Why is it called 'Buckroe?'

Why is it called 'Buckroe?'

There are 6 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Feb 15, 2008, titled Why is it called 'Buckroe?'. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

In 1619, the "Buck Roe" Plantation was designed for public use for the newly arrived English settlers of the Virginia Company of London.

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Virginia Beach, VA

#1 Feb 16, 2008
Then Buckroe was destroyed by Ross Kearney.

Alexandria, VA

#2 Sep 28, 2013
Likely because of the propensity of deer in the area. Roe is a type of deer. A buck is a male deer. Hence, Buck Roe, which later became The Buckroe plantation, area, and beach.
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Yorktown, VA

#3 Sep 28, 2013
Buckroes Plantation was a place where slave ships unload our peoples.

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Newport News, VA

#4 Sep 30, 2013
I heard something about silkworms. The the Hampton City government turned it into a sow's ear.

Mechanicsville, VA

#5 Feb 21, 2016
Samuel Selden a lawyer from England gave his wife Rebecca in his will dated May 29, 1720 Buck-roe for life. After buck roe shad a fish. Samuel and his wife Rebecca and four sons and two daughters came in 1699. I have no knowledge of the unloading of slaves there.

Panama City Beach, FL

#7 Mar 10, 2016
I always thought it was called butthole beach !!

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