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.
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Roanoke Island

(ˈrəʊəˌnəʊk)
n
(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)
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Ro′anoke Is′land


n.
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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We landed, in fine, more dead than alive, after four days of intense distress, upon the beach opposite Roanoke Island. We remained here a week, were not ill-treated by the wreckers, and at length obtained a passage to New York.
| 1587: Virginia Dare became the first child born of English parents in the New World - on Roanoke Island, North Carolina - seven days after Sir Walter Raleigh's second expedition landed.
After 20 miles, a very long b id th C t S d bridge crosses the Croatan Sound to Roanoke Island then another bridge connects me with the Outer Banks.
The colonists of Roanoke Island disappeared and to this day their fate remains a mystery.
Miranda Blackwood is an outcast on Roanoke Island, rumored to be the victim of a family curse that prohibits her from ever leaving.
Fullam, a retired educator who researches and writes about the early European-Native contact period and the 1587 Roanoke Island colony, challenges traditional theories about the Lost Colony of Roanoke and presents new perspectives about its activities, decisions, challenges, problems, and disappearance.
The newest season of the FX series is based off Roanoke Island, the lost colony of North Carolina.
Synopsis: On July 23, 1587, England established its first permanent North American settlement on Roanoke Island in present day North Carolina.
24 revealed the new name of his winery in Geyserville, Calif.: Virginia Dare, after the historical character who was born on Roanoke Island in 1587 and later disappeared along with the rest of the colony who inhabited the Island.
In 1862, the Civil War Battle of Roanoke Island, North Carolina, ended in victory for Union forces led by Gen.

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