The New Fort in Virginia / Virginia Dare

The New Fort in Virginia / Virginia Dare (HM61Q)

Location: Manteo, NC 27954 Dare County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 56.244', W 75° 42.54'

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On this site, in July - August, 1585 (O.S.), colonists, sent out from England by Sir Walter Raleigh, built a fort, called by them
"The New Fort in Virginia"

These colonists were the first settlers of the English race in America. They returned to England in July, 1586, with Sir Francis Drake.

Near this place was born, on the 18th of August, 1587,
Virginia Dare,
the first child of English Parents born in America - daughter of Ananias Dare and Eleanor White, his wife, members of another band of colonists sent out by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1587.

On Sunday, August 20, 1587, Virginia Dare was baptized. Manteo, the friendly Chief of the Hatteras Indians had been baptized on the Sunday preceding. These baptisms are the first known celebrations of a Christian Sacrament in the territory of the thirteen original United States.

[Monument reverse]:
In memory, too, of our founder and first president, Edward Graham Daves.

Erected by the Roanoke Colony Memorial Assoc'n,Nov. 24, 1896.
Graham Daves, President
John S. Bassett,Sec'ty & Treas.
HM NumberHM61Q
Year Placed1896
Placed ByRoanoke Colony Memorial Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 4:26am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 436048 N 3977237
Decimal Degrees35.93740000, -75.70900000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 56.244', W 75° 42.54'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 56' 14.64" N, 75° 42' 32.40" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1500 Fort Raleigh Rd, Manteo NC 27954, US
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