Early days in Chowan County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 44-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina (1851); North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State (1939), a product of the WPA; A New Geography of North Carolina (1954-65). The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Edenton, the county seat, is the principal town in the county. Among the many subjects included are: Persons associated with the early days of the county -- Henderson Walker, Madam Anne Mosely, Seth Sothel, George Monk, Duke of Albemarle, Sanuel Johnston, Hugh Williamson, William Cumming, James Iredell (both father and son), Sephen Cabarrus, Thomas Jones, Joseph Hewes, Charles Johnson, Samuel T. Sawyer, Col. Robert T. Paine, Charles Hoskins, and Augustus Moore; Members of the General Assembly before 1851; why Edenton folk fled to Windsor; Ralph Lane, gold seeker; Physical features such as the Chowan River and Albemarle Sound; Fishing and boating; Peanuts and slaves; Bridges; Edenton, cradle of liberty, complete with 51 ladies at a tea party hosted by Mrs. Elizabeth King; Names of eminent citizens and old homes; two-wheelers of yore, when whiskey was fuel, George Washington's chair, geese for lawnmowing, the "Bell Battery" and many other fascinating bits of history and trivia. The WPA excerpt offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, and includes a separate section on Edenton with a small map and points of interest.
Chowan County, NC
Sources: History of Chowan County North Carolina / Historical Sketches of North Carolina
Authors: John Hill Wheeler, et al
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Original Publisher: The Arkansaw Traveler Publishing Co.
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