The unincorporated community of Castle Hayne is located only nine miles to the north of the City of Wilmington, and is equally as rich in culture and history. Despite its proximity, the style and pace of the two communities are very different. Castle Hayne is known as the rural and agricultural hub of New Hanover County, and is home to horse pastures, farms, and neighborhoods alike. In recent years, people have really begun to recognize what a great place Castle Hayne is to live in, with new developments like River Bluffs.
History: In the early twentieth century, Castle Hayne was settled primarily by Dutch farmers, who continued their agricultural practices here. The Tinga Plant Nursery was started by one such family of Dutch immigrants in 1906, and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Fun Fact: Castle Hayne is named after a former plantation, owned by Captain Roger Haynes, which burned down in the 19th century.
Landmarks: Tinga Plant Nursery, Northeast Cape Fear Bridge, St. Stanislaus' Catholic Church, Paul's Place Hotdogs