Town Creek Professional Review and Guide
"Town Creek begins as a blackwater stream in Brunswick County at the eastern edge of the Green Swamp. It flows to the southeast, passing US 17 and NC 133 before emptying into the Cape Fear River, downstream from Wilmington. In 1664 a group of English settlers from Barbados established Charles Town on Town Creek near the Cape Fear River. Their effort failed three years later because of hostile coastal Indians, pirates, weak supply lines, mosquitoes, and other problems that drove the residents south, where they founded the city of Charleston, South Carolina.
Town Creek is prime wildlife habitat and wetlands, and much of it is protected for the future. The North Carolina Coastal Land Trust has worked with state and federal agencies, timber companies, and private individuals to protect almost 6,000 acres along Town Creek and tributaries. Alligators are often seen in Town Creek, especially along the last few miles before reaching the Cape Fear. This eTrail contains 3 sections of the Town Creek from Rock Creek Road (Brunswick Co. 1411) bridge to Cape Fear River's Campbell Island."