Stroll along shady streets past handsome period homes and historic landmarks. One of Edenton’s most distinctive features is a dense grid system that offers a wide variety of architectural styles in the same neighborhood. The Historic District is bordered by the waters of Edenton Bay, and envelopes a bustling downtown business district.

Edenton’s main street is Broad Street, so named for the row of trees that once grew down it’s center. Today, Broad Street remains the heart of Edenton. The street is lined with busy restaurants, boutiques, galleries, a movie theatre, and a variety of other retail and office spaces. Our historic downtown commercial district is alive and well.

Edenton overlooks Edenton Bay. Much of the downtown waterfront is maintained as parks and green space, for the enjoyment of both residents and visitors. Our easily navigable waters are ideal for canoeing, sailing, fishing, skiing and swimming. The town provides short term dockage for transient boaters.

Edenton and Chowan County enjoy a prime business location and rich industrial diversity, which provide for it’s economic well being. Manufacturing ranges from peanut roasting to boatbuilding to steel manufacturing. Agriculture and associated businesses continue to be a large employer. Corn, peanuts, cotton, tobacco, and soybeans are among the many crops grown in this rich agricultural area.