During the infancy of the United States, survey markers were placed along the coast to serve as the baseline for future property subdivisions. Most of these original markers were lost or removed as property was developed. A few years ago one of these original baseline markers was rediscovered in Nags Head. This marker is the oldest remaining marker along the entire Atlantic coast!
As of this writing, the National Park Service does not have the trail marked to this historical site. In fact they have left it unmarked because of its historical value and would prefer to limit traffic to it. The people who man the visitor’s center at Whalebone Junction can point the quarter mile trail out to you or contact Scott Team Realty for specific directions.