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Currituck Cuisine

Rich in History

Something truly unique to the Currituck mainland, authentic northeastern North Carolina barbecue is born of a simple recipe using smoked pork, vinegar and red pepper. The meat is succulent, juicy and just a little spicy. Stop at one of several mainland barbecue joints offering this classic southern dish and find out what all the locals are squealing about.

Established in 1668, Currituck County was one of the first areas settled in the U.S. and was once home to a thriving port. A number of historical sites and architectural treasures still highlight the landscape on the mainland. Currituck County’s original courthouse was constructed in the early 1700s. The building was replaced in 1842 and remodeled in 1898. Today, the Historic Courthouse houses the county’s governmental

administrative offices. Next to the Courthouse sits the original Currituck Jail. This jail was built after receiving legislative permission in 1776 and is one of the four oldest jails in North Carolina. Civil War Trails has recognized Currituck County as a significant location during the Civil War. Eight Civil War markers throughout the county denote important sites and events. Educators and historians will appreciate viewing the renovated Historic Jarvisburg Colored School. This building is a rare example of a pre-Rosenwald African-American

school and was officially registered in 1867. It is the oldest AfricanAmerican school in North Carolina and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Confederate War Memorial, Historic Courthouse and Jail 145 Courthouse Rd. Currituck, NC 27929 The Jarvisburg School 7300 Caratoke Hwy. Jarvisburg, NC 27947 252-435-2947 www.historicjarvisburg coloredschool.com Civil War Trails 252-232-2075, 252-232-0719 www.civilwartrails.org

Along with its bastion of barbecue restaurants, the mainland offers a variety of casual dining options including sandwich shops, many of which bake their own breads and pastries daily. Perk up or satisfy that sweet tooth at local coffee shops and old fashioned ice cream parlors.

Some establishments have boat docks available, offering diners a unique way to spend a day or evening enjoying the scenic beauty of the Currituck Mainland. For more on dining, visit www.VisitCurrituck.com/Dining

On the Mainland

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Currituck OBX Visitors Guide  

Relax in the tucked-away paradise of Currituck's Outer Banks, North Carolina. Home of the legendary Corolla Wild Horses and beach driving o...

Currituck OBX Visitors Guide  

Relax in the tucked-away paradise of Currituck's Outer Banks, North Carolina. Home of the legendary Corolla Wild Horses and beach driving o...