Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus Information

07.06.2020

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County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brunswick County is urging individuals to visit our website and to call or email county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices. The County now requires appointments for in-person visits. Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.

  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033

 

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information (Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

 

NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)

  • Phone: 1.866.462.3821

 

North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211

 

The County has information and resources for individuals, businesses and municipalities that need assistance via the follow webpages:

History of Brunswick County

Brunswick County History

Brunswick Crest

Brunswick Crest

On March 9, 1764, the Governor of North Carolina signed the legislative act that created Brunswick County out of New Hanover and Bladen Counties. It was named after the Town of Brunswick, which was named in honor of King George I, who was the Duke of Brunswick and Lunenberg. The County Seat was first located at Brunswick Town, a town founded by Maurice Moore, son of Governor James Moore, located on the west bank of the Cape Fear River. In 1779, the County Seat was moved to Lockwood Folly and in 1808, the County Seat was moved to Smithville, known today as Southport, where it would remain for 167 years.

Old County Seal

Old County Seal

On July 19, 1975, a referendum passed moving the County Seat from Southport to its present location just below the Town of Bolivia.

 

The current County seal, designating the four primary industries in Brunswick County, was adopted on Dec. 15, 1975 by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners.

Current County Seal

Current County Seal

For more about Brunswick County’s history, you can read the Brunswick County Historical Society’s Souvenir Booklet, prepared for the county’s 200th anniversary in 1964, or read an online article about Brunswick County as it was published in 1956 in The State magazine (known today as Our State magazine) (or read the article as a .pdf document).

 

Looking for even more information? Copies of “The History of Brunswick County North Carolina,” written by Lawrence Lee and published in 1980, are available in all branches of the Brunswick County Public Library System.

 

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