Roanoke River Lighthouse, Edenton/Plymouth – North Carolina Thursdays January 2, 2020

I started looking for North Carolina possibilities last night. I noticed Edenton, North Carolina. For some reason, Edenton stuck in my mind. I saw something about a town named Edenton in the past week – don’t remember why it was mentioned. I went to https://www.visitedenton.com/sites.php and settled on Roanoke River Lighthouse as this week’s North Carolina Thursdays post. Should be fun to see what I can learn about this unusual lighthouse as I start my search. There is a replica of the lighthouse in Plymouth, North Carolina. If you see photos with the lighthouse being on land, it’s the Plymouth replica; if the photos show it in the water, it’s the Edenton location. It took a while as I was searching for both locations.

From the link above:

The lighthouse is believed to be the last surviving example in the United States of a squarer frame building built for a screw-pile base. The lighthouse was in commission from 1887 until 1941.

Official website: http://www.roanokeriverlighthouse.com/ (replica of the lighthouse in Plymouth, North Carolina); don’t see a website for the Edenton Lighthouse.

https://historicsites.nc.gov/ (according to the Wikipedia link below – not seeing the lighthouse although it does include Historic Edenton – https://historicsites.nc.gov/node/57

Atlas Obscura: No listing located https://www.atlasobscura.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roanoke-River-Lighthouse/262045584510627 (Edenton location)

https://www.facebook.com/Roanoke-River-Maritime-Museum-and-Lighthouse-364370766958731/ (Plymouth replica)

Flickr: No listing located for either location https://www.flickr.com/

Foursquare: No listing located for either location https://foursquare.com/

Gluseum: https://www.gluseum.com/US/Edenton/138973249461188/Roanoke-River-Light (Edenton)

https://www.gluseum.com/US/Plymouth/364370766958731/Roanoke-River-Maritime-Museum-and-Lighthouse (Plymouth)

Google Maps: Google Maps Edenton, North Carolina (Street View available, click near the Lighthouse)

Google Maps, Plymouth (Street View available; it’s close to the water, but on land)

Historical Marker DataBase (HMDB): https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=34837 (Edenton location)

https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=62224 (Plymouth location)

Inspirock: https://www.inspirock.com/united-states/edenton/1886-roanoke-river-lighthouse-a5320162921 (Edenton)

https://www.inspirock.com/united-states/plymouth-north-carolina/roanoke-river-lighthouse-a7251991605 (Plymouth)

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/roanokeriverlighthouse/ (Edenton)

https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1018143078/roanoke-river-maritime-museum-and-lighthouse/ (Plymouth, but contains numerous Edenton photos)

Landmarkhunter: No listing located http://landmarkhunter.com/

Linkedin: No listing located http://www.linkedin.com/

Museums.us: No listing located https://www.museums.us/

National Register of Historic Places: No listing located

Only In Your State: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/nc-lighthouse-road-trip/, (#1 Edenton); did not find anything for Plymouth

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=Roanoke%20River%20Lighthouse&rs=typed (some are Edenton and others are Plymouth)

Roads and Kingdoms: No listing located https://roadsandkingdoms.com/

Roadside America: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/ No listing for either location

RoadTrippers: https://maps.roadtrippers.com/us/edenton-nc/sports/edenton-bay-cruises (Edenton)

Silly America: No listing located https://sillyamerica.com/

Smoky Mountain News: No listing located https://www.smokymountainnews.com/

Snapchat: No listing located https://www.snapchat.com/

Strange Carolinas: No listing located https://www.strangecarolinas.com/

This is my South: No listing located https://www.thisismysouth.com/

Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g49101-d8425304-Reviews-1886_Roanoke_River_Lighthouse-Edenton_North_Carolina.html (Edenton)

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g49447-d6631322-Reviews-Roanoke_River_Lighthouse-Plymouth_North_Carolina.html (Plymouth)

Tumblr: No listing located for either location https://www.tumblr.com/

Twitch channel or search: No listing located  – https://www.twitch.tv/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=Roanoke%20River%20Lighthouse&src=typed_query some from both locations

Vimeo channel or search: https://vimeo.com/122246637 (Edenton)

VisitNC: https://www.visitnc.com/listing/yfYr/1886-roanoke-river-lighthouse (Edenton);

https://www.visitnc.com/listing/gEqB/roanoke-river-lighthouse-and-maritime-museum (Plymouth)

Waymarking: No listing located https://www.waymarking.com/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke_River_Light (Edenton) – both locations not mentioned in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_North_Carolina

Yelp: No listing located for Plymouth; https://www.yelp.com/biz/1886-roanoke-river-lighthouse-edenton (Edenton)

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Roanoke+River+Lighthouse (some videos for Edenton and Plymouth)

Past North Carolina Thursdays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/north-carolina-thursdays/

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1 Response to Roanoke River Lighthouse, Edenton/Plymouth – North Carolina Thursdays January 2, 2020

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