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A look at the work of surveyors and cartographers Jonathan Price, John Strother, and Joshua Potts. Price and Strother published the first actual survey and map of North Carolina in 1798, and Potts' first map came in 1801. All three significantly advanced the cartography of the state during their careers and their work formed the basis for subsequent maps and plans for fortification of Wilmington and the Cape Fear River.
Through the use of a variety of 19th century maps and cartographic materials, the exact location of Fort Holmes, a Confederate stronghold that protected the mouth of the Cape Fear River, has been determined. Though only a small section of wall is visible, the historic site has been designated by historical markers.