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Historical Markers in Cannon Ferry, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Chowan County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Chowan County, NC (35) Bertie County, NC (18) Gates County, NC (7) Hertford County, NC (20) Perquimans County, NC (7) Washington County, NC (47)  ChowanCounty(35) Chowan County (35)  BertieCounty(18) Bertie County (18)  GatesCounty(7) Gates County (7)  HertfordCounty(20) Hertford County (20)  PerquimansCounty(7) Perquimans County (7)  WashingtonCounty(47) Washington County (47)
Edenton is the county seat for Chowan County
Cannon Ferry is in Chowan County
      Chowan County (35)  
ADJACENT TO CHOWAN COUNTY
      Bertie County (18)  
      Gates County (7)  
      Hertford County (20)  
      Perquimans County (7)  
      Washington County (47)  
 
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1North Carolina (Chowan County), Cannon Ferry — The Cannon’s Ferry Community
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
2North Carolina (Chowan County), Cannon Ferry — The Chowan River
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
3North Carolina (Chowan County), Cannon Ferry — The Herring Fishing Industry
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
4North Carolina (Chowan County), Cannon Ferry — War on the Chowan RiverBuffalo Country
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
 
 
  
 
 
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Dec. 4, 2022