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Escape through the Great Dismal Swamp

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The Great Dismal Swamp presented a refuge for 17th-century Europeans hoping to become independent. The first English explorer in the Albemarle area was Nathaniel Batts in 1660 and he settled in the region after purchasing land from the native population. Eventually this initial settlement developed into a community of male and female craftsmen function in cooperation with the native population and free of society's constraints.
Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 47 Issue 1, Fall 2007, p27-29, il