Located on the banks of the Great Dismal Swamp, just off the road to Raleigh, North Carolina lies the town of Ardulusa. It is named after a Spanish mission that was established during the years of the colonial era. The town of Ardulusa was one of the last to be abandoned and became a dumping ground for all the trash that was left behind from the settlers’ life. Most of the trash that still exists today is from an old cemetery where the remains of the original settlers were interred, most of which have been buried for over three hundred years now. Learn more here.
The town is located near the Great Dismal Swamp and sits on the banks of what was once a small creek. The swamp is so large that it was used as an important part of the city’s sewage system. During colonial times, a creek separated the town from the swamp, but in the later years, the creek was diverted so that the swamp could be drained. Today, the swamp is just a small lake and it is not draining. Many of the trees that once surrounded the town have now grown up along the bank of the lake and some of the cottages are also located there. Learn more about An Ultimate Guide to the Town of Vander, North Carolina.
It is very interesting to find out that this area has been used as a dumping ground for trash ever since the days of the colonial days, but many people have never even seen it. Ardulusa is known to have a rich history and the only way for anyone to see the history of the town is to take an afternoon or evening excursion to the Great Dismal Swamp to investigate the history of the area. There are many historical sites that you can see while you are visiting this area, as well as historic artifacts. Some of the things that you will see during your trip to the Great Dismal Swamp include a statue of George Washington and an old church that are still standing today. You will also be able to view the old cemetery and walk through the area with the help of an explorer. This excursion into the history of the town is truly a wonderful thing to do.
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