The Roanoke Colonies --- Manteo NC
N 35° 54.593 W 075° 40.150
18S E 439620 N 3974160
Quick Description: Located on Queen Elizabeth St. in Manteo NC
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2010 10:02:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM83EW
The Roanoke Colonies
From Plymouth, England, on 27 April 1584 Walter Raleigh sent Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe to North America to explore and prepare for English colonization, on 13 July they claimed land in the name of Queen Elizabeth. Called Virginia in her honor, this area is now known as North Carolina. In 1587 a colony under Governor Ralph Lane settled here on Roanoke Island, remaining a year. In 1587 a second colony under Governor John White established the "Cittie of Raleigh" at the same site. This settlement, known as Raleigh's "Lost Colony," disappeared between 1587 and 1590.
This plaque unveiled by H.R.H The Princess Anne and by Governor James B. Hunt, jr., on 13 July 1984 commemorates the 400th anniversary of Sir Walter Raleigh's colonies.
Marker Name: The Roanoke Colonies
Marker Type: City
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