Living in a town that was created when the United State was a British colony, let’s you see all kinds of historic things.
For this Seen on My Adventures, we take a look at metal — locks, doorknobs, keyholes, cannons and the like.
An old handle on a fence gate on King Street. The street, near downtown, is lined with historic homes, most dating to the 1800s or earlier.
This “forged steel shackle” had four brass levers apparently. It keeps the Cupola House gardens safe from unwanted visitors.
These cannons were made during the Civil War when an attack on Edenton seemed likely. The local churches donated their bells to be melted the reforged into the cannon you see here.
Tonka, our youngest dog, checks out the cannons that were donated to Edenton by France sometime near the Revolutionary War.
Did you know Edenton had its own tea party? This tea pot memorialized the time when 51 women got together to protest English taxes.
This keyhole offers anyone with the right key entry into the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse. If you glance at it right, you can see the courtroom inside.