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

Bowser Family Cemetery

 
 
Bowser Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 28, 2012
1. Bowser Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This marker recognizes the final resting place of Spencer Bowser, the patriarch of a prominent African American family in North Carolina. Also buried here are several other members of the Bowser family, including J.P. Bowser, Lloyd B. Bowser, Q.B. Bowser, L.C. Bowser, Naomi Augusta Collins, Reginald Mahew Collins, and William C. Bowser, who was a "surfman" at the Pea Island Station of the United States Life Saving Service, the only station manned entirely by African Americans in this division of the United States Coast Guard.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 35° 53.14′ N, 75° 40.105′ W. Marker is in Manteo, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker can be reached from Visitors Center Circle near Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge (Bypass U.S. 64), on the left when traveling west. Located at the Outer Banks Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Visitors Center Circle, Manteo NC 27954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burnside Expedition of 1862 (here, next
Bowser Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 28, 2012
2. Bowser Family Cemetery
to this marker); Red Wolf Country (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Cartwright (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Roanoke Island (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Channel Obstructions (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Bartow (approx. 1.4 miles away); Spirit of Roanoke Island (approx. 1.6 miles away); USLSS/USCG Station Pea Island Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manteo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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