Roanoke River Lighthouse

Roanoke River Lighthouse (HMNAT)

Location: Edenton, NC 27932 Chowan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 3.385', W 76° 36.664'

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Originally constructed in 1886 by the US Lighthouse Service, the Lighthouse served as a navigational beacon to Mariners on the Albemarle Sound. The Light marked the entrance to the Roanoke River which was the main commercial passageway to the town of Plymouth and Williamston upstream. The lighthouse remained in service until 1941, when it was decommissioned by the US Coast Guard. In 1955 it was moved to Edenton by Mr. Emmett Wiggins. Of the more than twenty Lighthouses that served to mark the rivers and sounds of the Albemarle and Pamlico, this is the last known surviving example of a square sided, screw-pile Lighthouse.
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 354895 N 3991406
Decimal Degrees36.05641667, -76.61106667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 3.385', W 76° 36.664'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 3' 23.10" N, 76° 36' 39.84" W
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Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 W Water St, Edenton NC 27932, US
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