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Ocracoke Island Travel Guide: 71 reviews and 109 photos


Ocracoke's first residents were members of the pre-Columbian Wocon tribe. Eventually the "W" was dropped, changed to "Okok", then "Ocrcok" and eventually "Ocracoke".
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The European history of the Island started in 1719. During the 18th c, it was a place where the cattle and sheep was raising, but soon it became the settlement for pilots who transported goods to the ports on the NC mainland. The shallow Pamlico Sound wasn't easy to navigate. In 1759, the island was bought by William Howard for 105 Pounds. Over the next years Ocracoke prospered and grew. Today, the island's population numbers about 750 residents. Some of them are the descendants of the brave people who sreved in the US Life Saving Sevice. Due to its strategic location Ocracoke always had a strategic role during all the wars. Survived not only those events, but also many hurricanes and shipwrecks and many were rescued from those ships. Actually many of the historic houses were built of the lumber from the wrecks.
I found the island very peaceful, and sort of covered with the dust of history. All the houses and streets are charming and welcome tourists to turn into :-)

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  • Last visit to Ocracoke Island: May 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • wroclawiak's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2006 at 11:28 PM

    It must be a very nice island. I love islands and the name itself sounds interesting. The pictures are lovely.. I like the picture with the birds.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2006 at 4:08 PM

    I hope you had a great time on Ocracoke Island, Kasia! I've never been there, but it looks like a nice place to enjoy the beach!

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2005 at 3:31 AM

    Hi Kasia, Love your pictures and excellent tips. Great lighthouse photo. Every tugboat needs a lighthouse, but the moth doesn't need a flame! Doug

  • evona's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2005 at 10:33 AM

    Nice little page!! Awaiting more :)

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2005 at 5:06 AM

    Looks as if you are truly enjoying the ocean and island life.

  • NC_Ziggy's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2005 at 7:45 AM

    Well, well, well... what have we here? ;-) I'm impressed! Great writing and pics! Happy to be the first visitor to these pages! Hope you're having a good day!


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