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Near Manteo in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

R. A. Fessenden

 
 
R. A. Fessenden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 22, 2008
1. R. A. Fessenden Marker
Inscription. Inventor. Pioneer in radio communication, conducted wireless experiments, 1901-02, from a station, 600 yds. S. W.
 
Erected 1975 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number B-26.)
 
Location. 35° 55.736′ N, 75° 43.098′ W. Marker is near Manteo, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 64/264. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manteo NC 27954, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First English Colonies (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Blanchard (about 800 feet away); Deliverance (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bondage (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Promised Land (approx. 0.3 miles away); Naval Battle of Roanoke Island (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Huger (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Light of Freedom (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manteo.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally placed in the small picnic area and rest stop off of U.S. 64/264 about .25 miles east of the William B. Umstead Memorial Bridge. The rest stop is now closed and the marker moved alongside U.S. 64/264.
 
Related marker.
R. A. Fessenden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 22, 2008
2. R. A. Fessenden Marker
At its new location. View is looking west, toward the William B. Umstead Memorial Bridge. The closed rest area is on the left.
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Radio Milestone Marker in nearby Buxton, NC.
 
Also see . . .  Reginald Aubrey Fessenden. An overview of the life and work of RA Fessenden, the Canadian inventor and radio pioneer. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,442 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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