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Edenton in Chowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Roanoke River Lighthouse

 
 
Roanoke River Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2010
1. Roanoke River Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  Originally constructed in 1886 by the US Lighthouse Service, the Lighthouse served as a navigational beacon to Mariners on the Albemarle Sound. The Light marked the entrance to the Roanoke River which was the main commercial passageway to the town of Plymouth and Williamston upstream. The lighthouse remained in service until 1941, when it was decommissioned by the US Coast Guard. In 1955 it was moved to Edenton by Mr. Emmett Wiggins. Of the more than twenty Lighthouses that served to mark the rivers and sounds of the Albemarle and Pamlico, this is the last known surviving example of a square sided, screw-pile Lighthouse.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 3.385′ N, 76° 36.664′ W. Marker is in Edenton, North Carolina, in Chowan County. Marker is on S Broad St just from W. Water Street. Along the bay next to the Barker House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edenton NC 27932, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Escape Via Maritime Underground Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Roanoke River Lighthouse (being restored) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2010
2. Roanoke River Lighthouse (being restored)
Edenton (about 400 feet away); Our Confederate Dead (about 500 feet away); Edenton Bell Battery C.S.A. (about 500 feet away); Bought in France for N.C. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mackeys Ferry (approx. mile away); James Iredell, Jr (approx. mile away); Edenton Tea Party (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edenton.
 
Roanoke River Lighthouse Marker, Lighthouse, Bay and Park image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2010
3. Roanoke River Lighthouse Marker, Lighthouse, Bay and Park
Roanoke River Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2010
4. Roanoke River Lighthouse Marker
Roanoke River Lighthouse Restoration image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2010
5. Roanoke River Lighthouse Restoration
Roanoke River Lighthouse on display inside Vistor Center in Edenton NC image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2010
6. Roanoke River Lighthouse on display inside Vistor Center in Edenton NC
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 926 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 24, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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