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The Quiet Fishing Town In North Carolina That Seems Frozen In Time

Located on the southern tip of Roanoke Island, archaeological evidence shows that Wanchese was the site of the first fishing village on the island, and has been inhabited for thousands of years. Named after the last known ruler of the Roanoke Native American Tribe, this small, sleepy fishing village has tons of history and a population just around 2,000.

Wow, seems like such a quaint, idyllic place…and there’s probably some really amazing seafood too! Have you visited Wanchese before?

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Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on