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Chowan County Genealogy

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Chowan county was formed in 1670. Initially it was formed as a district within the Albemarle County. Shaftsbury Precinct was an early name of this area which supposedly covered the inhabitable areas west of the Chowan River.

The county seat of Chowan County is Edenton. Edenton has been called “The South’s Prettiest Small Town” and the mothertown of North Carolina. At one time Edenton was the capital of the colony and home of the Royal Governor. There was even such a thing as the Edenton Tea Party. In 1774 some 50 of the prominent ladies of Edenton signed an agreement to boycott East India Tea. Restored original colonial homes in the historic district are said to rival or surpass that of Colonial Williamsburg. There are over 25 buildings (homes and public buildings) in the North Carolina State Historic Site.

Chowan County NCGenweb site
Chowan County NCGenweb archives

The Barker House in Edenton
Edenton site with nice story of the Edenton Tea Party

Edenton Historical Commision
P.O. Box 474
Edenton, NC 27932

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Chowan County Courthouse
PO Box 1030
County Courthouse
Edenton, NC 27932
Census

1790 Federal Census transcription indexed by last name

1790 Federal Census transcription

1790 Federal Census transcription

1800 Federal Census transcription

1800 Federal Census transcription

1850 Federal Census Index – by last name only

Tax Records

1717 Chowan Precinct Tax listing

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Chowan county

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Chowan County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Chowan County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Chowan County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

marilee on “Michael McGuire and Elizabeth Hensley, Chowan County, NC”

I am looking for the parents and birth dates of both Michael and Elizabeth Hensley McGuire. I have their marriage bond . They were married on 1/1/1800 in Chowan County, NC. Any info will help.
Thanks,
Marilee


Chowan County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Chowan County:

Edenton (County Seat)
Tyner

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The Latest: Northeastern NC Reports 6-Plus Inches of Snow – U.S. News & World Report

The Latest: Northeastern NC Reports 6-Plus Inches of Snow
U.S. News & World Report
The weather service reports 6.5 inches of snow in Edenton and Tyner in Chowan County and 6 inches in Windsor in Bertie County. Both counties are located in northeastern North Carolina. Wind gusts as high as 77 mph were reported early Thursday morning

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Cold temps keep roads icy, making driving hazardous – The Daily Advance


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Cold temps keep roads icy, making driving hazardous
The Daily Advance
She noted that N.C. Department of Transportation crews had started working on secondary routes on Friday, even though main thoroughfares like U.S. Highway 158, U.S. 17 and N.C. 34 still had patches of icy conditions. She, too, advised residents to

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Clearing of secondary roads underway – The Daily Advance


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Clearing of secondary roads underway
The Daily Advance
Nixon said N.C. Department of Transportation road maintenance crews have been receiving assistance from DOT environmental crews in their work to clear secondary roads of snow and ice lingering from Thursday's snow storm. Two contractors, Whitehurst

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Lawmaker: Solar farms costs to North Carolina taxpayers ‘out of … – World Tribune


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Lawmaker: Solar farms costs to North Carolina taxpayers 'out of …
World Tribune
Solar farms are costing North Carolina counties big bucks and land owners also fear having the facilities nearby will impact property values. “Solar and wind in North Carolina is out of control,” state Sen. Bill Cook, District 1 Republican, said. North

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Boat tour to celebrate ‘Old Albemarle’ – The Daily Advance


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Boat tour to celebrate 'Old Albemarle'
The Daily Advance
David Cecelski has written several award-winning books and hundreds of articles about history, culture and politics on the North Carolina coast, his biography states. His most recent book is "The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil


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