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Holden Beach History

History of Holden Beach


Before the American Revolution, settlers seeking property near the Lockwood Folly River applied for grants to purchase land. The going rate at that time was 100 acres of land for 50 shillings. In today’s money that’s 100 acres for $396.63 USD. Benjamin Holden purchased the 100 acres that stretched between the Lockwood Folly River and the Bacon Inlet. 263 years later Holden Beach has become one of North Carolina’s most...

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