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

First English Colonies

 
 
First English Colonies Marker image. Click for full size.
circa June 1999
1. First English Colonies Marker
Inscription.  Explored in 1584. Site of first English settlements in new world, 1585-1587. Birthplace of Virginia Dare, first child born of English parents in America.
 
Erected 1935 by Department of Archives and History. (Marker Number B-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1584.
 
Location. 35° 55.677′ N, 75° 43.139′ W. Marker is near Manteo, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 64, 0.2 miles east of the William B. Umstead Memorial Bridge, on the right when traveling east. Located in a circle turnoff on the south side of U.S. Hwy 64. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manteo NC 27954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. R. A. Fessenden (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Blanchard (about 500 feet away); Naval Battle of Roanoke Island (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Huger
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Joachim Gans (approx. ¾ mile away); A Civil War Refuge (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Legacy of Freedom (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Light of Freedom (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manteo.
 
First English Colonies Marker image. Click for full size.
circa June 1999
2. First English Colonies Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,980 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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