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Pasquotank River Basin
Transcript of Pasquotank River Basin
The Pasquotank River Basin is derived from the Algonquian word pashetanki, which means "Where the current forks".
The Pasquotank River Basin encompasses 3,635 square miles.
The Alligator River, Perquimans River, Little River, Yeopim River, Scuppernong River, and North River are all part of the Pasquotank River Basin.
Cities and Counties
Elizabeth City is the most notable city found in the Pasquotank River Basin.
The Pasquotank River has been used as means of transportation, oyster harvesting, and logging.
An interesting event that occured in the Pasquotank River Basin was a naval battle that occured in the Pasquotank River during the civil war. The CSS Black Warrior, CSS Fanny, CSS Sea Bird, and the CSS Appomattox were all sunk in defense of Elizabeth City.