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Brunswick County, North Carolina

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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Brunswick County, North Carolina.

It is not to be confused with the town of Brunswick in Columbus County.

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The county was formed in 1764 from parts of Bladen County and New Hanover County. It was named for the colonial port of Brunswick Town (now in ruins) which itself was named for Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg; at the time held by the British kings of the House of Hanover.

Much of the economy of the county is built around tourism, with beach communities lying along the south-facing beaches past Cape Fear such as Bald Head Island (the southernmost point of North Carolina) and Oak Island being popular destinations. Calabash, on the border of South Carolina, is renowned for its fried seafood, with "Calabash-style" restaurants dotting the region. The proximity to EUE/Screen Gems Studios in nearby Wilmington has made Brunswick County a popular filming location for many movies and TV shows.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Villages

  • Bald Head Island
  • Belville
  • Bird Island
  • Boiling Spring Lakes
  • Bolivia (County Seat)
  • Calabash
  • Carolina Shores
  • Caswell Beach
  • Holden Beach
  • Leland
  • Navassa
  • Northwest
  • Oak Island
  • Ocean Isle Beach
  • Sandy Creek
  • Shallotte
  • Southport
  • St. James
  • Sunset Beach
  • Varnamtown



Bald Head Creek Boathouse

Bald Head Lighthouse

Cape Fear Lighthouse

Cape Fear Civil War Shipwrecks

Fort Caswell

Fort Johnston

Oak Island Life Saving Station

Oak Island Lighthouse

New Hope Presbyterian Church

Orton Plantation

St. Philip's Church, Brunswick Town