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Chowan County Courthouse, Marker A-11
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member drmellow
N 36° 03.613 W 076° 36.500
18S E 355149 N 3991824
Quick Description: Chowan County Courthouse. Oldest courthouse in use in North Carolina. Built about 1767. Whig centre in Revolution. Stands 3 blocks S.E.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2006 4:24:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMRTZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GeoGordie
Views: 46

Long Description:

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Chowan County Courthouse
Oldest courthouse in use in North Carolina. Built about 1767. Whig centre in Revolution. Stands 3 blocks S.E.

This historical marker is located on US 17 Business (Broad Street) in Edenton. It was originally erected in 1936. The current marker was erected in 1948.

Edenton.com has a page about the Chowan County Courthouse, from which the following information is excerpted:

Built in 1767, the Chowan County Courthouse served as a Whig center during the Revolutionary War. It is the nation's best preserved colonial courtroom and finest Georgian courthouse in the South. The beautiful paneled room upstairs has served as public meeting place, ballroom, and as a banquet hall when President Monroe visited Edenton in 1819.

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Marker Name: A-11: Chowan County Courthouse

Marker Type: Roadside

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