Edenton in Chowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Residence of Mrs. Elizabeth King
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is October 25, 1774.
Location. 36° 3.446′ N, 76° 36.495′ W. Marker is in Edenton, North Carolina, in Chowan County. Marker is on Colonial Avenue north of East Water Street, on the left when traveling north. This marker is near the Chowan County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edenton NC 27932, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bought in France for N.C. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Josephine Napoleon Leary (about 300 feet away); 1758 Cupola House (about 400 feet away); Our Confederate Dead (about 500 feet away); Escape Via Maritime Underground Railroad (about 700 feet away); Edenton Bell Battery C.S.A. (about 700 feet away); Edenton (about 800 feet away); Francis Corbin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edenton.
Also see . . . The Edenton Tea Pot. Commemorative Landscapes. “It is doubtful that a gathering of all 51 women who signed the resolves ever took place. The home of Mrs. William King was too small for such an assembly and the wording of the resolution does not indicate a gathering, but rather an agreement. There is no doubt, however, that the ladies of Edenton sent the document to England in 1774, making the resolution among the first public political acts by women in America.” (Submitted on October 27, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.