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Local Area Down East NC Demographics And Data
This unincorporated Downeast community sits between Straits to the West, Marshallberg to the East, Browns Island and Harkers Island to the South, and Smyrna to the North. The area is roughly 1.59 square miles in length. The entire community is residential homes with no known businesses locally.
Local government is handled by the Carteret County Commissioners, while law enforcement is handled by the county Sheriff’s Department, and EMS, fire, and rescue is handled by volunteer agencies.
The zip code is 28528 with the area code being 252.
Major and minor roads in the community of Gloucester NC include Pigott Road, Star Church Road, Straits Road, and Mckae Drive. A scenic area called Gloucester Point sits on The Straits along the South boundary of this community.
Like most Downeast communities, Gloucester NC residents have a strong tradition, culture, and heritage centered around commercial fishing and the harvesting of shellfish like clams, shrimp, and oysters.
Nearby major landmarks include the Core Banks of Cape Lookout, the Rachel Carson Wildlife Reserve, and Shackleford Banks.
When thinking about recreational activities in this area along Gloucester Point, are there any opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, boating, sailing, walking trails, or public parks?
Other than the landmarks we mentioned earlier, what are some others located in this community or nearby that have historical importance or interest?
If you’re a resident or local to this community, what significant ties are there to commercial fishing in this area? Of what importance is the Straits to harvesting of oysters and clams?
While we understand Gloucester is a residential community, what local area events and festivals take place nearby and what time of the year do they happen?
What are some local RV parks, campgrounds, motels, and hotels in this area?
How far of a drive is it from places like Beaufort, Morehead City, and Cedar Island?
What are the directions to public boat ramps in this town?
What are some issues before county commissioners that have an impact on Gloucester in the way of regulations and restrictions?
What are the nearby wildlife refuges, and what types of marine mammals and wildlife is commonly seen in this area?
By boat, how long does it take to get to places like North River, Shackleford Banks, Harkers Island, and Cape Lookout?
What questions or other information can you provide about Gloucester NC in Carteret County which we did not touch on in this article?