1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse, Edenton

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The Roanoke River Lighthouse is a historic, decommissioned lighthouse, located on the waterfront of Edenton, North Carolina. The lighthouse once stood in Albemarle Sound at the mouth of the Roanoke River, across the Sound from its current location. The only surviving screw-pile lighthouse in the state, it has since been moved twice, and a replica of a predecessor light has been erected at a fourth location.
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  • Interesting visit to this lighthouse. It was very interesting about the building and moving of this structure several times to this final destination.  more »
  • As the only original river lighthouse left, this building has had some history, which culminated in its being set in the current location. It is possible to go inside and to get a feel for what life....  more »
  • The waterfront park and lighthouse are really fun to visit, especially for kids. There is some great play equipment in the park that looks like it may have been renovated recently. They even have a zipline! The lighthouse is very cool too and it is pretty neat to see the history with it. Looks really cool elevated.
  • Absolutely breathtaking! I rode my motorcycle to North Carolina with no particular destination, I'm gladI find this place! Anyone who can make it here should. Please notice the trees in the water!

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