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When and how did Pleasure Island get its name?

Gail Calloway
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Q. When and how did Pleasure Island get its name? I assume it was just called Federal Point before then?

A. Pleasure Island is a coastal island south of Wilmington in New Hanover County. It consists of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Fort Fisher, Wilmington Beach and Hanby Beach. The island is surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway, Snow’s Cut to the north, Atlantic Ocean to the east, Corncake Inlet to the south and Cape Fear River to the west. Snow’s Cut was completed in 1930. Before this Pleasure Island was a peninsula known as Federal Point. In 1972 the local Chamber of Commerce adopted the name Pleasure Island, and it is used as a branding and marketing tool to combine all the resources of the area.

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One Response to “ When and how did Pleasure Island get its name?”

  1. On January 18, 2016 at 10:26 am Marsha James Taylor wrote:

    I don’t know who first suggested it but do know that it went to council and Sheila Davis was against it due to it sounding to risque…….



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