Windsor in Bertie County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Eden House Root Cellar
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.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 35° 59.516′ N, 76° 56.625′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 West Water Street, Windsor NC 27983, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Windsor.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 797 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.