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Edenton has often been called "the south's prettiest small town." It's also one of the south's most historic towns and attracts approximately 35,000 tourists each year. If you're a history buff, you'll love Edenton which was first established in the late 17th century, and in 1728 became the colonial capital of North Carolina. It became a regular port of call for ships carrying slaves, food, goods and for the shipping of agricultural products to European ports. Today it's a charming town full of old-time atmosphere, with streets lined with homes built by the planters and merchants who first settled along the Albemarle Sound. There are over 25 homes and buildings in Edenton that comprise the North Carolina State Historic Site, where many special events and seasonal tours are held throughout the year. Another interesting historical note about Edenton is that it was the site of the "other tea party" - held in 1774 by the women of the town - it is one of the first recorded instances of American women taking political action. For outdoor recreational activities, Edenton is near the Outer Banks' region along North Carolina's "Crystal Coast," and the popular beaches of Kitty Hawks, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head. The Kitty Hawk Pier offers the best fishing in the area, and Nags Head also has swimming, fishing, nature walks and golf.

Surrounding areas: Southern Shores, North Carolina (13.3 mi), Harrellsville, North Carolina (16.1 mi)

Edenton Vacation Rentals

Edenton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn115 Hampton DrEdenton, NC (252) 482-3500
Super 8 Motel501 Virginia RdEdenton, NC (252) 482-2017
Holiday Inn Express840 Us Hwy 64 WPlymouth, NC14.4 mi.(252) 793-4700
Windsor Motel1523 S King StWindsor, NC17.5 mi.(252) 794-3444
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1017 Clemson Rd/frontage RdColumbia, NC22.0 mi.(910) 436-1900
Ahoskie InnInterchange 561 & 11Ahoskie, NC26.6 mi.(252) 332-4165
Microtel Inn & Suites848 Halstead BlvdElizabeth City, NC26.7 mi.(252) 331-7751
Quality Inn522 S Hughes BlvdElizabeth City, NC26.7 mi.(252) 338-3951
Hampton Inn402 Halstead BlvdElizabeth City, NC26.8 mi.(252) 333-1800
Comfort Inn Of Elizabeth City306 S Hughes BlvdElizabeth City, NC27.2 mi.(252) 338-8900
Culpepper Inn609 West Main StElizabeth City, NC27.8 mi.(252) 335-9235
Comfort Inn WilliamstonHwy 64 By PassWilliamston, NC28.0 mi.(252) 792-8400
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Williamston1071 Cantle CourtWilliamston, NC28.0 mi.(252) 799-0100
Hampton Inn1099 Hampton CourtWilliamston, NC28.0 mi.(252) 809-1100
Holiday Inn101 East BlvdWilliamston, NC28.8 mi.(800) 792-3101
Bed & Breakfast
Roanoke Inn201 S Biggs StWilliamston, NC27.7 mi.(252) 792-7288

Edenton Weather & Climate

The Gulf Stream and latitude  are the most influencing factors in North Carolina's coastal weather. Along the immediate coast, warm water eddies from the Gulf Stream help moderate winter air temperatures, especially along the Outer Banks. Coastal fronts are common during the winter and can push inland, bringing with it warmer than normal temperatures. However, at times, it can meet with the cold Labrador Current and the two opposing currents can cause rough weather for a short duration. There is no distinct wet or dry season in North Carolina, average rainfall varies throughout the year. Summer precipitation is normally the greatest with showers and thunderstorms. Autumn is the driest season. Snow and sleet occur once or twice per year along the coast. Tropical hurricanes come close enough to influence North Carolina weather about twice in an average year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 52°F 33°F 4.16 in. 49°F
February 55°F 34°F 3.32 in. 46°F
March 63°F 40°F 4.31 in. 52°F
April 72°F 48°F 3.24 in. 59°F
May 79°F 57°F 4.23 in. 68°F
June 86°F 65°F 4.46 in. 73°F
July 89°F 70°F 5.17 in. 78°F
August 87°F 68°F 5.30 in. 80°F
September 82°F 63°F 4.69 in. 77°F
October 73°F 51°F 3.64 in. 70°F
November 64°F 43°F 2.81 in. 58°F
December 56°F 36°F 3.02 in. 55°F

Edenton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Norfolk International airport (ORF) located about 63 miles northeast of Edenton in Norfolk / Virginia Beach / Williamsburg, Virginia, the Rocky Mount Wilson Regional airport (RWI) located approximately 72 miles west of Edenton in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Kinston Regional Jetport At Stallings Field (ISO) located roughly 74 miles southwest of Edenton in Kinston, North Carolina, and finally the Newport News Williamsburg International airport (PHF) located around 75 miles north of Edenton in Newport News, Virginia.

Edenton Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Dowdy'sNags HeadNC55.6 mi.
MotorworldVirginia BeachVA66.1 mi.
Busch Gardens WilliamsburgWilliamsburgVA84.9 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Water RapidsVirginia BeachVA66.1 mi.
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA84.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Chowan Golf & Country ClubEdentonNC 
Sound Golf Links at Albemarle PlantationHertfordNC13.2 mi.
Beachwood Country ClubAhoskieNC26.1 mi.
Tuscarora Greens Golf & Country ClubWintonNC29.7 mi.
State Parks
Pettigrew State ParkNC20.7 mi. 
Merchants Millpond State ParkNC26.9 mi. 
Dismal Swamp State ParkNC34.1 mi. 
Aurora Fossil MusuemAuroraNC52.0 mi.(Science)
National Maritime CenterNorfolkVA58.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Chrysler Museum of ArtNorfolkVA58.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hampton Roads Naval MuseumNorfolkVA58.3 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke IslandManteoNC53.3 mi.
Virginia Zoological ParkNorfolkVA58.3 mi.
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll ShoresAtlantic BeachNC93.3 mi.

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