The Slave in the Dismal Swamp by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
In dark fens of the Dismal Swamp
The hunted Negro lay;
He saw the fire of the midnight camp, more.
The Dismal Swamp (By UNC-TV And Our State Magazine)
Just across the Virginia line, into North Carolina, Highway 17 goes through Elizabeth City - head over here to talk a virtual walking tour through the Elizabeth City Historical District. more.