Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fact of the Day: Raleigh

The captial of North Carolina, Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh. Sir Walter Raleigh established the Roanoke Colony which is now part of present-day North Carolina. 

22 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

And he introduced smoking tobacco to Europe. Isn't there still a cigarette brand called "Raleigh's"?

RaeAbigael said...

i love the name Raleigh. :)) haha

Bob Bushell said...

Good old Raleigh.

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I think I learn more about history on your blog than anywhere else!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I want to go to Raleigh someday

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Raleigh was just named the #1 city in America. Not sure I agree as I live just 2 hours from there. I wonder if the writers of the article have actually ever been there. Not a real pretty capital city fo' sho!!

Margaret D said...

I didn't know the Capital of North Carolina was called Raleigh! Then that would be normal seeing as where I live.

DEZMOND said...

Queen Elizabeth's pet, wasn't he?

Pat Hatt said...

Didn't even know the capital of NC lol

Christine said...

never knew that.

Pilar Domínguez said...

This is completely new for me. I haven´t heard about him.Kisses:)

Marie a la Mode said...

Interesting fact!

Sammie said...

why can't i name a city? :D

Theresa Mahoney said...

I like the name, but he wasn't very good looking, was he?

PARTOFSTREET said...

:D:D

Al Penwasser said...

But, then he left and those dopes got themselves lost. Which means, I guess, that Williamsburg got all the credit while nobody knows what happened to Roanoke.
On the bright side, though, 'The Lost Colony' is a cool show.
Let's see those showoffs in Virginia top that.

Al Penwasser said...

When I retired from the Navy, Mrs. Penwasser and I seriously thought about moving to North Carolina. But, we returned to Pennsylvania so the kids could finish school with their friends. Now that our youngest will graduate from college in a few years, we may still move there-probably Currituck County. Why not Virginia, which has a substantial military footprint? North Carolina does not tax retirement pay. Yet.

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Caro * said...

Great fact ! :)

Teddi said...

dude there's a town in texas called ronoake close to where i live.