|Preservationists discover NC's oldest house in Edenton|
EDENTON, N.C. - Preservationists have identified what they believe to be the oldest house in North Carolina and it's right here in the east.
The state Department of Cultural Resources says the one-and-a-half story home in Edenton dates back to 1718 or 1719.
That's based on a study of the tree rings in the home's timbers.
A couple recently bought the home to turn into a rental property. It was thought to have been built in 1900, but the renovation exposed features that seemed much older.
This house has historical significance because it's an almost lost kind of home, one built for the average income family.
(From WNCT News, 1/17/2013)