View of the Virginia Dare monument, which reads: "On this Site, in July-August 1585 (O.S.) Colonists, sent out from England by Sir Walter Raleigh, built a fort called by them "THE NEW FORT IN VIRGINIA." These Colonists were the first settlers of the English race in America. They returned to England in July 1586 with Sir Francis Drake. VIRGINIA DARE. The first English child of English parents born in America--daughter of Ananias Dare and Eleanor White, his wife, members of another band of colonists, sent out by Sir Walter Raleigh, in 1587. On Sunday, August 20, 1587, Virginia Dare, was baptized. Manteo, the friendly Chief of Hatteras Indians had been baptized on the Sunday preceding. These baptisms are the first known celebrations of a Christian sacrament in the territory of the thirteen original United States." Below this text, the monument reads, "1896."