The Roanoke Island Colony
By: Macie Adkins
The Start Of The Lost colony
In July 1587,117 English men , women , children came to Roanoke island with a law to establish a permanent English settlement in the new world . In 1590, English ships came an brought supplies to the settlement . The found a deserted island with no colonist and except a single word ''CROATOAN''. It was craved into a abandoned structure with '' CRO'', scratched into some tree bark.
Lost Colony Deserted
John White , the governor in Roanoke island colony in present-day in north Carolina , arrived from a trip to England to find the settlement deserted . John White and his men found trace of the 100 or so colonist they was no left behind and no sign of the violence . The among the were missing was Ellinor Dare , and John Whites daughter ;and virginia Dare and John White's granddaughter and the English child was born in america on the 18 th in august and it was Virginia's third birthday.
Roanoke Island Facts
- The lost Colony lies between the mainland and the barrier islands near Nags head aldemarle sound on it north , the lost colony sound is a in the eastern end the Croatan sound is at the west end and the Wachese CDR is at the southern end . the town of the Manteo is located in the north portion of the island and the country seat of Dare Town.
- Fort Raleigh National historic site is on the north end of the island and there is a land area of 17.95 square miles [46.5km]and a population of 6,724 as of the 2,000 census .
Roanoke Island Ages Ago
it was thousands of years the site of ancient settlements. Archaeologist dug holes in the early 1980 at the tillett site at wanchese have reveled evidence dating back to 8,000 BC .Wanchese was used as a fishing village for 1500 years before English colonial settlement. Ancestors of the Algonquian -speaking coalesced as a people in about 400.