10 Things You Didn’t Know About Beaufort, NC

1. Beaufort was established in 1709

This makes it the third oldest town in North Carolina!

2. It was ranked as “America’s Coolest Small Town”…

…by readers of Budget Travel Magazine on February 1, 2012.

3. It’s pronounced differently than South Carolina’s town of Beaufort

For NC, it’s “bow-fort”, for SC it’s “b-yew-fort”.

4. Blackbeard the Pirate crashed his ship here

In 1718, at what’s known now as the Beaufort Inlet, Blackbeard ran his famous Queen Anne’s Revenge aground.

5. Travel and Leisure named it “America’s Favorite Town” in 2014

How could you not? We love it here!

6. It was also ranked in the same magazine as No. 8 as “America’s Best Town for the Holidays”

It’s no wonder, with all the historic homes decorated with lights for the holiday season, Beaufort really is a beautiful place to celebrate this time of year.

7. Beaufort houses a Duke University Marine Laboratory

Called the Nicholas School of the Environment, it’s one of ten graduate and professional schools of Duke.

8. There’s an Old Burying Ground

It is the resting place of about 200 pre-American Civil War era gravestones.

9. It holds the County Seat of Carteret County, NC

Beaufort is home to the jail and courthouse.

10. It’s name comes from Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort

He was an English politician, and the 2nd Duke of Beaufort.

Interesting in visiting Beaufort, NC? Our rental at the Olde Towne Yacht Club is located in this beautiful, historic town. If it isn’t available, all rentals in Atlantic Beach and Morehead City are still great options and all just a short drive from the town of Beaufort. We can’t wait to show you around!

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