Roanoke Colony Timeline

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