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Roanoke Canal
Roanoke Canal is located in North Carolina
Roanoke Canal
Location in North Carolina
Roanoke Canal is located in the United States
Roanoke Canal
Location in the United States
Location Roanoke Rapids Lake SE to Weldon, near Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Area 140 acres (57 ha)
Built 1819 (1819)-1823, 1892, c. 1904
Architect Fulton, Hamilton
NRHP reference No. 76001328
Added to NRHP October 8, 1976

Roanoke Canal is a historic canal located near Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County, North Carolina. It was built as part of the Roanoke Navigation System and extends from Roanoke Rapids Lake southeast seven miles to the canal's return into the Roanoke River at Weldon, North Carolina. The Roanoke Navigation System was planned to connect the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The earliest sections were built under the direction of civil engineer Hamilton Fulton. Extant structures include the middle or lift locks, the aqueduct (1821-1823), and the three-story brick mill (1892) and powerhouse (c. 1904).

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

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