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Wanchese is a census-designated place (CDP) on Roanoke Island in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. It was named after Wanchese, the last known ruler of the Roanoke Native American tribe encountered by English colonists in the sixteenth century. The population was 1,642 at the 2010 census.The residents of Wanchese are governed by the Dare County Board of Commissioners. Wanchese is part of District 1, along with Manteo, Roanoke Island and Manns Harbor.GeographyWanchese is located at, and on the southern end of Roanoke Island.According to the United States, the CDP has a total area of 5.5sqmi, of which, 4.7sqmi of it is land and 0.8sqmi of it (14.26%) is water.Notable PeopleW.R. Etheridge entrepreneur started Wanchese Fish CompanyDavid Grant missionary started Project Rescue which has helped over 24,000 women and children affected by sexual slavery Reggie Scarborough pastor started Family Worship Center (Lakeland, FL) with 3,500 in attendance
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