Introduction to Edenton, North Carolina
Edenton, which was incorporated in 1722, was named in honor of colonial governor Charles Eden. It was the capital of North Carolina's from 1722 to 1743. It became the economic and cultural center, and was a busy shipping port. During the American Civil War, local attorney William Badham, Jr. recruited the Albemarle Artillery at Edenton in 1862. The town was also the filming location for the movie "Dog Days of Summer."
Edenton and Nearby Attractions
- Museum of the Albemarle
- James Iredell House
- Somerset Place State Historic Site
- Montrose Gardens
- Pettigrew State Park
Things To Do In Edenton
Edenton has several places of historic interest like the James Iredell House, and the Cupola House. Somerset Place State Historic Site, the Museum of the Albemarle, and Pantego Academy Historical Museum are also located near the town. Pettigrew State Park offers opportunities for boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking, and camping. Montrose Gardens, and the North Carolina Aquarium - Manteo are other popular destinations nearby. Residents of Edenton also host the Chowan County Fair, Music & Water Festival, and the Hog Fest every year.
Air transportation is available from Norfolk International Airport.
Edenton Higher Education
Beaufort County Community College, Roanoke - Chowan Community College, Martin Community College, Chowan University, and Elizabeth City State University are some of the colleges near Edenton.