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Morehead Citytown in S central Carteret County on Bogue Sound and Newport River. Summer resort and the only deep-sea port in the state N of Wilmington; state port facilities are there. Inc. 1861 and named for John Motley Morehead (1796-1866), governor of North Carolina, who had bought land there in 1853 as the terminus of a newly inc. railroad. Ships are built there; produces asphalt and apparel. The site was formerly known as Shepherds’ Point, which see. Alt. 16.
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