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Address: Great Exuma
Description: Tombstones of an overseer and his wife who lived during slavery times.

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Island History

An overseer and his wife, from the time of slavery, are buried here. There are a couple of interesting bits of island history associated with the surname Rolle. The name arrived... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Little Exuma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

An overseer and his wife, from the time of slavery, are buried here. There are a couple of interesting bits of island history associated with the surname Rolle. The name arrived on the island in 1783, carried by the slaves that plantation owner Denys Rolle sent from Florida for the cotton plantation he owned, but chose not to reside at.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

if you're driving down Little Exuma, you should stop and pay homage to the Rolle Town Tombs as it is a part of the history of the Cays. That said, don't turn back to the main road when you leave the tombs, keep driving straight up the hill to the top and just admire what might be the best view... More 

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Great Exuma
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I would have liked a little more information of the lives of the family who passed away and lie in the tombs.....but I thought it was interesting overall.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

a couple form Scotland inherited land in Exuma, lived in Grear exuma then relocate on Little Exuma. the wife (26 years old die) the the baby. shorlty after the husband 1793. the tombs are known by the locals, as tombs of the ancestors(obviously white people, some of the first setters).tombs are kept clean and well taken care of, over the... More 

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A must see on your road trip to Little Exuma. Stop by and see all historical site and beaches. You will find that they are marked with sign and have road access to them....roads may not be that well paved I just want to inform you. So if you do have a rental car... (please beware that you do not... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We visited the tombs as part of the Exuma Historic Island Tour. The site gives you a glimpse into the history of the island and the people who settled here in the 1700 - 1800s.

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Houston
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I really hate seeing the negative reviews of people that don't appreciate things like this. No, there isn't LOTS to see, you can look at the pictures and come to that conclusion. It isn't HARD TO FIND, there are signs pointing the direction at each turn. This was out 5th visit to the island and I was making sure I... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Not much to see here but interesting to visit. Wear bug spray as its in the bush and you get eaten. Signage gives you a little history

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calgary
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Interesting spot, again it is history of the Great Exuma. It was a little hard to find, but worth seeing.

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

this is not a spectacular visit, but for those of you who are history buffs, this might get your attention. I did find it fascinating, but am not sure many others would. I only went because I had rented a scooter, and had time to check out.

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Address: Great Exuma
Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Out Islands  >  Great Exuma

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