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Ocracoke in Hyde County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lake Company

 
 
Lake Company Marker image. Click for full size.
circa June 1999
1. Lake Company Marker
Inscription. Josiah Collins, Sr., and partners drained part of 100,000~acre tract near Lake Phelps with 6~mile canal, completed 1788; mouth 2 mi. southeast.
 
Erected 1955 by Archives Conservation and Highway Department. (Marker Number B-35.)
 
Location. 35° 6.685′ N, 75° 58.858′ W. Marker is in Ocracoke, North Carolina, in Hyde County. Marker is on State Highway 12, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ocracoke NC 27960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ocracoke Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); British Cemetery - HMT Bedfordshire (approx. 0.4 miles away); USRC Mercury (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lt. Robert Maynard (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Navy Beach Jumpers - Amphibious Forces, U.S. Navy Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Lake Company and the Origins of Somerset. "...slaves were immediately put to work on the canal, and they finished its six-mile straight course—with a width of 20 feet and a depth of four to six feet—in 1788." (Submitted on September 16, 2008.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansColonial EraIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Lake Company Marker image. Click for full size.
circa June 1999
2. Lake Company Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 722 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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