Roanoke Island Freedmen’s Colony

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    Manteo,   NC   27954


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The Roanoke Island Freedmen’s Colony is recognized as a historic National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site. A marker was erected in 2001 to designate the site of a permanent colony on Roanoke Island between 1862 and 1867. Most of its 3,000 residents had been slaves three years earlier in northeastern North Carolina. Today, there is a path through the woods north of Fort Raleigh that leads visitors to a commemorative park along Croatan Sound.

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Manteo NC 27954


Latitude: 35° 53' 22.9194" / Longitude: -75° 39' 41.4"

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