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Overview

Introduction to Edenton, North Carolina

Edenton, North Carolina, in Chowan county, is 48 miles S of Suffolk, Virginia (center to center) and 60 miles SW of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Edenton History

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.

Edenton Transportation

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,900
Male Share of the Population43.2%
Female Share of the Population56.8%
Senior Citizens22%
Employed Population 16+1,540
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married39.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.8%
Median Earnings25+$20,060
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,615

Wealth

Median Family Income$25,240
% Above Poverty Level60.9%
% Below Poverty Level39.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work15.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$711
Median House Value$111,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.8%
English5.8%
German4.3%
Irish3.9%
Scottish2.7%
Dutch1.3%
Slovak1.2%
Italian0.7%
Estonian0.5%
Slovene0.4%
Welsh0.4%
French Except Basque0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
West Indian0.1%
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Edenton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chowan County
Standard Zip Codes27932
Phone Area Codes252
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.05
Approximate Longitude-76.6

Edenton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationEDENTON
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp33 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp52 to 73 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationPLYMOUTH 5 E
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip52 inches
StationCOLUMBIA
Distance21.5 miles
Jan Temp33 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 70 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp52 to 73 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Colerain224$60,000
Creswell276$35,500
Hertford2,370$36,786
Plymouth3,684$28,787
Roper399$21,042
Winfall662$49,286

Edenton Hospitals

Vidant Chowan Hospital
(Non-profit)
211 Virginia Road
(252) 482-8451

Edenton Public Schools

D F Walker Elementary
125 Sandy Ridge Road
ZIP: 27932
(252) 221-4151
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
John A Holmes High
600 Woodard Street
ZIP: 27932
(252) 482-8426
High
Total Enrollment 659
White Oak Elementary
111 Sandy Ridge Road
ZIP: 27932
(252) 221-4078
Primary
Total Enrollment 613

Edenton Private Schools

Chowan Multi-purpose Juvenile
110 Sub Station Rd
ZIP: 27932
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
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