Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Wake Wednesday - Neuse River

Did you know the Neuse River is about 2 million years old and named for the Neusiok Indian tribe? It is known as "the River of Peace."

"At an estimated 2 million years, the Neuse is one of the oldest rivers in the US. Archaeological evidence indicates the first humans settled around the Neuse as early as 14,000 years ago."

Named by English explorer Arthur Barlowe in 1584 for the Neusiok Indians, the river was called  Gow-ta-no, or ‘‘pine in waterby the Tuscarora Indians who thrived along its banks. 


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