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Windsor in Bertie County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Eden House Root Cellar

 
 
Eden House Root Cellar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
1. Eden House Root Cellar Marker
Inscription. In the days before electricity and refrigerators, many people built a kind of half-basement under a home or shed called a “root cellar” to store food.

The natural insulation of the ground lets root cellars maintain a fairly constant cool temperature (c 50-55°F), which deters the spoiling of food. Long ago people learned that crops could be stored in root cellars after harvest season and stay fresh through winter.

The bricks in this floor were discovered in the 1990s during construction of a bridge across the Chowan River. They were part of a colonial homestead called “Eden House,” which was built in eastern Bertie County in the late 1600s-early 1700s.

Find out more about the history of the Eden House site in the building to your left.

(If the building is locked during operating hours Tuesday-Saturday, please ask for assistance inside the Roanoke/Cashie River Center.)
 
Location. 35° 59.516′ N, 76° 56.625′ W. Marker is in Windsor, North Carolina, in Bertie County. Marker can be reached from West Water Street (U.S. 17) near Sutton Drive, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located at the Roanoke/Cashie River Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 West Water Street, Windsor NC 27983, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Eden House Root Cellar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
2. Eden House Root Cellar Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wellington and Powell Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Roanoke/Cashie River Center Grave Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Engagement at Windsor (within shouting distance of this marker); Gray’s Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Windsor (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Windsor (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Blount (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bertie County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Windsor.
 
Also see . . .  Roanoke/Cashie River Center. (Submitted on October 30, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Eden House Root Cellar image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
3. Eden House Root Cellar
Eden House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
4. Eden House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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