Swansboro(est.1783) is nestled along the White Oak River and intracoastal waterway just minutes from Jacksonville and Morehead City. The
Downtown Chapel is located in the historic district within steps from waterfront dining and shopping.

SONY DSCBuilt in 1897, The Downtown Chapel was originally purchased and shared jointly by the Masonic Lodge and the Swansboro Baptist Church. The property remained a church until the 1950’s when it was sold to the Parker Family and then to our family in 1991.

Maxine Russell and my late father in law, William E Russell a retired Marine and Navy Cross recipient was assigned to Camp Lejeune, NC and brought their family to this area. After their second assigned tour of duty at Camp Lejeune they decided to call Swansboro home.

In 1995, David and Shannon Russell married and settled here also. Our family has restored several historic buildings which includes The Downtown Chapel.