New Hanover County North Carolina (Historic Districts) has 14 places on the National Register of Historic Places including 4 places of National significance and 2 places of Statewide significance. Significant places include Cape Fear Civil War Shipwreck Discontiguous District, Cape Fear Civil War Shipwreck Discontiguous District, Cape Fear Civil War Shipwreck Discontiguous District, Wilmington Historic and Archeological District and Market Street Mansion District.
Some of the country's most noteable architects helped create the New Hanover County places including Capt. Nathaniel Lord Thompson, Henry Bacon, Burett H. Stephens, Lynch and Foard, Burett Stephens, James F. Gouse, Fore and Foster, Boney, Leslie N., Sr., Gause, James F. and et al.. Prominent architectural styles found in New Hanover Country are Colonial Revival, Bungalow/Craftsman and Queen Anne.