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Historical Lighthouse


Rollin’ on the river – or sailing, fishing and floating. This part of our world is full of history and some of the most beautiful scenery you’ll ever find. Got a wedding in your future? Consider this 1886 lighthouse – perfect for a small gathering of those near and dear. Memories? They’re made of this.

Edenton NC and its Grand Old Lady

For lighthouse lovers, this one’s a charmer. Built in 1886, it survived several moves, and when it was decommissioned in 1941, it became a private residence on an island for a few years. Eventually, the lighthouse was moved back to shore and restored. During its 100+ years, it has survived hurricanes, ice floes, and intermittent neglect, to become what most believe to be the last remaining screw-pile lighthouse in North Carolina.

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Chowan County Tourism Development Authority


Chowan County / 14,739
Edenton / 4,900

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