Near Manteo in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The New Fort in Virginia / Virginia Dare
These colonists were the first settlers of the English race in America. They returned to England in July, 1586, with Sir Francis Drake.
Near this place was born, on the 18th of August, 1587,
On Sunday, August 20, 1587, Virginia Dare was baptized. Manteo, the friendly Chief of the Hatteras Indians had been baptized on the Sunday preceding. These baptisms are the first known celebrations of a Christian Sacrament in the territory of the thirteen original United States.
In memory, too, of our founder and first president, Edward Graham Daves.
Erected by the Roanoke Colony Memorial Assocín, Nov. 24, 1896.
Graham Daves, President
John S. Bassett, Secíty & Treas.
Erected 1896 by Roanoke Colony Memorial Association.
Location. 35° 56.244′ Touch for map. The marker is near the main entrance to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island, three miles north of Manteo, NC. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo NC 27954, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Light of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); R. A. Fessenden (approx. 0.8 miles away); First English Colonies (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Blanchard (approx. 0.9 miles away); Freedmen's Colony (approx. one mile away); Deliverance (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bondage (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Promised Land (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manteo.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,392 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 22, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.