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Tombstones of an overseer and his wife who lived during slavery times.

Tombstones of an overseer and his wife who lived during slavery times.

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The Tombs

Interesting history on the island, accessible and informative except for one site. It was a bit of a treasure hunt to go to all of the Historic sites.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Kym B
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Halfmoon Bay, Canada
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Halfmoon Bay, Canada
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting history on the island, accessible and informative except for one site. It was a bit of a treasure hunt to go to all of the Historic sites.

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Coaldale, Ab
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The Rolle Town tombs isn't the easiest place to find as there are very few signs-this goes for almost all the attractions on the Island. It is a quiet place with 3 impressive tombs. A Large one for his wife, a smaller one for himself, and a very small one for the child. It is amazing that you can still... More 

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Thank sja454
Little Exuma
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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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1 Thank Tropical40
Great Exuma
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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1 Thank NemoHouse
Miami, Florida
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51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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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1 Thank monique684
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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 6 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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135 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 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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3 Thank littlejohn
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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