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Welcome to

Varnamtown is centrally located in Southern Brunswick County, just to the north of the beach communities of Oak Island & Holden Beach. The town is situated on the banks of the Lockwood Folly River and retains its identity as a fishing community.

Seafood Houses on Lockwood Folly River in Varnamtown NC


Current Residents


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Year Incorporated
Varnamtown ton hall sign

Mission / Vision

The Town of Varnamtown has historically enjoyed a single family, rural lifestyle.


To provide a safe, quiet environment for residents to raise their families and enjoy the natural beauty of our area.


To seek sustainable growth and protect the natural resources that make Varnamtown unique.

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Our History

Varnamtown was named after the Varnam family.  Members of the family first came to the North Carolina coast from New England and have lived in and around the Varnamtown area for 200 years.