Profile for Roanoke Island, North Carolina, NC
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Roanoke Island is in Dare County, in the Kill Devil Hills metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "northern people"
The latitude of Roanoke Island is 35.882N. The longitude is -75.655W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
Roanoke Island is between Pamlico and Albemarle sounds
Site of the first English settlement in what is now the United States. An expedition of seven ships and 108 men landed in August 1585, but returned to England
A second expedition landed in 1587. When supply ships finally returned to the island three years later, the colony had vanished
Roanoke Island attractions: North Carolina Aquarium, Elizabethan Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Elizabeth II State Historic Site, Fort Raleigh National Monument
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Dare County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Roanoke Island political report.
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