Theophilus Weeks Marker, Swansboro
Duane Creech, Builder
Douglas C. Parker, Designer
This monument is composed of a 3-foot-tall ballast stone base with plaques. One plaque is a bas-relief of Weeks doing his duties as inspector of exports for the Bogue Inlet, and the other plaque includes biographical text.
Front: THEOPHILUS WEEKS / BORN AT FALMOUTH, MASS., IN 1708 / DIED AT SWANSBORO, N.C., IN 1772 / FOUNDER OF THE TOWN OF SWANSBORO / INSPECTOR OF EXPORTS FOR BOGUE INLET. / 1757 - 1772 / SERGEANT IN THE / ONSLOW REGIMENT OF MILITIA, 1754 / PLANTER AND INNKEEPER / BUILDER / DOUGLAS C. PARKER / SPONSORED BY / THE WEEKS DESCENDANTS AND / SWANSBORO'S 200TH ANNIVERSARY / CELEBRATION COMMITTEE / JULY 4TH, 1983
Town of Swansboro
July 4, 1983
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A day to honor the founding of our nation and the founder of our town : souvenir booklet, (Swansboro, NC: Swansboro 200th Anniversary Celebration Committee, 1983)
Bronze plaque, Ballast stone base
The descendants of Theophilus Weeks and Swansboro's 200th Anniversary Celebration Committee
Swansboro, N.C., celebrated its bicentennial on Independence Day, 1983, by reenacting the July 4, 1860 celebration, as reported in the July 14, 1860 issue of the New Bern Weekly Progress. The town's founder, Theophilus Weeks, was also remembered when a monument was unveiled in his honor.
Program for the Unveiling Ceremony for the/ Theophilus Weeks Memorial/ Swansboro Bicentennial Park-1:30 P.M./ Invocation—The Rev. Clyde E. Baucom/ Flag Presentation—Mr. Lewis Renn: Representing Congressman Charles Whitely/ Flag raising—Vince Morton/ “The Star-Spangled Banner”—National Anthem: Audience and Anne Conder Shuller with the Swansboro Bicentennial Choral Society/ Welcome—The Hon. Andrew D. Ennett III: Mayor of Swansboro/ Sketch of the Life of Theophilus Weeks—Tucker R. Littleton: Chairman, Swansboro’s 200th Anniversary Celebration Committee/ Introduction of the Sulptor and the Weeks Descendant—Tucker R. Littleton/ Unveiling—Douglas C. Parker and Ralph W. Weeks/ Salute—3rd Section, Zbattery ZB, 3rd North Carolina Battalion of Light Artillery/ “America the Beautiful”—Samuel A. Ward: Audience and Anne Conder Shuller with the Swansboro Bicentennial Choral Society
Theophilus Weeks was the founder of Swansboro where this marker is located.
This monument is located in Bicentennial Park, which is on the waterfront in Swansboro, N.C. along the White Oak River at the base of the NC Highway 24 bridge into town. The monument is in the same park as the Otway Burns, Jr. statue.
The monument is in a small, well-kept city park next to the water.
The monument is an attraction and feature of Bicentennial Park along White Oak River. The area is also used as a local fishing spot.
The memorial was commissioned by Swansboro’s 200th anniversary committee on March, 8, 1983.