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Edentontown and county seat, S Chowan County on Albemarle Sound. Settled by 1710 and known by the Indians as the Town on Matecomack Creek. Town authorized to be laid off in 1712 and the first lot sold in 1714. Known as the Town on Queen Anne's Creek from 1715 until 1723, when it was inc. as Edenton in honor of Charles Eden (1673-1722), governor, who had just died. Edenton was the capital of the colony from 1722 until 1743, and a building was provided for the Assembly by 1733 (and perhaps as early as 1725), though the Assembly met there 1722-36 and 1740-43. The Edenton Tea Party on October 25, 1774, is the earliest known instance of political activity by American women. Alt. 16. Processes peanuts and seafood; produces textiles, veneer, seed, fertilizer, and lumber. See also St. Paul's Parish.
Edenton BayS Chowan County in Albemarle Sound. Formed by the mouth of Pembroke Creek. Covers approx. 4,000 acres.
Edenton Districtat the time of the 1790 census, was composed of Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank, Perquimans, and Tyrrell Counties and the town of Edenton.
Edenton Townshipformer township in S Chowan County, now township no. 1. For voting purposes, the township is divided into East Edenton and West Edenton.
North Edentonformer town in S Chowan County adjacent to Edenton. Inc. 1911; charter repealed 1917.
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