This small quaint seaport has roots back to April 7, 1730 when Isaac and Jonathan Green Sr. purchased from Ebenezer Harker "a certain plantation and track of land containing by estimation 441 acres situate lying and being in ye Carterett in ye county of province of aforsaid being ye west side of ye mouth off White Oak River." By 1771 Theophilus Weeks started a town on his plantation, laying out a plat and selling lots. Formerly known as Bogue, Week's Point, The Wharf and New Town, the town was officially designated by the North Carolina General Assembly on May 6, 1783. Above photo (from North Carolina State Archives) courtesy Jack Dudley, as included in Swansboro - A Pictorial Tribute

Milstead House 1930


408 Church Street

Gable-fronted bungalow with hip-roofed front porch. (National Register of Historic Places)

Carl Milstead
Carl Stephen Milstead 1934-2010 was born in Onslow County, the son of Edgar Leneve Milstead 1907-2005 and Ruby Ward 1914-2005. He married Mary Ann McKeon. "Carl Milstead was one of the most accomplished lawyers and finest gentlemen I have ever know. It was always a pleasure to have him in my court and to work with him. He will be greatly missed." - Giles Clark

Edgar L. Milstead and Ruby Ward

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