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Brunswick County, North Carolina

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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

Other Townships & Communities

Antioch | Ash | Batarora | Bell Swamp | Bishop | Biven | Bonaparte Landing | Boone's Neck | Bowensville | Brunswick Station | Camp Branch | Cedar Grove | Civietown | Clairmont | Coolvale | Doe Creek | East Brook | Easy Hill | Fort Caswell | Grissettown | Half Hell | Lockwood's Folly | Longwood | Maco | Northwest | Old Town | Piney Grove | Red Bug | Smithfield | Sunset Harbor | Supply | Thomasboro | Town Creek | Waccamaw | Winnabow



Bald Head Lighthouse (Old Baldy)

Cape Fear Lighthouse

Cape Fear Civil War Shipwrecks

Fort Caswell (Oak Island)

Fort Johnston

Oak Island Lighthouse

Orton Plantation

National Register of Historic Places

NC Gen Web

North Carolina Estate Files - Brunswick County

North Carolina Pioneers