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Early Attempt to Farm Colington Island Failed.

Colington Island, residential and away from the faster paced life of the Outer Banks beach communities, has played a surprising role in the story of North Carolina. Check out this story from Kip Tabb, writing for the Coastal Review Online, and discover a piece of forgotten history.

1737 Moseley Map showing Colington Island. Small section of map represented. ECU Digital Collections.

1737 Moseley Map showing Colington Island. Small section of map represented. ECU Digital Collections.

“The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island has gotten all the press, but it was not the only failed attempt to tame the Outer Banks by the English.

Colington Island is perhaps one quarter the size of Roanoke Island. Bordered to the south by Kitty Hawk Bay and to the north by Albemarle and Roanoke sounds, it lies due west of the Wright Brothers National Memorial.”

 

Colington Island is now a out of the mainstream of events, but it was one of the first attempts to tame the Outer Banks. The Coastal Review Online has the story.

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