Dock_in_Vandemere

Photo Courtesy of Joe Wakefield 

Zip Code:

28587

 

Latitude/Longitude:

35.22 N / 76.63 W

 

Town Hall

Corner of Pennsylvania & Jones Roads

Phone: 252-745-5473

Hours: Tuesday 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Town Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 338

Vandemere, NC  28587

 

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Mayor:

Judy Thaanum

Town Clerk:

Dave Peterson

Post Office:

1370 Pennsylvania Avenue

252-745-3328

 

2010 Population: 254

 

 

 

 

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Vandemere Cemetery of the Allen Family
Aerial_of_Vandemere

 

Vandemere is situated on a point where Vandemere Creek flows into the Bay River. It was incorporated in 1874 and was the county seat from 1872 (when Pamlico County was formed) to 1876.

 

Many of the descendents of the first colonists in North Carolina are still living in Vandemere today and many of the names live on, both in the names of the people and the places.

 

In 1699 a treaty was forged between the English Crown and the "Bay River Indians".  Early settlers came from England, but there are also reports of French Hugenots and others including Dutch and Flemish.

 

By the 18th century there are written records of some European habitation in the Vandemere area.  Records show that there was a Native American people who lived "at the head of Vandemore's Creek."  These early records show various spellings of the name of Vandemere most showing Dutch or Flemish origin.

 

As early as 1679, there are records showing a "Tho. Vandermoller" being witness to a will, and in 1882 a land grant record that refers to ""Jno. Vandemore."