“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Edenton in Chowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Edenton Tea Party

Edenton Tea Party Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2010
1. Edenton Tea Party Marker
Inscription. Fifty-one women met at Mrs. Elizabeth King's home, which stood 1100 ft. S.E., and resolved, Oct. 25, 1774, to support the American Cause.
Erected 1940 by State Historical Commission. (Marker Number A 22.)
Location. 36° 3.595′ N, 76° 36.536′ W. Marker is in Edenton, North Carolina, in Chowan County. Marker is on W Queen St just from Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edenton NC 27932, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis Corbin (a few steps from this marker); Barker House (within shouting distance of this marker); James Iredell, Jr (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Hugh Williamson (within shouting distance of this marker); Chowan County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Mackeys Ferry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Johnston (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named James Iredell (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Edenton.
Also see . . .  North Carolina History Project. Edenton Tea Party : An American First It is unknown whether the Edenton Tea Party was planned. What is known is that Penelope Barker, the dynamic wife of Thomas Barker, Treasurer of the Province of North Carolina, organized a seemingly innocuous tea party. But, I think she was the brilliant mastermind of what happened there on October 25, 1774. With aplomb, Barker probably convinced forty-seven to fifty-one women to stop drinking tea and buying English clothes and to sign the following petition: (Submitted on August 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 694 times since then and 62 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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