Belhaven commercial district added to historic places

BELHAVEN, N.C. (WNCT) – The Belhaven Commercial Historic District was recognized as one of 15 places in the state to be added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The recognition comes after the town spent several thousand dollars and years of hard work.

Corki Leverett, a business owner in Belhaven, said the recognition allows them to share the history of the town with others, while also providing a boost to local businesses.

“There are many people who love history and they like to visit these old historic towns, and we have a new public dock so we have lots of boaters coming in from the inter-coastal waterway,” Leverett said.

Belhaven was chosen for the significance their commercial district played during the early 20th century, and also for the small town commercial architecture.

The Cater-Simmons House in Duplin County was also recognized.

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