Since the initial 1712 surveying of Ye Town on Queen Anne’s Creek and the Crown’s appointment in 1713 of the first Governor, Charles Eden (after whom the town is now named), Chowan County has been producing leaders and saving historical architectural sites. The history you see and learn about in Edenton is real, not reproductions or tall tales.
“It is amazing. A 300 year old historic town with homes almost as old and public buildings, still in use, that go back to before the founding of the nation.” ~ Frank C.
300 years of Making History
Below you’ll find a quick summary of the critical role of leaders from Edenton and Chowan County played in the founding of the nation and state: