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

Freedmen's Colony

 
 
Freedmen's Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 12, 2014
1. Freedmen's Colony Marker
Inscription.  The first refugee slave community in N.C. Est. in 1863 by Union troops. It operated until 1867 on land nearby, extending S.
 
Erected 2012 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number B-71.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 35° 55.947′ N, 75° 41.515′ W. Marker is in Manteo, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 64 and Airport Road (County Route 1116), on the right when traveling west on U.S. 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Windmills on Roanoke Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joachim Gans (approx. 0.9 miles away); The New Fort in Virginia / Virginia Dare (approx. one mile away); First Light of Freedom (approx. one mile away); A Civil War Refuge
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(approx. one mile away); A Legacy of Freedom (approx. one mile away); Exploring the Unknown (approx. one mile away); Reconstructed Past (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manteo.
 
Freedmen's Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 12, 2014
2. Freedmen's Colony Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 648 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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