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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

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Cities and towns of Chowan County:

Edenton (County Seat)
Tyner

News related to Chowan County, NC

“”chowan county” nc” – Google News

Chowan man dies in vehicle wreck – The Daily Advance

Chowan man dies in vehicle wreck  The Daily Advance



Rural Communities Receive State Infrastructure Grants to Attract 449 New Jobs and More Than $294 million in Private Investment – NC Dept of Commerce

Rural Communities Receive State Infrastructure Grants to Attract 449 New Jobs and More Than $294 million in Private Investment  NC Dept of Commerce



Chowan County produce grower, Chad Copeland, dies in wreck – The Daily Advance

Chowan County produce grower, Chad Copeland, dies in wreck  The Daily Advance



Town Council receives updates on various projects and proposals – The Daily Advance

Town Council receives updates on various projects and proposals  The Daily Advance



Chowan County prepares for Dorian – The Daily Advance

Chowan County prepares for Dorian  The Daily Advance



Green Thumb: Identifying native hibiscus – New Bern Sun Journal

Green Thumb: Identifying native hibiscus  New Bern Sun Journal

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