Near Manteo in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
R. A. Fessenden
Erected 1975 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number B-26.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list.
Location. 35° 55.736′ N, 75° 43.098′ W. Marker is near Manteo, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 64/264. 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. First English Colonies (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Blanchard (about 800 feet away); Naval Battle of Roanoke Island (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Huger (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joachim Gans (approx. 0.7 miles away); A Civil War Refuge (approx. ¾ mile away); A Legacy of Freedom (approx. ¾ mile away); First Light of Freedom (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manteo.
More about this marker. This marker was originally placed in the small picnic area and rest stop off of U.S. 64/264 about .25 miles east of the William B. Umstead Memorial Bridge. The rest stop is now closed and the marker moved alongside U.S. 64/264.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Radio Milestone Marker in nearby Buxton, NC.
Also see . . . Reginald Aubrey Fessenden. An overview of the life and work of RA Fessenden, the Canadian inventor and radio pioneer. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,936 times since then and 162 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.