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Roanoke River

The Roanoke River represents both fishing and tobacco industries on the river, freedom seekers attempting several escapes, stealing and manning their owner's vessels, running to childhood plantations, and visiting relatives.  The common denominators in the majority of the escapes on the Roanoke, Neuse, and Pasquotank rivers is that enslaved people needed and wanted to be with their families, wanted freedom, and attempted repeated escapes regardless of the consequences.

Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.

Location: Northeast North Carolina, Roanoke, Roanoke Rapids,

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Marc Bernstein

Location Type: Site