After the French, and the Spanish, it was not until the 1720s that English colonists established the first permanent European settlement in the area. The town of Wilmington was incorporated in 1739. During the Civil War, the port was a major base for Confederate blockade runners. It was captured by Union forces in the Battle of Wilmington in February,1865, approximately one month after the fall of Fort Fisher had closed the port.
The USS Battleship North Carolina welcomes tourists to this southern city and offers access to its decks. It is the birthplace of Michael Jordan and David Brinkley, among many other famous people. The Downtown Riverwalk is just one of the attractions to traverse. Wilmington is a port city that offers historic sites and is the home of EUE Screen Gems Studios, the largest domestic television and movie production facility outside of California.
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