Friday, December 25, 2009

Onslow County

Back in early August, George and I joined my sister and her family for an overnight stay in Emerald Isle, NC, down on the coast. We had a great time catching up with them, and one of the fun places we visited together was Swansboro, in Onslow County. We have a family tradition of visiting a quaint restaurant there called Yana's, which happens to have the best fruit fritters we've ever had!

Swansboro is a quaint coastal town of about 1500 people. The county seat of Onslow County, however, is Jacksonville (named for President Andrew Jackson), which is home to the Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune. (Driving to Emerald Isle, we passed through Jacksonville, and by Camp Lejeune.) The county was incorporated in 1734, not surprising considering it's on the North Carolina coast.

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