Though Camden is the quietest, most rural county in northeastern North Carolina — mostly known for the Great Dismal Swamp — it is still a fascinating part of the state’s oldest region, writes historian Eric Medlin.
It was Colonial North Carolina’s original political center and the site of an early rebellion — Pasquotank County, its people, history, educational institutions and economy are part of what makes this the regional anchor.
While sometimes overshadowed by neighboring counties of the Albemarle Region in terms of attractions, Perquimans boasts rich history and historically significant figures and structures of its own.
The role of Chowan County in North Carolina’s early Colonial history is often overshadowed by the first English settlement in North America, but it was here where the Tar Heel State had its true beginnings.
David Stick, who literally wrote the book on Outer Banks history and founded the Outer Banks History Museum, represents an endangered species of local historians in the modern publishing world.