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Welcome to Edenton ...

The coastal town of Edenton is located in Chowan County<1> and is the County Seat for Chowan County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Edenton has a population of 4,614 people<2> (see below for details).

Edenton was established in 1722.

The community of Edenton is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Edenton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Edenton: (252)

Websites for Edenton ...

Official Website: www.townofedenton.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Edenton had an population of 4,614 people. This is a decrease of 7.79% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Edenton had a population of 5,004 people (or 33.83% of the total population of Chowan County). This makes Edenton the county's most populous community.

The population of Edenton represents 0.05% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 133rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,004 people, the population of Edenton decreased 7.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,394 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Edenton.

Adding Edenton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Edenton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Edenton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Edenton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Edenton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Edenton - they are located in Kentucky, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Edenton.

Communities near Edenton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Edenton.

  • Windsor [Bertie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
    • Windsor [Bertie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Edenton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,373 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<5>
  • Plymouth [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
    • Plymouth [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Edenton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,361 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<5>
  • Hertford [Perquimans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hertford
    • Hertford [Perquimans County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Edenton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hertford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hertford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hertford<5>
  • Winfall [Perquimans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfall
    • Winfall [Perquimans County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Edenton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 610 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfall have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfall<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roper [Washington County]
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      • Roper [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Edenton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 539 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roper have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roper<5>
    • Creswell [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creswell
      • Creswell [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Edenton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 234 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creswell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creswell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creswell<5>
    • Askewville [Bertie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Askewville
      • Askewville [Bertie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Edenton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Askewville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Askewville
    • Colerain [Bertie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colerain
      • Colerain [Bertie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Edenton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colerain
    • Harrellsville [Hertford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrellsville
      • Harrellsville [Hertford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Edenton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 98 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrellsville
    • Bethel [Perquimans County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Perquimans County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Edenton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Edenton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Edenton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Edenton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Edenton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Edenton. Our list includes 30 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Edenton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Edenton ...

Looking for more information about Edenton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Edenton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Edenton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Chowan County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Edenton: www.townofedenton.com/

The official website for Chowan County: www.chowancounty-nc.gov/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Chowan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Edenton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Edenton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Edenton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Edenton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Edenton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edenton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0609, Longitude: -76.6082    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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