Varnamtown was founded with the vision of preservation, named years before official establishment, Varnamtown officially incorporated in 1988. The heritage of the town is surrounded by commercial fisherman and craftsman. Well known for shrimping, resident craftsman build shrimp boats from scratch and without any blueprints. The result is a perfectly rounded work of art.
Located on the eastern bend of the Lockwood Folly river, Varnamtown offers some of the area’s prime water frontage. Facing East and overlooking the Lockwood Folly Harbor, unthinkable sunrises are produced each morning. An Oyster haven, the Lockwood Folly river is famous for producing flavorful oysters desired by people across the country. Varnamtown offers fresh oysters for sale, produced by families that have been in the business for generations.
The community consist of a town park, town hall, and four churches. At the point, there are three fish houses, a public boat ramp and the famous railway. The railway brings the shrimp boats out of the water so repairs can be performed. It is a great experience for anyone to witness these large vessels exit the water. The V-Town railway is the only one around, boats come from as far as the Pamlico Sound and Georgetown to use the railway.
Real estate in Varnamtown is always scarce. Most who vist the area find a love for it. Located close to Holden Beach, Shallotte and Hwy 17, Varnamtown brings the ultimate peaceful setting in the form of convenience.
Varnamtown has recieved recognition over the years for its sleepy village fishing culture. The community’s environment is intriguing to many, magizines have grown fond of articles about the area. (click here to read one)