Category Archives: Croatoan

History of Halifax Co., NC

Halifax county was formed in 1758 from Edgecombe County which in turn was formed in 1741 from Bertie County which in turn was formed as Bertie Precinct in 1722 from the part of Chowan Precinct of Albemarle County lying west … Continue reading

Posted in Chowan, Coree, Croatoan, Machapunga, Mattamuskeet, Meherrin, Pungos, Tuscarora, Yeopim | 3 Comments

The Lost Colony and Pelzer, SC

The Community of Pelzer Historical Society (CPHS) has graciously allowed us to reprint an article that appeared on their website in January of 2010.  Please take a few minutes to visit their website at http://www.historicpelzer.org and if you’d like more … Continue reading

Posted in Croatoan, Keyauwee, Lost Colony, Lumbee | 2 Comments

The Lost Rocks by David La Vere

“The Lost Rocks” is a book written by David La Vere about the Dare Stones.  David teaches American Indian History at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  His book is available at major online bookstores, as well as in … Continue reading

Posted in Cherokee, Croatoan, Georgia, Lost Colony, North Carolina, South Carolina | 1 Comment

The Dare Stones, 1 Through 48

The Dare Stones are a series of forty-eight rocks chiseled with messages purporting to be from Eleanor White Dare providing information about the survivors of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colony who disappeared from Roanoke Island between 1587 and 1590. The stones, discovered … Continue reading

Posted in Croatoan, Georgia, Lost Colony, North Carolina, South Carolina | 11 Comments

Hamilton McMillan Revisited

Hamilton  McMillan (1837-1916) Hamilton McMillan, a man with a vision, founded UNC Pembroke, originally a school for Indian children and is viewed as the institution’s founding father.  In 1885, Representative Hamilton McMillan of Robeson County, NC, introduced legislation in the North Carolina … Continue reading

Posted in Chowan, Croatan (Later Lumbee), Croatoan, Hatteras, Lumbee, Mattamuskeet, Nottoway, Tuscarora | 2 Comments

The Legend of Coharie

The Legend of Coharie was written by Ernest Minson Bullard who died in 1959.  It was published in a publication that I believe was called “Pitch ‘n Tar” but I can find no publication information, other than a mention at … Continue reading

Posted in Croatoan, North Carolina | 2 Comments

Fayetteville Observer 1885 Croatan Article

This article was written by Roberta Estes and originally published in the Lost Colony Research Group Newsletter. http://www.lostcolonyresearch.org Thanks to our member Chris for posting this article in our Yahoo group.  I’ve taken the liberty of transcribing it here.  Please note that … Continue reading

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