Mappy Monday: Aerial View of Bridgeton

Mappy Monday:  Aerial View of Bridgeton
Image courtesy of Google Maps.

I learned today that I was just slightly off on my estimation of where Fort Anderson was located in New Bern, thanks to the a map I found on WikiMedia Commons. In my post, Bristow Harris and The Barrington Estate, I used Google Maps to plot out points in Bridgeton, a town that's considered part of the New Bern metropolitan area. That map I created I am featuring here again and is shown above. The points noted on the map were areas mentioned in documents that described the location of the Barrington/Lincoln Estate, an area that my 3rd great grandfather had obtained a land lease for after the Civil War.


Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.





This is a map of the area involved in The Battle of Fort Anderson during the Civil War. The area noted with the red circle features the approximate location of the actual fort. Now, I don't know exactly when I might be able to make a trip to New Bern but thanks to YouTube I can get an aerial view of the area where the fort was and some more of the general area referred to as Bridgeton

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.


Mappy Monday:  Aerial View of Bridgeton
Image courtesy of Google Maps.

I turned these maps around to mimic the point of reference the video was shot from. It's nice to get a sense of the area where my 3rd great grandfather worked the land.



At 4:12 in on the video there's a nice view of Bridgeton on the left, the Neuse River, and then New Bern on the right in the distance. 

My thanks go out to Joe Charboneau for shooting this video. 

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  1. Good Work. My family roots are in North Carolina, Wake County.

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  2. Thanks for your comment and stopping by!

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