New Bern, North Carolina, is a city located along the eastern coast of North Carolina. It’s the county seat of Craven County and near several military installations — Cherry Point and Camp LeJeune, in Jacksonville. It is at the mouth of the Neuse River, making it an excellent inland port.
It’s named for Bern, Switzerland, so a lot of its old architecture reflects a Swiss influence. You’ll also see a lot of Southern charm with historic older home with tall windows and big porches.
These were taken during a recent visit to the city using my iPhone. It was a week before Hurricane Florence was poised to strike North Carolina. Hopefully, many of the things I photographed as still in tact.
The birthplace of Pepsi-Cola.
Baron Christopher de Graffenried was the founder of New Bern. His bust is on the property of Christ Episcopal Church in downtown New Bern.
Many wrought iron fences are like the one pictured here, which serves as an entry way to an outdoor chapel.
The Craven County government building is in downtown New Bern. The courthouses are housed in the building.
Several bear statues, like this one in front of an accounting office, are painted in various ways.
A nice house in the historical end of the town looks boarded up, with the front door and side windows boarded up.
Pepsi-Cola was invented in New Bern. You can visit the pharmacy were the soda was invited.
Several houses in New Bern have descriptions on how they were famous, like the Gull Harbor house. This house was the birthplace of the mother of Admiral Farrugut, a noted Navy sailor during the War of 1812 and the Civil War.
Augusta Block is popular among the bricks paving the sidewalks and streets.
This bridge carry several interstates over water in New Bern.
Flags throughout New Bern.
Several buildings have a Swiss motif, such as Christ Episcopal Church in downtown New Bern.
A vegetable plate from Baker’s Kitchen in downtown New Bern. Pictured clockwise, from bottom, are green beans, sweet potato cassarole, Dutch potatoes (like mac and cheese but made with potatoes) and cucumber and tomato salad.
Various bear statues, including this one in a open pedestrian area, stand throughout New Bern.