St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Churchyard

St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Churchyard is a historic Episcopal church located at W. Church and Broad Streets in Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, United States. It was built between 1736 and 1766, and is a five-bay, brick church building with a gable roof. It features a slightly engaged square tower. The interior was restored to its 19th-century appearance following a fire in 1949. The churchyard includes the graves of a number of prominent personages including Stephen Cabarrus, Governor Charles Eden, Governor Thomas Pollock, and Henderson Walker.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Churchyard
St. Paul's Church, Edenton (Chowan County, North Carolina).jpg
St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Churchyard is located in North Carolina
St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Churchyard
St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Churchyard is located in the United States
St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Churchyard
LocationW. Church and Broad Sts., Edenton, North Carolina
Coordinates36°03′40.6″N 76°36′31.8″W / 36.061278°N 76.608833°W / 36.061278; -76.608833
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built1736–1766
ArchitectNichols, William
NRHP reference No.75001248[1]
Added to NRHPMay 29, 1975
Engraving published 1885

St. Paul's Parish was established in 1701,[2] as part of the colonial Church of England. The church is the second oldest church building in North Carolina, and the only colonial church still in regular parish use.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Groves, Joseph A., M.D. The Alstons and Allstons of North and South Carolina, Atlanta: The Franklin Printing and Publishing Company, 1901.
  3. ^ Elizabeth Van Hoore and Catherine Cockshutt (February 1975). "St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Churchyard" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01.

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