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Our Genealogy Helper for Wrightsville Beach ...

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 Wrightsville Beach (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 Wrightsville Beach. 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.

Name Variations for Wrightsville Beach ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Wrightsville Beach: Wrightsville Bch.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Wrightsville Beach is located in New Hanover 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 New Hanover County: Brunswick & Pender.

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

  • New Hanover County     (The home county of Wrightsville Beach)
    • Seagate [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seagate
      • Seagate [New Hanover County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seagate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seagate
    • Windemere [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windemere
      • Windemere [New Hanover County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windemere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windemere
    • Masonboro [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masonboro
      • Masonboro [New Hanover County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masonboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masonboro
    • Ogden [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogden
      • Ogden [New Hanover County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ogden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ogden<3>
    • Bayshore [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayshore
      • Bayshore [New Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayshore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayshore
    • Kings Grant [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Grant
      • Kings Grant [New Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Grant
    • Smith Creek [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Creek
      • Smith Creek [New Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Creek
    • Wilmington [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
      • Wilmington [New Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 124,794 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<3>
    • Kirkland [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkland
      • Kirkland [New Hanover County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland
    • Murraysville [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murraysville
      • Murraysville [New Hanover County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murraysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murraysville
    • Myrtle Grove [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle Grove
      • Myrtle Grove [New Hanover County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle Grove
    • Silver Lake [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Lake
      • Silver Lake [New Hanover County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Lake
    • Hightsville [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hightsville
      • Hightsville [New Hanover County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hightsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hightsville
  • Bladen County
    • Long View [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long View
      • Long View [Bladen County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View
    • East Arcadia [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Arcadia
      • East Arcadia [Bladen County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Arcadia
  • Brunswick County
    • Old Town [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Brunswick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Belville [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belville
      • Belville [Brunswick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belville
    • Leland [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland [Brunswick County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<3>
    • Navassa [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navassa
      • Navassa [Brunswick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navassa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navassa
    • Winnabow [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnabow
      • Winnabow [Brunswick County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnabow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnabow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnabow<3>
    • Boiling Spring Lakes [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Spring Lakes
      • Boiling Spring Lakes [Brunswick County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Spring Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Spring Lakes
    • Northwest [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwest
      • Northwest [Brunswick County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 806 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwest
    • Sandy Creek [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Creek
      • Sandy Creek [Brunswick County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Creek
    • Bolivia [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivia
      • Bolivia [Brunswick County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolivia<3>
    • Southport [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southport
      • Southport [Brunswick County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,088 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southport<3>
    • Caswell Beach [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caswell Beach
      • Caswell Beach [Brunswick County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caswell Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caswell Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caswell Beach<3>
    • Saint James [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint James
      • Saint James [Brunswick County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,607 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint James have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint James
    • Bald Head Island [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bald Head Island
      • Bald Head Island [Brunswick County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 186 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bald Head Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bald Head Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bald Head Island<3>
  • Columbus County
    • Acme [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Columbus County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Delco [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delco
      • Delco [Columbus County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delco<3>
    • Riegelwood [Columbus County]
    • Byrdville [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byrdville
      • Byrdville [Columbus County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byrdville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrdville
    • Sandyfield [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandyfield
      • Sandyfield [Columbus County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandyfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandyfield
    • Bolton [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Columbus County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolton<3>
  • Duplin County
    • Wallace [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallace
      • Wallace [Duplin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,859 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallace<3>
    • Teachey [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teachey
      • Teachey [Duplin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teachey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teachey
  • Onslow County
    • Surf City [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surf City
      • Surf City [Onslow County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surf City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surf City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surf City<3>
    • Holly Ridge [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Ridge
      • Holly Ridge [Onslow County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,092 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Ridge<3>
    • Ocean City Beach [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean City Beach
      • Ocean City Beach [Onslow County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean City Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean City Beach
    • Folkstone [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folkstone
      • Folkstone [Onslow County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folkstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folkstone
    • North Topsail Beach [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Topsail Beach
      • North Topsail Beach [Onslow County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Topsail Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Topsail Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Topsail Beach<3>
    • Sneads Ferry [Onslow County]
  • Pender County
    • Brown Town [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brown Town
      • Brown Town [Pender County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brown Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Town
    • Hampstead [Pender County]
    • Topsail [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsail
      • Topsail [Pender County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Wrightsville Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topsail
    • Topsail Beach [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsail Beach
      • Topsail Beach [Pender County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topsail Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Topsail Beach<3>
    • Rocky Point [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Pender County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Point<3>
    • Ashton [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashton
      • Ashton [Pender County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
    • Saint Helena [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helena
      • Saint Helena [Pender County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Helena
    • Burgaw [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burgaw
      • Burgaw [Pender County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burgaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burgaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burgaw<3>
    • Currie [Pender County]
    • Murray Town [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray Town
      • Murray Town [Pender County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray Town
    • Atkinson [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinson
      • Atkinson [Pender County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkinson<3>
    • Watha [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watha
      • Watha [Pender County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 247 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watha

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

Newspapers Published in Wrightsville Beach ...

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 101 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wrightsville Beach.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wrightsville Beach, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wrightsville Beach.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Wrightsville Beach:

  • 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 Wrightsville Beach ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wrightsville Beach.

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 Wrightsville Beach covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Oleander Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oleander Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oleander Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oleander Memorial Gardens
  • St. Andrews On-the-Sound Episcopal Church Cemetery
  • Prospect Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prospect Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prospect Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect Cemetery
  • Masonboro Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Delgado Cemetery
  • Acorn Branch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Acorn Branch Cemetery
    • Acorn Branch Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Wrightsville Beach.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acorn Branch Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bellevue Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bellevue Cemetery
      • The Bellevue Cemetery is located in Wilmington.To be more precise, Bellevue Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue Cemetery
    • Pine Forest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Forest Cemetery
      • The Pine Forest Cemetery is located in Wilmington.Stated another way, Pine Forest Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Forest Cemetery
    • B'nai Israel Hebrew Cemetery
    • Wilmington National Cemetery
    • Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Oak Grove Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Oak Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2188187<4>
    • Greenlawn Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenlawn Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenlawn Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Greenlawn Memorial Park lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenlawn Memorial Park
    • Calvary Memorial Cemetery
    • Oakdale Cemetery
    • St. James Episcopal Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. James Episcopal Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. James Episcopal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. James Episcopal Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. James Episcopal 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.<6>

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

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

  • Wrightsville [New Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrightsville
    • Wrightsville [New Hanover County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Wrightsville Beach
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wrightsville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrightsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrightsville
  • Wilmington [New Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
    • Wilmington [New Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20,056 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 124,794 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wilmington had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<3>
  • Kirkland [New Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkland
    • Kirkland [New Hanover County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kirkland had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland
  • Scotts Hill [Pender County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotts Hill
    • Scotts Hill [Pender County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Scotts Hill had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotts Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotts Hill
  • Wrightsboro [New Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrightsboro
    • Wrightsboro [New Hanover County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Wrightsville Beach
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wrightsboro had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrightsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrightsboro
  • Castle Hayne [New Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Hayne
    • Castle Hayne [New Hanover County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Wrightsville Beach
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Castle Hayne had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Hayne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Hayne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castle Hayne<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Hampstead [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampstead
      • Hampstead [Pender County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wrightsville Beach
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hampstead had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampstead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampstead<3>
    • Navassa [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navassa
      • Navassa [Brunswick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,534 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Navassa had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navassa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navassa
    • Phoenix [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenix
      • Phoenix [Brunswick County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Phoenix had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phoenix have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix
    • Rocky Point [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Pender County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 196 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rocky Point had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Point<3>
    • Town Creek [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
      • Town Creek [Brunswick County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Town Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Creek
    • Winnabow [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnabow
      • Winnabow [Brunswick County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Winnabow had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnabow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnabow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnabow<3>
    • Malmo [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malmo
      • Malmo [Brunswick County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Malmo had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malmo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malmo
    • Ashton [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashton
      • Ashton [Pender County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ashton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
    • Long Creek [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Creek
      • Long Creek [Pender County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Long Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Creek

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

Mentions & References for Wrightsville Beach

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About North Carolina

The official website for Wrightsville Beach: www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com/

The official website for New Hanover County: www.nhcgov.com/

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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wrightsville Beach) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wrightsville Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wrightsville BeachOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wrightsville Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2115, Longitude: -77.7965       In this case, the coordinates for Wrightsville Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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 Wrightsville Beach, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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