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Fort RaleighNE shore of Roanoke Island, E Dare County. The remains of the earthen fort, constructed in 1585 by Ralph Lane's colony, were reconstructed in 1950 by the National Park Service after extensive archaeological study. Appears on the Collet map, 1770. The Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and the Waterside Theatre—at which Paul Green's symphonic drama, The Lost Colony, has been presented in the summer since 1937—are there. An Elizabethan Garden maintained by the Garden Club of North Carolina and a museum are also nearby.
Lake Raleighin central Wake County on Walnut Creek. Formed in 1900. Covers 72 acres and has max. depth of 25 ft. Used for municipal water supply.
Raleighcity, county seat, and state capital, central Wake County on Neuse River. Made county seat in 1771 and known as Wake Court House until the site was selected as the state capital in 1792 and named for Sir Walter Raleigh (1552?-1618), English statesman who sent the first English colonists to Roanoke Island. Inc. 1794. The legislature met at Wake Court House in 1781 and has met in Raleigh since 1794. Alt. 363. Now includes former communities of Oberlin and Caraleigh, which see, and West Raleigh. Home of North Carolina State University, Meredith College, Peace College, St. Mary's School, Shaw University, and St. Augustine's College. Produces farm machinery, bakery products, processed meat, paper products, fabricated metals, heavy equipment, textiles, dairy products, cottonseed oil, and printed products.
Raleigh Bayin the Atlantic Ocean off the central coast of North Carolina from Cape Lookout on the S to Cape Hatteras on the N.
Raleigh Townshipcentral Wake County.
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