Roanoke is known for being the first settlement for the English.
It was the first settlement for the English when they arrived in North America in the late 1500s.
They arrived with Captain John Smith, but since they ran out of supplies he had to return to England, but left some of his people in Roanoke. He returned to Roanoke 3 years later, to find out that everyone was gone.
Some of the theories are that they were killed by the natives, or separated in two groups and left the place to search for better living conditions.