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What tribe of Indians was located in the surrounding area of Burgaw?

Trista Talton
StarNews

There were many indigenous Indian groups in that area, according to historical accounts, but it was one particular group of Native Americans – the “Burghaws” – whose name caught the attention of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company owners, according to Mattie Bloodworth’s History of Pender County North Carolina.

The company, which later became Atlantic Coast Line, donated the Burgaw site.

Little has been written about the Burghaw Indians. They lived in eastern Pender County and along the North East Cape Fear River below Rocky Point.

“Burghaw” means mud hole.

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