From the rich, pre-Colonial Native American settlements along its banks, to the first European exploration of the Carolinas, to NASCAR’s inaugural season, and through the present day; the Eno River has been central to the development of our local cultures.
Throughout our history, the Eno River Association has endeavored to present original research, publications and presentations on the diverse peoples who inhabit, and have inhabited our watershed. To this end we publish journals and calendars, collect and commission oral historys and photographs, and present the annual Festival for the Eno. Some of these publications are linked below.
- the Coles
- the Dunnagans
- Few’s Ford
- History of Fish Dam Rd.
- Hartford Mill Complex during the Revolution
- Hugh Mangum
- Little River Driving tour
- Mills of the Eno
- Native American Settlements
- Occoneechee Speedway
- Quakers in the Eno Valley
- West Point on the Eno – A History
Video of the Eno River Mills by Duncan Heron.
Historical and Cultural Museums – The Eno River has a long, rich history waiting to be explored. From a recreated Native American village to a Civil War site to an historic southern plantation, cultural resources abound through the river basin:
- Bennet Place
- Duke Homestead
- Historic Stagville
- Museum of Durham History
- West Point on the Eno City Park
- Orange County Historical Museum
- Ocaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation
- Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail
External links relevant to the cultural history of the Eno Basin:
- Occoneechi Village-Native American settlement on the Eno River in Hillsborough, NC
- Eno Indians– A tribe associated with the Adshusheer and Shakori in North Carolina
- A Brief History of the Occaneechee Band of the Saponi Nation
- Storytelling of the N.C. Native Americans
- Excavating Occaneechi Town
- Historic Stagville -largest plantation in N.C.
- Bennett Place– Site of negotiation leading to the largest troop surrender of the Civil War
- Duke Homestead & Tobacco Museum
- Ayr Mount Historic Site