Edenton & Chowan County History



Originally incorporated in 1715 as "The Towne on Queen Anne's Creek," and later as "Ye Towne on Mattercommack Creek" and "The Port of Roanoke," the spot was named Edenton in 1722 in honor of Governor Charles Eden.

A major port and trading center in the 1800's, Edenton has a large historic district with homes, stores, and churches dating as far back as the early 18th century. Escaping major damage during the Civil War, Edenton is unique in the number of authentic colonial homes that have remained intact for generations. Many sites are included in the National Register of Historic Places.

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