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Our Genealogy Helper for Otway ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Otway (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Otway. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Otway is located in Carteret County.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Carteret County: Craven, Hyde, Jones, Onslow & Pamlico.

Below are the counties that are near Otway. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Otway:

  • Carteret County     (The home county of Otway)
    • Yucca Village [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yucca Village
      • Yucca Village [Carteret County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Otway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yucca Village
    • Bettie [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bettie
      • Bettie [Carteret County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bettie
    • Smyrna [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
      • Smyrna [Carteret County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Otway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smyrna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smyrna<3>
    • Williston [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
      • Williston [Carteret County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Otway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
    • Gloucester [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester
      • Gloucester [Carteret County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Otway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester
    • Straits [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Straits
      • Straits [Carteret County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Otway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Straits
    • Marshallberg [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshallberg
      • Marshallberg [Carteret County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Otway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshallberg
    • Davis [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
      • Davis [Carteret County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Otway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<3>
    • North River [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North River
      • North River [Carteret County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North River
    • Harkers Island [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harkers Island
      • Harkers Island [Carteret County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Otway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harkers Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harkers Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harkers Island<3>
    • Beaufort [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaufort
      • Beaufort [Carteret County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,491 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaufort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaufort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaufort<3>
    • Stacy [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stacy
      • Stacy [Carteret County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Otway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stacy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stacy
    • Crab Point Village [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Point Village
      • Crab Point Village [Carteret County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Otway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Point Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Point Village
  • Beaufort County
    • Aurora [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Aurora [Beaufort County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<3>
  • Craven County
    • Bachelor [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bachelor
      • Bachelor [Craven County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bachelor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bachelor
    • Cherry Point [Craven County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Point
      • Cherry Point [Craven County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Cherry Point has also been known as:
      • Cherry Point Landing
      • Cherrypoint Landing
      • Cherrypoint
    • Hancock Village [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hancock Village
      • Hancock Village [Craven County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Otway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hancock Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock Village
    • Manteo [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manteo
      • Manteo [Craven County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Otway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manteo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manteo
    • Havelock [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havelock
      • Havelock [Craven County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,593 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havelock
    • Slocum Village [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slocum Village
      • Slocum Village [Craven County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Otway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slocum Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slocum Village
    • Neuse Forest [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neuse Forest
      • Neuse Forest [Craven County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neuse Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neuse Forest
    • Riverdale [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverdale
      • Riverdale [Craven County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
    • Fairfield Harbour [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield Harbour
      • Fairfield Harbour [Craven County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield Harbour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield Harbour
    • Bridgeton [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeton
      • Bridgeton [Craven County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeton<3>
    • New Bern [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bern
      • New Bern [Craven County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,940 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Bern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bern
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Bern<3>
    • Trent Woods [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trent Woods
      • Trent Woods [Craven County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,991 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trent Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trent Woods
    • River Bend [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Bend
      • River Bend [Craven County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bend
  • Hyde County
    • Ocracoke [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocracoke
      • Ocracoke [Hyde County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Otway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocracoke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocracoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocracoke<3>
  • Jones County
    • Maysville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
      • Maysville [Jones County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 918 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maysville<3>
    • Pollocksville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollocksville
      • Pollocksville [Jones County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollocksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pollocksville<3>
  • Onslow County
  • Pamlico County
    • Oriental [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oriental
      • Oriental [Pamlico County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 860 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oriental have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oriental
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oriental<3>
    • Pamlico [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pamlico
      • Pamlico [Pamlico County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Otway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pamlico have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pamlico
    • Minnesott Beach [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnesott Beach
      • Minnesott Beach [Pamlico County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnesott Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnesott Beach
    • Arapahoe [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arapahoe
      • Arapahoe [Pamlico County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arapahoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arapahoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arapahoe<3>
    • Merritt [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merritt
      • Merritt [Pamlico County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Otway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merritt
    • Stonewall [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Pamlico County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
    • Alliance [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alliance
      • Alliance [Pamlico County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 759 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alliance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alliance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alliance<3>
    • Bayboro [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayboro
      • Bayboro [Pamlico County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,242 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayboro<3>
    • Mesic [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesic
      • Mesic [Pamlico County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesic
    • Vandemere [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandemere
      • Vandemere [Pamlico County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandemere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandemere
    • Bay City [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay City
      • Bay City [Pamlico County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay City
    • Grantsboro [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsboro
      • Grantsboro [Pamlico County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 651 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsboro<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Otway, see our County-by-County Page for Otway.

Newspapers Published in Otway ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Otway.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Otway, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Otway.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Otway:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina

Cemeteries Near Otway ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Otway.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Otway covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Murphy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Murphy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Murphy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy Cemetery
  • Ocean View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ocean View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ocean View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ocean View Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Otway.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean View Cemetery
  • Tuttles Grove UMC Cemetery
  • Stacy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stacy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stacy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stacy Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Otway.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stacy Cemetery
  • Greenwood Cemetery
  • Bay View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bay View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bay View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bay View Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Otway.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay View Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Isaiah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Isaiah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Isaiah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Isaiah Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Otway.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isaiah Cemetery
    • Nolan Cemetery
    • Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pilgrims Rest Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
    • Newport Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Newport Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Newport Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Newport Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Otway.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport Cemetery
    • Amariah Garner Memorial Cemetery
    • Lupton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lupton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lupton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lupton Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Otway.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lupton Cemetery
    • Gilgo Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gilgo Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gilgo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gilgo Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Otway.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilgo Cemetery
    • Small Chapel UCC Cemetery
    • Rawls Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Otway in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Otway.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Otway, with the one closest to Otway listed first.

  • Smyrna [Carteret County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
    • Smyrna [Carteret County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Otway
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 110 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Smyrna had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smyrna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smyrna<3>
  • Straits [Carteret County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Straits
    • Straits [Carteret County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Otway
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Straits had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Straits
  • Marshallberg [Carteret County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshallberg
    • Marshallberg [Carteret County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Otway
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Marshallberg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshallberg
  • Davis [Carteret County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
    • Davis [Carteret County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Otway
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Davis had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<3>
  • Beaufort [Carteret County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaufort
    • Beaufort [Carteret County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Otway
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,007 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,491 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Beaufort had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaufort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaufort
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaufort<3>
  • Morehead City [Carteret County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morehead City
    • Morehead City [Carteret County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Otway
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,064 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,669 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Morehead City had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morehead City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morehead City<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Merrimon [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrimon
      • Merrimon [Carteret County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Otway
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Merrimon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrimon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimon
    • Hollywood [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Carteret County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Otway
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hollywood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Atlantic [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlantic
      • Atlantic [Carteret County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Otway
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Atlantic had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlantic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlantic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlantic<3>
    • Bachelor [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bachelor
      • Bachelor [Craven County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bachelor had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bachelor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wildwood [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Carteret County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Otway
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wildwood had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood
    • Newport [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Carteret County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Otway
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 218 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,636 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newport had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport<3>
    • Oriental [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oriental
      • Oriental [Pamlico County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Otway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 860 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oriental had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oriental have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oriental
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oriental<3>
    • Janeiro [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janeiro
      • Janeiro [Pamlico County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Otway
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Janeiro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janeiro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janeiro
    • Roe [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roe
      • Roe [Carteret County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Otway
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roe had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roe

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Otway. See our List of 1890's Communities around Otway.

Mentions & References for Otway

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Carteret County

About North Carolina

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Otway. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Carteret County: www.co.carteret.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Otway) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Otway. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OtwayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Otway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7759, Longitude: -76.5583    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Otway, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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