The waterfront at the little historic town of Bath on the north shore of the Pamlico River is well worth a visit, especially if you are a history buff. Founded in 1696 and established in 1705 it is listed as the oldest town in North Carolina.
Bath’s most notorious citizen was Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard (the pirate). Standing in front of the historic Bonner House and looking south across the bay it is easy to see why Blackbeard selected Bath and Plum Point as his base of operation: privacy. That much has not changed.
You can find information about Blackbeard and Bath at the Historic Bath Visitor Center (252-923-3971) between Main St. and Harding St. just one block from the water.
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