About Brunswick County
Brunswick County, which is located in the most southeastern corner of North Carolina's Lower Coastal Plain region, is bounded on the north by Pender County; to the west by Columbus County; to the east by both the Cape Fear River and New Hanover County; and to the South by the Atlantic Ocean. The area of Brunswick County is 855 square miles (547,200 acres). The geological elevation of Brunswick county ranges from sea level along both the ocean and low-lying swamps to 75 feet high in Winnabow.
Brunswick County, named after King George I Duke of Brunswick and Lunenberg, was formed in 1764 from parts of surrounding counties. The initial settlers in the region were of English and Welch descent. Bolivia remains the county seat.
Brunswick County holds a rich history in Civil War events and archaeological discoveries. Brunswick County is also known for its seafood eateries.