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William Hilton Jr.

William HILTON Jr (1617 – 1675) was an explorer who mapped Cape Fear  eventually leading to the founding of Wilmington NC which has a large port in on the Cape Fear River.  He named Hilton Head SC after himself. He … Continue reading

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