The first landing on Roanoke Island in July 1584
North Carolina Office of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC.
In 1584, Walter Raleigh funded his first voyage to the New World after being granted the patent from Queen Elizabeth I and quickly set about seeking a location for his future colony. His explorers not only located Roanoke Island quickly, but had their first important interaction with the Native Algonquians in the area.
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Fort Raleigh National Historic site is the location of the first English colony in America.