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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Chowan County, North Carolina
Adjacent to Chowan County, North Carolina
▶ Bertie County (18) ▶ Gates County (7) ▶ Hertford County (20) ▶ Perquimans County (7) ▶ Washington County (47)
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|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 . . . — — Map (db m60669) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m60665) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m60666) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m60626) HM|
|Home of Thomas Barker, N.C. agent to England, and his wife Penelope, reputed leader of the Edenton "Tea Party," 1774.
Stands 3 blocks south. — — Map (db m34810) HM|
|Bought in France for N.C. by Robt. Smith & Thos. Benbury agents for Governor Caswell. Brought to Edenton by Capt. Boritz on "The Holy Heart of Jesus" in 1778. Mounted on this spot 1861. Spiked and trunnions broken off by Federal Fleet 1862. . . . — — Map (db m34965) HM|
|Oldest courthouse in use in North Carolina. Built about 1767. Whig centre in Revolution. Stands 3 blocks S.E. — — Map (db m56983) HM|
|Signer of the Federal Constitution, member of Congress, historian. Home was 4 blocks S.E. — — Map (db m56985) HM|
|On May 5, 1864, the Confederate ironclad ram CSS Albemarle under Commander James W. Cooke, with gunboats Cotton Plant and Bombshell, steamed out of the Roanoke River into Bachelor's Bay and Albemarle Sound before you, bound for . . . — — Map (db m34832) HM|
|Organized in March 1862 under the leadership of Capt. William Badham Jr., Lt. John M. Jones, and Lt. Nelson McClees, the Edenton Bell Battery was composed of men primarily from Chowan, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties. Lacking adequate artillery, . . . — — Map (db m34835) HM|
|Founded by local investors in 1898, mill had major impact on local economy.
Deeded to the Historic Preservation Foundation of NC in 1995. — — Map (db m57075) HM|
|From 1898-1923 more than seventy dwellings existed on five streets for mill families.
Deeded to the Historic Preservation Foundation of NC in 1995. — — Map (db m57074) HM|
|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. — — Map (db m34850) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m57076) HM|
|Now one of Edenton's most tranquil locations, during the antebellum period Edenton harbor was the town's industrial center with wharves, shipyards, and maritime activity.
North Carolina's small, ill-protected harbors prevented development of . . . — — Map (db m34770) HM|
The road from New England to Charleston, over which mail was first carried regularly in North Carolina, 1738-39, passed near this spot. — — Map (db m79793) HM|
|Granville agent, jurist, legislator. Provoked "Enfield Riot." Home, "the Cupola House, " 2 blks. S. — — Map (db m34801) HM|
|Fugitive slave, writher & abolitionist. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) depicts her early life. Lived in Edenton. — — Map (db m34773) HM|
|Acting governor, 1699~1703; attorney general, judge, and vestryman.
Grave is 75 feet west. — — Map (db m34788) HM|
|Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1790-99, Attorney-General of N.C. during Revolution. Home stands 200 ft. East. — — Map (db m34844) HM|
|Governor, 1827~28; U.S. Senator; and legislator.
Compiler of revisal of N.C. laws. His home two blocks south; grave at Hayes one mile S.E. — — Map (db m34851) HM|
|Signer of Declaration of Independence, leader in Continental Congress, merchant. His store was three blocks S. — — Map (db m34797) HM|
|Established 1735 over Albemarle Sound, succeeding Bells Ferry. Discontinued in 1938. Northern Terminus was four blocks south. — — Map (db m34966) HM|
|Gashed with honorable scars
low in glory's lap they lie,
though they fell, they fell like stars,
streaming splendour through the sky. — — Map (db m79794) WM|
|On this spot stood the residence of Mrs. Elizabeth King in which the ladies of Edenton met Oct. 25, 1774 to protest against the tax on tea — — Map (db m158742) HM|
|Originally constructed in 1886 by the US Lighthouse Service, the Lighthouse served as a navigational beacon to Mariners on the Albemarle Sound. The Light marked the entrance to the Roanoke River which was the main commercial passageway to the town . . . — — Map (db m34837) HM|
|Revolutionary Leader, Governor, U.S. Senator.
His Home "Hayes," and Grave are one mile S.E. — — Map (db m34793) HM|
|Parish formed in 1701, present structure begun in 1736, succeeding two earlier wooden buildings. — — Map (db m34776) HM|
|James Iredell (1751-1799), Attorney General of North Carolina, 1779 to 1781. Fought for NC's ratification of the United States Constitution. Nominated Associate Justice of the first US Supreme Court Feb. 8, 1790 by President George Washington, . . . — — Map (db m34967) HM|
|U.S. Minister to Mexico; chief justice, La. Supreme Court.; La. adjutant gen., 1863-65; taught at Edenton Academy. Lived here. — — Map (db m56991) HM|
|Attorney-General of Colony, 1745-1761. Leader of faction which opposed Governor Dobbs. Secretary to Lord Granville. Home was 2 blocks S. — — Map (db m56988) HM|
|The principal town of the Weapemeoc Indians, visited by Ralph Lane and his colonists in 1585-1586, stood near present-day Edenton. — — Map (db m56986) HM|