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wanchese village | a step back in time

Tradition, Fishing, and Village Life Blend in Wanchese.

Largely unchanged for the past 50 or 60 years, the village of Wanchese was a hub of fishing activity even before the first Europeans came ashore on the Outer Banks. Images of Wanchese and Emory Rakestraw’s writing tell the story for Only in Your State.

Ships of the fishing fishing fleet at rest at Wanchese harbor. Picture Kip Tabb

Ships of the fishing fishing fleet at rest at Wanchese harbor. Picture Kip Tabb

“Located on the southern tip of Roanoke Island, archaeological evidence shows that Wanchese was the site of the first fishing village on the island, and has been inhabited for thousands of years. Named after the last known ruler of the Roanoke Native American Tribe, this small, sleepy fishing village has tons of history and a population just around 2,000.”

Check out the Wanchese photo gallery atOnly in Your State.

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