Edenton is truly one of the South’s most beautiful towns and is located on the Albemarle Sound, in eastern North Carolina.
Our mission is to preserve and educate our visitors on the history of our area, as well as help guide you on your visit.
There were a variety of factors that influenced divorce rates.
The statistics below show the percentage of divorces that occurred out of the total number of marriages for a given year.
This may have been because no-fault divorce was first made available in the 70s.
It was the first time a spouse could also cite irreconcilable differences as a reason for divorce, making a divorce much easier to obtain.
To help navigate your trip, we have established a Museum Trail that provides continuous guidance around town.
You will find carefully preserved, original buildings.
For videos of what life in Edenton, NC might have been like throughout our history, click here. Your first stop while visiting Edenton should be at the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center, home of the courageous Penelope Barker, the organizer of the first (1774) political action by women in western cultures.
This may perhaps mean that, in the future, the number of divorces occurring each year will decline even further.
The Edenton Historical Commission is housed in the Penelope Barker Welcome Center, in the heart of Edenton, NC.
Not surprisingly, divorce rates have only increased over time.
There are a variety of factors that contribute to this, including general attitudes towards divorce and marriage in society.