Banx Bound is a series I write about places and events happening on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, affectionately known at OBX by the six million annual visitors.
For those who may not know, the Outer Banks played an intricate part in U.S. history when the English established a temporary settlement…
The First Settlement
Roanoke Colony was the first English settlement on North America located on what is now known as Roanoke Island in Dare County, North Carolina.
Virginia Dare was the first born English colonist and for which Dare County is named. The colony was left to fend for itself after war broke out between England and Spain. When Governor, John White was allowed return with supplies, three years later, the settlers including his grandchild, Virginia Dare, had vanished.
The word Croatoan had been carved in one the fort posts and the buildings had been dismantled. It is speculated that the colonists moved to what is now Hatteras Island and integrated with friendly Native Americans. The The Lost Colony is reenacted as an outdoor drama at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Park in Manteo during May through August and will start its 77th season this year.
Like my second home, OBX is where my many of my books are set. The premise of my paranormal novella, White Doe, plays off a mysterious Native American legend about a white deer. For a sexy fall read check out White Doe on the e-book links at the top of this page. It’s currently free on All Romance.
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2 thoughts on “Banx Bound – First Colony #OBX”
Oh wow, nice bits of history, Dani. Thanks for sharing. I’ve visited, twice. The first time in 2008 when my daughter married the love of her life on the beach at Rodanthe. We went back, last year to the exact same house and spent a whole week. SO hooked! Even my husband is in love with the OBX. We visited the aquarium, and we visited the Elizabethan Gardens. We visited the Museum down next to the ferry. But our favorite of everything we did away from the beach in front of our house (we spent hours there walking, picking up shells) was the sunset kayak tour on the sound side. The sunset was stunning. The cool breeze, perfect after the hot day. SO, so, so beautiful, relaxing… We’re already talking about when we can save enough money to take a family vacation there again. Probably another three years. I know…such a long time to wait… 🙂
Glad you enjoy visiting OBX. We are fortunate to be only an hour and 15 away. It’s so different from Va Beach. There’s a small beach south of the big resort called Sandbridge at Little Island. We claim it as our local beach. The beach is more like on OBX. In fact it’s the northern part of the Outer Banks which connects to Corolla. The two areas are split by the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.