The rich history of North Carolina's Outer Banks is reflected in
the names of its towns, geographic features, and waterways. A book
over twenty years in the making, The Outer Banks Gazetteer
is a comprehensive reference guide to the region's place names—over
3,000 entries in all. Along the way, Roger L. Payne has cataloged
an incredible history of beaches, inlets, towns and communities,
islands, rivers, and even sand dunes. There are also many entries
for locations that no longer exist—inlets that have disappeared due
to erosion or storms, abandoned towns, and Native American
villages—which highlight important and nearly forgotten places in
North Carolina's history. Going beyond simply recounting the facts
behind the names, Payne offers information-packed and
entertainingly written stories of North Carolina, its coastal
geography, and its people.
Perfect for anyone interested in the North Carolina coast, this invaluable reference guide uncovers the history of one of the most-visited areas in the Southeast.