Philadelphus, North Carolina: Grave of Virginia Dare

Virginia Dare was the first English child born in America. She vanished along with the rest of the "Lost Colony" in the 1580s. A small roadside sign claims that this is her burial site.

Buie-Philadelphus Rd, Philadelphus, NC
From NC-710, either three miles south of Red Springs or six miles north of Pembroke, turn east onto unmarked Buie-Philadelphus Rd/NC-1318. Drive 1.5 miles. You should see the small brown Burial Site sign on the left.
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Virginia Dare Burial Site.

Virginia Dare Burial Site

Somewhere in Robeson County, in the midst of a tree line, Native American legend holds that Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the New World, was laid to rest. Virginia Dare and over a hundred other English colonists disappeared from history in the 1580s from "the Lost Colony" on Roanoke Island. The land is posted "No Trespassing," but there's a small sign/marker next to the road.

[Jody High, 08/10/2020]

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