Roanoke Island

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Roanoke Island

An island of North Carolina's Outer Banks between Albemarle and Pamlico sounds. Colonists dispatched by Sir Walter Raleigh founded the first English settlement in North America in August 1585 but returned to England the following year. A second group of colonists organized by Raleigh landed on the island in July 1587 but vanished sometime before 1591.

Roanoke Island

(ˈrəʊəˌnəʊk)
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(Placename) an island off the coast of North Carolina: site of the first attempted English settlement in America. Length: 19 km (12 miles). Average width: 5 km (3 miles)

Ro′anoke Is′land


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an island off the NE coast of North Carolina, S of Albemarle Sound: site of Raleigh's unsuccessful colonizing attempts 1585, 1587.
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History buffs should explore Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island, the site of the first English settlement in the New World.
Visitors can explore the story at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, experience a preserved wetland habitat at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, or tour the North Carolina Aquarium and its coastal environment exhibits.
These early American parks which include Ocmulgee National Monument in Georgia, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in North Carolina, De Soto National Memorial in Florida, El Morro National Monument in New Mexico, San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico, Roger Williams National Memorial in Rhode Island, and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site in Massachusetts, as well as several state and private historical parks--represent the complex interplay of European, African, and American Indian cultures involved in the struggle for North America.

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