Founded on November 6, 1712, Edenton is celebrating its 300th anniversary from November 6, 2012 through December 2013.
Edenton served as the first Colonial Capital until 1743. Its citizens then helped in our fight for freedom, and became instrumental in establishing the principles and values upon which our nation was founded.
Edenton survived the Revolutionary and the Civil Wars largely intact. Visitors today will find historic homes and three National Historic Landmarks preserving our heritage for future generations. The state's oldest Courthouse, built in 1767 and still in use today, stands above the village green looking toward Edenton Bay.