Investigations into the Oldest Stadning Structure in North Carolina

Author(s): Coy J. Idol

Year: 2015


Dendrochronology has a returned a felling date of 1718/1719 for parts of the Lane House, 304 E. Queen St, Edenton, North Carolina.  This makes the hall and parlor frame house the oldest standing structure in North Carolina.  At the time it was built it would have been one of only 20 houses on Queen Anne’s Creek.  It did not become Edenton until 1722, when it also became the first colonial capital of North Carolina.  Local historians feel that the Lane House does not sit on its original location.  The historical record is ambiguous as to if or when the house moved.  Using the artifacts recovered from excavations under the house and in the yard areas a terminus post quem will be established to determine when the house arrived at its current location and provide insight into any activities that took place prior the houses arrival.

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Investigations into the Oldest Stadning Structure in North Carolina. Coy J. Idol. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434070)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 496