Eakin Howard Photography

Eakin Howard is a 10th generation descendant of William Howard, last colonial owner of Ocracoke Island. His grandfather founded and…

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Quartermaster Designs

Stefen Howard is a 9th generation descendant of William Howard, the fourth (and last) colonial owner of Ocracoke Island. Stefen…

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Published:October 31, 2017 View Post

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History Hunt #8

Can you identify the location of this picture? If so, you could win a “Planet Ocracoke” T-shirt.

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Published:July 27, 2017 View Post

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History Hunt #7

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History Hunt #6

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Published:August 14, 2016 View Post

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Island Inn Map

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Published:July 16, 2016 View Post

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History Hunt #5

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Photo Sphere Map

Ocracoke Navigator offers 360 degree images of many points of interest and businesses on Ocracoke Island.

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Published:March 26, 2016 View Post

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Willis Fish House

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The Willis Fish House has also served as a general store, a tackle shop, and an antique store. It is currently home to the Ocracoke Watermen’s exhibit.

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Published:October 23, 2015 View Post

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History Hunt #4

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Whittler’s Club

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Sam Jones built the Whittler’s Club as a gathering place for island men where they could swap stories, and whittle birds to sell to island visitors.

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Published:August 26, 2015 View Post

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History Hunt #3

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Published:August 12, 2015 View Post

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Power and Ice Plant (front)

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In the late 1930s, Ocracoke was wired for electricity. A generator and ice plant was housed in this building in the Community Square.

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Power and Ice Plant (side)

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In 1938, Ocracoke was wired for electricity. A generator and ice plant was housed in this concrete block building in what is now known as the Community Square.

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History Hunt #2

Can you identify the location in this old photograph? If so, you could win a “Planet Ocracoke” t-shirt!

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Old NPS Village Campground

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In the 1960s and 1970s, the National Park Service maintained a campground in what is now the public parking lot near the south ferry terminal.

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History Hunt #1

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Published:June 29, 2015 View Post

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Connie Howard on Lawton Lane

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Connie Howard on Lawton Lane in the 1950s with the lighthouse behind her.

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Published:June 16, 2015 View Post

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Old Hammock Oak Map

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Ocracoke Island boasts a number of magnificent Southern Live Oaks, many of them hundreds of years old. This map shows the location of the Old Hammock oak.

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Published:May 27, 2015 View Post

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Live Oak Trees

Ocracoke Island boasts a number of magnificent Southern Live Oaks, many of them hundreds of years old.

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Springer’s Point Oaks Map

Ocracoke Island boasts a number of magnificent Southern Live Oaks, many of them hundreds of years old. This map shows the locations of two at Springer’s pt.

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Howard Street Oaks Map

Ocracoke Island boasts a number of magnificent Southern Live Oaks, many of them hundreds of years old. This map shows the location of three on Howard St.

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Beach Access Parking

In addition to the life-guarded beach, Ocracoke Island provides six parking areas north of the village. Each lot provides access to the beach via footpaths.

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Beach Access Parking Map

In addition to the lifeguarded beach, there are six parking areas north of the village. Each of these lots provides access to the beach via footpaths.

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Ocracoke Civic and Business Association Map

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Ocracoke Civic and Business Association is a non-profit organization that promotes local businesses and events.

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Ocracoke Civic and Business Association

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Ocracoke Civic and Business Association is a non-profit organization that promotes local businesses and events.

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Lehigh

Approaching Ocracoke from the south or west the ferry will pass two metal piles in Big Foot Slough Channel. They are part of a dredge which sank in 1942.

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Lehigh Map

Approaching Ocracoke from the south or west the ferry will pass two metal piles in Big Foot Slough Channel. They are part of a dredge which sank in 1942.

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A Tale of Blackbeard Map

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A Tale of Blackbeard is a musical play presented occasionally in the summer season as a community theater production on Ocracoke Island.

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A Tale of Blackbeard

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A Tale of Blackbeard is a musical play presented occasionally in the summer season as a community theater production on Ocracoke Island.

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Kayak Tour

Rent a kayak or bring your own and explore the secluded waters of Silver Lake and Pamlico Sound on Ocracoke Island. Get a new perspective on a kayak tour!

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Published:April 23, 2015 View Post

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Kayak Tour Map

Rent a kayak or bring your own and explore the waters of Silver Lake and Pamlico Sound.

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Ocrafolk Festival Map

Held the first full weekend of June each year, the Ocrafolk Festival celebrates music, storytelling, and artisans from the NC coastal region and beyond.

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Ocracoke Alive Map

Non-profit dedicated to enriching the community by encouraging and sponsoring cultural, artistic, educational, and environmental activities.

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Sheriff Department Map

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Published:February 26, 2015 View Post

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Sheriff Department

Quick Links:  Map it!  |  Gallery The Ocracoke office of the Hyde County Sheriff Department is The last building on the…

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Off-Road Driving Map

The National Park Service provides several ramps and trails that can be used by off-road vehicles to access the beach and the sound.

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Off-Road Driving

The National Park Service on Ocracoke Island provides several ramps and trails that can be used by off-road vehicles to access the beach and the soun

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Fourth of July Celebration

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An Ocracoke tradition, the annual July 4th festivities are enjoyed by all. Events often include a parade and a sand sculpture contest.

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Mail Boat Aleta Map

In the 1940s and early 1950s, Ocracoke’s main link to the mainland was the privately owned and operated mail boat, Aleta.

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Silver Lake Map

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Native islanders almost always refer to Silver Lake Harbor as “The Creek.” More formally it is called “Cockle Creek,” a name used for generations.

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Ocracoke Post Office Map

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United States Post Office

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Hammock Hills Nature Trail Map

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North of the village across from the NPS campground is Hammock Hills Nature Trail, a ¾ of a mile loop through some of the highest points on the island.

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Hammock Hills Nature Trail

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North of the village across from the NPS campground is Hammock Hills Nature Trail, a ¾ of a mile loop through some of the highest points on the island.

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Ferries Map

The south terminal provides passage to Cedar Island and Swan Quarter while the north terminal connects Ocracoke to Hatteras Island.

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Published:January 22, 2015 View Post

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Ferries

The south terminal provides passage to Cedar Island and Swan Quarter while the north terminal connects Ocracoke to Hatteras Island.

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Lodging Map

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Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department Map

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Ocracoke Ponies Map

Ocracoke is home to a herd of wild ponies descended from Spanish Mustangs introduced by early colonists.

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Ocracoke is home to a herd of wild ponies descended from Spanish Mustangs introduced by early colonists.

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Portsmouth Map

Now a ghost town, Portsmouth was a thriving port village in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.

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Portsmouth

Now a ghost town, Portsmouth was a thriving port village in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.

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Fiddler Dave

David Tweedie is a local fiddler and member of Molasses Creek. He is available privately if you need violin or fiddle for your special event.

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Published:December 30, 2014 View Post

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Recreation Map

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Island Inn Porch

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An historic photo taken near the center section of the Island Inn looking toward N.C. Highway 12.

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Published:December 23, 2014 View Post

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Highway 12 Near Silver Lake Drive

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An historic photo looking away from the harbor across N.C. Highway 12 at its intersection with Silver Lake Drive.

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Published:December 22, 2014 View Post

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Silver Lake Drive Opposite NCCAT

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An historic photo taken looking toward Windmill Point along what is now Silver Lake Drive.

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Published:December 22, 2014 View Post

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Highway 12 in 1956

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An Historic photo from the 1950s of Highway 12 near the current intersection with Silver Lake Drive.

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Published:December 22, 2014 View Post

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Highway 12 in the Snow

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An old photo of Ocracoke after a huge snowstorm.

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William Ellis Williams House

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An historic photo of the building that once sat where the Anchorage Inn is located today.

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Published:December 21, 2014 View Post

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Navy Beach Jumpers Map

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During WWII, the U.S. Navy used Ocracoke for a top-secret base for training a specialized unit in psychological warfare and deception.

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Loop Shack Hill Map

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A U.S. Navy installation designed for detecting U-boats off the North Carolina Coast during World War II.

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Loop Shack Hill

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A U.S. Navy installation designed to detect and deter U-boats off the North Carolina Coast during World War II.

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Navy Beach Jumpers

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During WWII, the U.S. Navy used Ocracoke for a top-secret base for training a specialized unit in psychological warfare and deception.

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Berkley Manor in the Snow

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An old photo of Ocracoke’s Berkley Manor in the Snow.

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Howard Street Entrance Looking Out

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An old photo taken from the entrance of Howard Street looking toward N.C. Highway 12.

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Published:December 20, 2014 View Post

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Monk’s House

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An old photo of Monk’s House, the building that now houses the Ocracoke Coffee Company.

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Philips-O’Neal-Spencer House

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An old photo of the Philips-O’Neal-Spencer House which once stood in the Spencer’s Market area.

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Published:December 19, 2014 View Post

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Papa Howard’s

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An historic photo of Papa Howard’s house on British Cemetery Road.

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Historical Photo Map

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See images from Ocracoke’s past. Find out where the pictures were taken and how the camera was oriented.

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Published:December 18, 2014 View Post

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Scarborough’s Groceries

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An historic photo taken on Creek Road between Silver Lake Drive and Lighthouse Road.

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Highway 12 near Lawton Lane

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An historic photo looking north across N.C. Highway 12 to the entrance of the sandy lane now known as Lawton Lane.

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Ammunition Dump Road

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An historic photo of the ammunition dump road used by U.S. Navy during the 1940s.

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Naval Base Map

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During World War II, the US Navy built a base on Ocracoke Island to patrol the coast and deter U-boat attacks.

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Naval Base

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During World War II, the US Navy built a base on Ocracoke Island to patrol the coast and deter U-boat attacks.

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Fort Ocracoke Map

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During the Civil War, a Confederate fort was constructed on Beacon Island, about one mile inside Ocracoke Inlet. The fort was destroyed on September 17, 1861, and in 1998, the remains were discovered.

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Fort Ocracoke

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During the Civil War, a Confederate fort was constructed on Beacon Island, about one mile inside Ocracoke Inlet. The fort was destroyed on September 17, 1861, and in 1998, the remains were discovered.

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NCCAT Ocracoke Campus Map

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The historic old Coast Guard building houses the Ocracoke branch of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

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NCCAT Ocracoke Campus

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The historic old Coast Guard building houses the Ocracoke branch of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

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Old Quawk Map

The story of Old Quawk has been told on Ocracoke Island since at least the early nineteenth century.

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Community Store Map

This old general store was established in 1918 and sold groceries, clothes, fishing supplies, hardware, and even caskets.

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NPS Visitor Center Map

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Ocracoke is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. There are many programs offered at the National Park Service Visitor Center on Ocracoke.

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Ocracoke Preservation Museum Map

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The Ocracoke Preservation Society is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to the preservation of Ocracoke Island’s rich historical and cultural heritage.

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Howard Cemetery Map

The Howard Cemetery is one of the oldest on the island and one of the largest. George Howard, son of the last Colonial owner, is buried here.

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Ocracoke Library Map

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For many years Ocracoke boasted the tiniest public library in the United States. The current library replaced the 96 square foot small wood frame building in 1998.

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Springer’s Point Map

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Springer’s Point is the last maritime forest remaining in Ocracoke Village. Off its shore lies Teach’s Hole, where Blackbeard’s last battle took place.

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Island Inn Map

Built in 1901, the upper floor of the main section was used as the meeting room for the Odd Fellows Lodge. The lower floor was used as a schoolhouse.

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Assembly of God Church Map

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The Assembly of God church, carries on the Pentecostal tradition begun in 1938 on Ocracoke Island.

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Around Creek Audio Tour Map

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Public Services Map

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Ocracoke Road Map

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Road map of Ocracoke

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Captain Bill Thomas House Map

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In the harbor of St. Kitt’s in the Caribbean, Captain Thomas spied a stately home with a wide veranda and decided to have a replica built for himself and his new bride back on Ocracoke.

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Down Point Audio Tour Map

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Albert Styron’s Store Map

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One of five general stores on Ocracoke during the first half of the twentieth century, Albert Styron’s store, established in 1920, served the need of people living Down Point.

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Teach’s Hole Map

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In November of 1718, the governor of Virginia sent Robert Maynard of the British Royal Navy to hunt down Blackbeard. In a deep water channel off the shore of Springer’s Point, Maynard’s men overpowered the smaller pirate crew and beheaded their captain.

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Ocracoke School Map

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Ocracoke has the smallest public school in the state of North Carolina. The school averages just over 6 graduates per year.

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Methodist Church Map

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The Methodist Episcopal Church was first established on Ocracoke Island in 1828.

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USLSS Boathouse Map

In 1883 the US government established the island’s first Life Saving Station near Hatteras Inlet.

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Arts and Culture Map

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Old Post Office Map

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A History of the United States Post Office at Ocracoke.

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Berkley Castle Map

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Influenced by both New England turn-of-the-century resort architecture and by Colonial Williamsburg style, the Castle was built in the mid-1950s by industrialist Sam Jones.

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Ocracoke Ghost and History Tours Map

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Join native islanders and accomplished storytellers on one of our popular Ghost & History Tours. When dark descends on Ocracoke, don’t look over your shoulder!

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British Cemetery Map

This small graveyard is the final resting place of four British sailors from an armed trawler torpedoed in 1942.

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Bragg-Howard House Map

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This house is representative of the basic island home, the historic “story and a jump,” a diminutive frame house, one and a half stories high.

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Howard Street Map

Howard Street is a North Carolina treasure. No other street has the history and charm it boasts.

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Village Craftsmen Map

Village Craftsmen on Howard Street offers an extensive selection of quality American-made handcrafts.

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Teach’s Hole Map

Teach’s Hole Blackbeard Exhibit was founded by George and Mickey Roberson in 1992 with the purpose of educating the traveling public about North Carolina’s most infamous pirate.

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Ocracoke Lighthouse Map

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Ocracoke Island’s most prominent landmark is its 75′ tall lighthouse built in 1823.

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Ocracoke Island Map

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Find anything you are looking for on Ocracoke with this comprehensive map.

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Silver Lake

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Native islanders almost always refer to Silver Lake Harbor as “The Creek.” More formally it is called “Cockle Creek,” a name used for generations.

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Ocracoke History

Ocracoke Island’s history has been influenced by Native Americans, European settlement, Blackbeard the Pirate, the Civil War, and World War II.

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Old Post Office

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A History of the United States Post Office at Ocracoke.

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Community Store

This old general store was established in 1918 and sold groceries, clothes, fishing supplies, hardware and even caskets.

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NPS Visitor Center

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Ocracoke is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. There are many programs offered at the National Park Service Visitor Center on Ocracoke.

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Howard Cemetery

The Howard Cemetery is one of the oldest on the island and one of the largest. George Howard, son of the last Colonial owner, is buried here.

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Blackbeard’s Lodge

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Built in 1938, Blackbeard’s Lodge was the first island building constructed specifically as a modern hotel.

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Ocracoke Library

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For many years Ocracoke boasted the tiniest public library in the United States. The current library replaced the 96 square foot small wood frame building in 1998.

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Ocracoke School

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Ocracoke has the smallest public school in the state of North Carolina. The school averages just over 6 graduates per year.

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Published:October 18, 2014 View Post

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Methodist Church

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After a many years with two Methodist Episcopal Churches on the island, the congregations merged to form the Ocracoke United Methodist Church.

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Published:October 18, 2014 View Post

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Ocracoke Audio Tours

Take a walking tour of Ocracoke hosted by Philip Howard and Lou Ann Homan.

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Ocracoke Ghost and History Tours

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Join native islanders and accomplished storytellers on one of our popular Ghost & History Tours. When dark descends on Ocracoke, don’t look over your shoulder!

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Published:September 23, 2014 View Post

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Howard Street

Howard Street is a North Carolina treasure. No other street has the history and charm it boasts.

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Springer’s Point

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Springer’s Point is the last maritime forest remaining in Ocracoke Village. Off its shore is Teach’s Hole, where Blackbeard’s last battle took place.

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Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Association

The Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Association Exhibit presents artifacts and information pertaining to Ocracoke’s commercial fishing heritage.

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Published:September 19, 2014 View Post

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Blackbeard / Teach’s Hole

In November of 1718, the governor of Virginia sent Robert Maynard of the British Royal Navy to hunt down Blackbeard. In a deep water channel off the shore of Springer’s Point, Maynard’s men overpowered the smaller pirate crew an beheaded their captain.

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Published:September 19, 2014 View Post

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Ocracoke Lighthouse

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Ocracoke Island’s most prominent landmark is its 75′ tall lighthouse built in 1823.

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Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department

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Published:September 19, 2014 View Post

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Ocracoke Preservation Museum

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The Ocracoke Preservation Society is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to the preservation of Ocracoke Island’s rich historical and cultural heritage.

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Village Craftsmen

Village Craftsmen on Howard Street offers an extensive selection of quality American-made handcrafts.

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