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Is Fort Raleigh in Raleigh North Carolina?
June 06, 2008 6:29AM
== == No; Fort Raleigh is on an east-coast barrier island. The city of Raleigh, North Carolina is inland, due west 164 miles away. (Travel by road between the two is 188 miles, about 4 hours in driving time.) It is in Manteo, North Carolina, on the north end of Roanoke Island. It was established in 1941.
Fort Raleigh is the location on Roanoke Island where 112-116 British (men, women, and children) attempted to establish the New World's first permanent English colony, in 1585. The community was supposed to become "The cittie of Raleigh," but it disappeared after only two years. The city of Raleigh, North Carolina, was planned from the start to become the capital of the state. The present Wake County location was selected in 1788, and the city was founded in 1792, over 200 years after the demise of the Roanoke Island colony.