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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.
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.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The New Fort in Virginia / Virginia Dare (approx. one mile away); First Light of Freedom (approx. one mile away); Civil Air Patrol (approx. 1.2 miles away); R. A. Fessenden (approx. 1 miles away); First English Colonies (approx. 1 miles away); Fort Blanchard (approx. 1.6 miles away); Naval Battle of Roanoke Island (approx. 1.8 miles away); Deliverance (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manteo.
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
Freedmen's Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 12, 2014
2. Freedmen's Colony Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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