One People, All Colors
Questions about the Lost Colony continue to intrigue historians and archaeologists. A conference this week in Chapel Hill explored newly discovered clues in a 16th century map. Beginning in 2009, Arwin Smallwood has shared his research at MHA Unions, and suggested his native Bertie County as the likeliest place for the Lost Colonists to have resettled. My own family research in Bertie County had involved encountering local folklore about the Lost Colonists having moved inland to that area. This conference is to my knowledge the fist confirmation by scholars of this possibility.