TOWN HISTORY

Town History


Belville Town Hall

Belville is located in Brunswick County's northeastern corner along the Brunswick River and lies at the intersection of the four lane US 74-76, NC Highway 133 and US 17. Belville is conveniently situated near the Southport-Oak Island beaches, the Brunswick County Government Complex in Bolivia, and the city of Wilmington, a major deep-water port located on the Cape Fear River. Belville is home to the 200 acre Lincoln Industrial Park located on Highway 17.

Belville Elementary School (grades 3-5) is currently on a year-round schedule and is located on Highway 133. The Belville area is currently served by Brunswick Community Hospital located in Supply, J. Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital located in Southport, and New Hanover Hospital located in Wilmington. This fast growing area is served by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Cape Fear Community College at Wilmington, and Brunswick Community College in Bolivia, North Carolina.


Town Neighborhoods


The town, which was incorporated in 1977, has a population of 2,203 residents. Belville has seen a lot of growth in the past few years and more is anticipated as new developments move into the area.







Town Park


The Town of Belville, which borders the Brunswick River, is home to Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville. This park provides an opportunity to separate yourself from the hustle-bustle of everyday life and connect with nature. The site was once part of the 280 acre Belville Plantation, owned by the family of Daniel Lindsay Russell, who served as governor of North Carolina from 1897 - 1901.

If you want to enjoy natural beauty, visit the scenic Brunswick River. The river can be accessed from the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville located on Highway 133, across from Belville Elementary school. There is a public boat ramp, picnic facilities, walking trails, shoreline fishing and a playground. The Brunswick River is a great place for canoeing and kayaking. Gliding quietly, you might spot a deer, muskrats, beavers, butterflies and perhaps even a mink. A large variety of birds can be encountered including Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons, White Ibis, Osprey, Pelicans, and the Bald Eagle. Tree lovers will be amazed at the numerous varieties such as the Bald Cypress, Loblolly Pines, Hickories, Southern Magnolias, River Birch, Wax Myrtles, Dogwoods, Chinese Wisteria and Virginia Creeper.


For information on other County parks, please visit Brunswick County Parks and Recreation.