Introduction to Whiteville, North Carolina
The area, now known as Whiteville, was originally part of a 640-acre tract of land owned by John Burgin and his wife, Margaret, in the 1730s. James B. White owned more than 2,000 acres in this region and the community was named "Whiteville" in his honor. Chartered as a city in 1873,Whiteville was a bustling business and farming center by the mid-1900s.
Whiteville and Nearby Attractions
- Moores Creek National Battlefield
- Exploration Station
- Brunswick Town State Historic Site
- North Carolina Museum of Forestry
- Alligator Adventure
- Lake Waccamaw State Park
Things To Do In Whiteville
The city of Whiteville is home to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' satellite museum, the North Carolina Museum of Forestry. Exploration Station, another museum in the area, features a farmhouse, a bank, a make-believe hospital, a general store, and a schoolroom. Brunswick Town State Historic Site, and Moores Creek National Battlefield are places of historic interest near Whiteville. Boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and camping facilities are provided by the Lumber River State Park, Lake Waccamaw State Park, and Singletary Lake State Park. Residents of the city also organize the Columbus County Fair, Fire Ant Festival, and North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival every year.
Myrtle Beach International is the closest major airport.
Whiteville Higher Education
Whiteville is home to the Southeastern Community College. Brunswick Community College, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Bladen Community College, and Robeson Community College are located nearby.