Washington (North Carolina)
Washington is a city on the North Carolina Coastal Plain.
This city of approximately 10,000 residents is located in northeastern North Carolina on the Pamlico River. It was the first city in America to be named after General George Washington, before he became the first president of the United States.
In its infancy, Washington was a regional shipping center because of its strategic location at the junction of inland and coastal rivers. The shipping heritage is evident in some waterfront commercial buildings from that era. The architecture in the large residential and commercial Historic District captures later phases of Washington's history and development. Main Street in Washington's Historic Downtown is flanked by 19th and early 20th century commercial buildings punctuated with ornate brickwork.
143 North Market Street 252-946-3321
Yes, the place looks like a dress shop, the cafe is in the rear. Coffee bar, cigars, espresso, smoothies, Jones sodas, specialty teas, biscotti, cookies. Music Thursday-Saturday nights. Open daily, 8am-midnight. Eat-in, delivery downtown and to boat docks.