Beachside to Boardwalk Family Fun in Carolina Beach
Hyde County's Octagon House is one of two such surviving antebellum homes in North Carolina. The home was built by Dr. William T. Sparrow ca. 1857using a design found in Orson S. Fowler's book, The Octagon House: A Home for All, which was published in 1848. Following a grassroots effort to preserve it for future generations, it was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. In recent years a small orchard of mattamuskeet Apples was planted on the grounds. This Apple, which had almost become extinct in the area, was said to have first come to the county as a seed in the gizzard of a wild goose. A story of the past...preserved for the future.