The Roanoke Island Freedmen's Colony - Documents



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ROANOKE ISLAND, SHOWING THE PROBABLE LOCATION OF THE FREEDMEN'S COLONY

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The exact location of the freedmenís colony remains a mystery. All physical evidence has disappeared, and military and missionary association records are incomplete. Contemporary descriptions indicated that the colony stretched from the area east of Weirís Point to the area east of Pork Point. The westernmost avenue, Lincoln, terminated at 20th Street in marshland, while the other avenues, Roanoke and Burnside, stretched at least to 21st Street. For further discussion of the layout and location of the colony, please consult Time Full of Trial: The Roanoke Island Freedmenís Colony, 1862-1867. [Map drawn by Tim Radcliffe, from information supplied by Patricia C. Click]


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