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for The State Vol. 25 Issue 20, Feb 1958
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The first Sound Fishery in North Carolina began at Stevenson's Point, near the extremity of Durant's Neck. Started by J. T. Granberry and F. Nixon, fishing was carried out through the use of seine nets ranging in size from 2,200 to 2,700 yards in length.
Samuel Johnston, native of Hayes, North Carolina, was the first person elected to the Presidency of the United States after the ratification of the Constitution. Johnston refused the position. Ballots were recast under the Articles of Confederation. Thomas McKean won, serving from 10 July 1781 through 5 November 1781.
On October 25th, 1774, fifty-one women in Edenton met at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth King, signing a resolution not to drink tea until the taxes placed upon the commodity had been removed.
Queen Anne's Town, also known as the Port of Roanoke, Edenton, is the goober capital of North Carolina as well as the second largest peanut market in the world. Settled in 1658 by colonists from Jamestown, Edenton is a historic town located on the shores of Pamlico Sound.
Located on the shores of Albemarle Sound, Chowan County was settled during the 17th-century by colonists in Virginia. An official port of entry, equipped with two shipyards, Chowan had the most densely populated region Native Americans on Albemarle Sound.