Name / Description

Pamlico Sound

Type

Banks, Bays and Sounds

Length (miles)

80

Part of / Flows into

Atlantic Ocean

Sovereignty

North Carolina

Additional Notes

Sound/lagoon located south and east of Albemarle Sound, with openings/inlets to the Atlantic. Neuse River flows into Pamlico Sound; port of New Bern located there. Verrazzano misread Pamlico Sound to be the ocean washing Asia. During colonial period, Pamlico region served by two ports, Bath and Washington, both on Pamlico River.

Related Images

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Image Id: 2058

Related Source

Islands, Capes, and Sounds: The North Carolina Coast

Record ID: 189