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Swansboro, North Carolina
"The Friendly City by the Sea"
Location of Swansboro, North Carolina shown in North Carolina
|• Total||2.40 sq mi (6.21 km2)|
|• Land||2.25 sq mi (5.83 km2)|
|• Water||0.14 sq mi (0.37 km2)|
|Elevation||16 ft (5 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,484.90/sq mi (573.21/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1022865|
Swansboro started as a settlement around the plantation of Theophilus Weeks. In 1783, Swansboro was incorporated as a town, taking its name from Samuel Swann, a Speaker in the North Carolina House of Commons and a resident of Onslow County. In 1818, Otway Burns built the Prometheus, the first river steamboat constructed in North Carolina.
The town, originally spelled Swannsborough, is sometimes called "The Friendly City by the Sea". M.N. Lisk, a popular Swansboro mayor, initiated the annual Mullet Festival, one of the first coastal seafood festivals in North Carolina.
The town is featured as the setting of Nicholas Sparks' novel The Guardian.
The Swansboro Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
Swansboro is located at(34.693327, -77.127327).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (8.96%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||121||3.23%|
|Hispanic or Latino||236||6.3%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,744 people, 1,360 households, and 755 families residing in the town.
The city has a diverse selection of restaurants (including Yana's Ye Olde Drug Store diner and Icehouse Waterfront) and shopping much of which it located along the Intracoastal Waterway or White Oak River basin. Residents and visitors alike have multiple boating facilities to choose from (including Casper's Marina and Dudley's Marina) and many restaurants allow for boaters to dock outside their establishments.
The Rotary Club of Swansboro is active in the community and regularly hosts events such as the annual King Mackerel Tournament and numerous fundraising gatherings. During the summers, the Seaside Arts Council hosts weekly concerts aptly named "Swan Fest" on Sunday evenings at the Pavilion in Olde Town Square.
- Queens Creek Elementary School
- Swansboro Elementary School
- Swansboro Middle School
- Swansboro High School
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