Eastern North Carolina, with its barrier islands, plains, and forests, is just as diverse historically as it is geographically.
Hidden throughout the varied landscape are ghost towns, forgotten cemeteries, and other little known historical places largely overlooked by most people.
Abandoned or Forgotten: Overlooked Corners of Eastern North Carolina is a collection of several of these sites found throughout the eastern half of the state, both on and off the beaten path, from time periods ranging from the Colonial Era to the Cold War.
Explore an abandoned World War II bunker that became home to a hermit. Visit a ghost town on an island. Discover a cemetery located in the middle of a mall parking lot. Hike to North Carolina’s most remote mailbox.
In these pages, author and photographer Ryan Stowinsky takes the reader to these sites and several more. With dozens of photographs and directions to most locations, readers can discover the history that is hidden all around them.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Ryan Stowinsky, author of 2007’s Wandering Around South Jersey, has been visiting little-known historical sites, ghost towns, and other oddities in New Jersey and several other states for nearly two decades. His website, www.stuofdoom.com, chronicles all the places he has visited. His writings and photographs have appeared in several books, newspapers, websites, and television shows. He graduated from Misericordia University in 2012 with a dual major in history and education. He currently resides in North Carolina with his wife and two daughters, where he teaches social studies.
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
STATE: North Carolina
SERIES: America Through Time
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)