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Forbes: America's Prettiest Towns

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Edenton, North Carolina

Just off the Albermarle Sound in North Carolina's Outer Banks, Edenton sets itself apart from the other towns in the area with its historic architecture, an enviable location on Edenton Bay, and enough charm to earn its nickname, "The South's Prettiest Small Town." A few miles inland from the coast, Edenton is worlds away from the modern resort architecture of the Outer Banks destinations. "As one of the oldest towns in North Carolina, its well-preserved colonial- and plantation-era homes have earned it a deserved slot on the National Register of Historic Places," says Jason Clampett, online editor for

(Chowan County Tourism Development Authority)

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