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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansColonial EraIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1788.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ocracoke NC 27960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ocracoke Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); A Light for Ocracoke Inlet (approx. 0.3 miles away); British Cemetery - HMT Bedfordshire (approx. 0.4 miles away); Teach's Hole (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Lake Company Marker image. Click for full size.
circa June 1999
2. Lake Company Marker
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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); Methodist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocracoke.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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