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The road from New England to Charleston, over which mail was first carried regularly in North Carolina, 1738-39, passed near this spot.
Gashed with honorable scars
low in glory's lap they lie,
though they fell, they fell like stars,
streaming splendour through the sky.
The area known as Cannon's Ferry is a long-standing community that has been shaped by the Chowan river. In 1794, Jacob Cannon of Perquimans County purchased for $126.00 in gold and silver "one-third part of the Land Plantation of Houses and all th…
Cannon's Ferry has a long tradition of herring fishing. Years ago this site had numerous fishing houses where individual fishermen would store their boat and gear and could process their catch.
In the mid 1940S, twelve local fishermen decided t…
The Chowan River has played an important role in North Carolina's history and economy. It is part of the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System (the second largest estuarine system in the United States) and is one of the smaller basins in North Caroli…
After Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside captured Roanoke Island in February 1862, U.S. Navy vessels patrolled the Chowan River from its mouth in North Carolina to Franklin, Virginia, located on the Blackwater River, a tributary. The Chowan River here…
On this site, from 1895 to 1983, stood the new Methodist Church of Edenton. It was a brick structure, a model of elegance and arrangement. The building replaced a wooden church that was located on Eden Street from 1857 to 1895.
Prior to that ti…
Founded by local investors in 1898, mill had major impact on local economy.Deeded to the Historic Preservation Foundation of NC in 1995.
From 1898-1923 more than seventy dwellings existed on five streets for mill families.Deeded to the Historic Preservation Foundation of NC in 1995.
U.S. Minister to Mexico; chief justice, La. Supreme Court.; La. adjutant gen., 1863-65; taught at Edenton Academy. Lived here.