Visual Timeline: Roanoke Colony
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1584 CE: The Amadas-Barlowe expedition explores North America and trades with Native Americans on Roanoke Island.
1585 CE: Settlers sail to Virginia in North America to create England's first colony on Roanoke Island.
1586 CE: The settlers in England's first colony on Roanoke Island return home for lack of provisions.
1587 CE: A second wave of settlers arrives to form the Roanoke Colony in Virginia, North America.
1590 CE: A relief expedition to Roanoke Colony finds no trace of the colonists.