North Carolina, Roanoke Colony

The Roanoke Colony – Britain’s First Attempt To Colonize Part Of The Present Day United States of America

In 1585, British settlers established the Roanoke Colony, also known as the Lost Colony, in Roanoke Island within Dare County, North Carolina. The Roanoke Colony was the first attempt at founding a permanent English settlement in the present boundaries of the United States.

Author’s Note:

Britain’s first attempt at establishing a North American settlement was actually at the Baffin Island off of the Canadian coast, before the Roanoke Colony was established.