Located on Albemarle Sounds Edenton Bay this charming village, established in 1712, features nearly three centuries of outstanding architecture behind tree-lined sidewalks and along waterfront vistas. As well as being a fine example of victorain, and many other types, architectureEdenton, North Carolina is known for its lively downtown lined with unique shops, eateries and other businesses serving residents and visitors alike. An active calendar of events covers outdoor recreation including sailing, paddling, biking and baseball; cultural events such as art exhibits, plays and such rare history treats as a Bill of Rights Tour. Seasonal festivals are even more picturesque set against the remarkable backdrop of this first Colonial capital. History spills from every nook and cranny of Edenton and Chowan County. Outstanding historic 18th century architecture includes some of the state's oldest buildings; the 1767 courthouse, considered the most intact in America; a site along the Maritime Underground Railroad, and even an historic baseball field. Its convenient location to the Outer Banks and other nearby historic and natural attractions guarantees a full and exciting visit in one of the east coast's loveliest spots.