Beaufort is a port town located in Carteret County in North Carolina (USA)). The town was founded in 1709, and is currently the 3rd-oldest in North Carolina (following Bath and Edenton). In 2012, Beaufort NC was ranked "America's Coolest Small Town" by Budget Travel Magazine. It could be sometimes confused with the city of the same name located in South Carolina - Beaufort SC.. However, the two cities are distinguished by individual pronunciations.
This small town has population around 4,000 nad covers a total area of around 15 km2 (6 ml2). Beaufort NC lies in the "Inner Banks" region of the state. It is home to North Carolina Maritime Museum, Nicholas School of the Environment (Duke University Marine Laboratory), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research. Beaufort NC is also the home of Rachel Carson Coastal Reserve.
The National Register of Historic Places includes Beaufort Historic District, Jacob Henry House, Gibbs House, Carteret County Home, Old Burying Ground. In June 1718 the pirate Blackbeard ran his flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge and the sloop Adventure, aground close to present-day Beaufort Inlet. In 2004 Queen Anne's Revenge vessel was added to National Register of Historic Places. In August 1750, at least 3 Spanish merchants ran aground during a hurricane in North Carolina. One of the 3, El Salvador, sank close to Cape Lookout.
Highlights: Maritime Museum
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