen County Family History Files


1997-May:

James Albright Diary-Part 1: 1864

Confederate Sweet Potatoes: 1861

State Port Pilot-News: 1942-1992


1997-Feb:

Ft. Fisher/Wilmington Civil War Christmas

First Prohibition Law: 1745

Duel for Fair Lady: 1765

County Commission Minutes: 1878-1889

Col. Thomas Cowan McIlhenny: 1861

Book on NC Church Records


1996-May:

The Calabash Mystique

Amanda High-Calabash Matriarch: Born 1891

Cheryl High-Child of Calabash: Born 1942

Calabash Family Cemeteries


1995-Aug:

Smithville Reminiscences: 1848-1900

Cape Fear Pilots Honor Roll


1993-May:

New Hanover Genealogy Records: 1665-1992


1993-Aug:

Bellville Plantation


1992-Nov:

Index to NC Newspapers: 1784-1789


1992-Aug:

Importance of Family Bibles


1992-Feb:

Misc. Genealogy Sources

Historical Chart of NC Counties

Upper Cape Fear Settlers: 1739


1991-Nov:

Diary of the Fall of the Confederacy


1991-May:

French Settlement in Brunswick County


1990-Nov:

History Writers Earn Awards

Church Records are Microfilmed

Lockwood Folly Agriculture: 1860

Gov. Russell Historical Marker


1990-May:

County Business Directory


1990-Feb:

Murder Trial: 1777


1989-Nov:

A Note from the BCHS President


1989-Aug:

Notice to Turpentine Distillers: 1851


1989-May:

Dr. Ben McNeill: 1886 Part 2

Rebecca Clemmons Accident: 1892

Dr. Ben McNeill Account Ledger


1989-Feb:

A Note from the BCHS President


1988-May:

Lockwood Folly Bridges: 1733-1837


1988-Feb:

A Note from the BCHS President


1987-Nov:

Early New Hanover Plantations


1986-Aug:

John Green's Swamp: 1795-1930s


1985-Nov:

Open Range Livestock Marks


1985-Aug:

19th Century DOT


1985-May:

Daniel Russell-NC Governor: 1896

Colonial Protests in Wilmington


1985-Feb:

Governor Benjamin Smith: 1810

Sale of Orton Plantation: 1825

James Hasell:1735


1984-Nov:

Nathanial Rice: 1727


1984-Aug:

Why Smithville Changed to Southport


1984-May:

Berlyn Sellers Lancaster Memories: Part 3


1984-Feb:

Launching of Elizabeth II


1983-Nov:

Berlyn Sellers Lancaster Memories: Part 2


1983-Aug:

Ben McNeill: Part 1


1983-May:

Berlyn Sellers Lancaster Memories: Part 1


1983-Feb:

Salt in Brunswick County: 1861


1982-Nov:

Brunswick Resistance to Stamp Act


1982-Aug:

Turpentine & Rice in Brunswick County

Salt in Colonial Brunswick


1982-May:

Bolivia History


1982-Feb:

Bicentenial Tree Marker

The Building of Fort Caswell: 1826

The First Shallotte: 1840


1981-Nov:

Smithville Named Southport

Colonel George W. Gillette


1981-Aug:

Brunswick County Blockade Running


1981-May:

Brief History of BCHS


1981-Feb:

Smithville/Southport Railroads

Public Education in North Carolina


1980-Nov:

County Commision Minutes: 1878-1889


1980-Aug:

Early Baptist Churches

Who Discovered America?


1980-May:

Brunswick County Origins

Soldiers in Beaufort: 1728

The Spanish Alarm: 1747-1748

County Public Education Starts: 1872


1980-Feb:

Revolutionary Incidents

BCHS Officers: 1954-1979


1979-Nov:

Settlement Brunswick Town: 1725

Stamp Act Armed Resistance: 1766

The Spanish Attack: 1748

1662 Description-Lower Cape Fear


1979-Aug:

Brunswick Electric Membership Corp.


1976-Nov:

Margaret Swan Hood Interview


1976-May:

St. Philips Celebration-Brunswick Town


1975-Feb:

Brunswick County Bicentenial

Powell: "Settlement of the Cape Fear"-Part 2


1975-Oct:

NC 4th of July Festival at Southport

Government Directory: 1822


1974-Nov:

Powell: "Settlement of the Cape Fear"-Part 1

Dr. Bynum Weathers Biography


1974-May:

Cape Fear Quarantine Station: 1893


1974-Feb:

US Mail Service in Brunswick County


1973-Nov:

Tourists at the White Cliffs: 1662-1663


1973-Sep:

Joseph Silas Clemmons


1973-Aug:

Annie Mae Woodside Home

Fort Caswell History


1973-May:

Southport: 1912

Brunswich Town Highlights: 1972

Margaret T. McMahan


1973-Feb:

Stamp Act Protests: 1765


1972-Nov:

A.M. Williams House

Bicentenial Planning Speech

County Tax List: 1815


1972-Aug:

Frying Pan Lightship Project

Vouchers: War of 1812


1972-May:

Salt Works: 1861-1865

Rice Plantation Economy: 1860


1972-Feb:

Causway Over Eagles Island: 1764

Brunswick Town State Historic Site


1971-Nov:

Benjamin Smith: A Noble Son of Brunswick

BCHS Newsletters-Subject Index


1971-Aug:

Brunswick Naval Stores Production


1971-May:

Rice Planting in Brunswick


1971-Feb:

Hickory Hall: 1812

BCHS Constitution & By-Laws


1970-Nov:

Brunswich Town: A Year in Retrospect

County Court Minutes: 1782-1784


1970-Aug:

Steamboats of the Cape Fear


1970-Feb:

Rhenish "Blauwerk" in the Colonies

NC Collection at UNC

Brunswick Town Summary


1969-Aug:

Rev. John LaPierre: 1707

Old Brunswick Town & Russellborough


1969-May:

Francis Asbury in Brunswick Town: 1765


1969-Feb:

Health in Brunswick Town

Brunswick Town: A Year in Retrospect


1968-Nov:

Leach-Jobson House Excavation

The Lower Cape Fear (1861-1865)


1968-Aug:

James Epsy House Excavation


1968-Feb:

The Port Inspector's Brand

Remarks by Carlisle H. Humelsing


1967-Nov:

Wine Cooler at Russellborough

Brunswick County Census Index: 1800


1967-Aug:

William Tryon Windmill

Brunswick County Census: 1800


1967-May:

Interpreting Russellborough Ruin

Brunswick County Census: 1800

Bishop Francis Asbury in NC: 1802-1815


1967-Feb:

Saint Philips Church at Brunswick Town


1966-Nov:

Russellborough Kitchen Excavation

Census of Brunswick County: 1800


1966-May:

Brunswick Town Governor's Mansion Excavation

William Rhett, Pirate Nemesis: 1718

Smith Island Resolution: 1966


1965-Aug:

A Brief History of Smith Island


1965-May:

Natural History of Smith Island


1964-Nov:

Brunswick Town Courthouse Excavation


1964-Aug:

Brunswick Town Fortification


1964-May:

Judge Maurice Moore Estate

Zion Methodist Church History


1964-Feb:

The Hills of Brunswick

Blockade Running


1963-Nov:

Brunswick Town & Fort Fisher Buttons


1963-Aug:

Spanish Attack: 1748


1963-Feb:

Brunswick Town Colonial Clothing

Boundary House


1962-May:

Brunswick Town House Reconstruction

Tory War in North Carolina


1961-Sep:

Visitation at Old Brunswick Town

Brief Sketch of James Hasell

Reconstructing Brunswick Town Houses

The Tory War in North Carolina


Undated: Hog Killing, Murders & Sleeping Sickness

Undated: Sketch of Wilmington Ferry