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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

News related to Chowan County, NC

“chowan county” nc – Google News

Critics say NCSU center is advocacy arm of renewable industry – Elizabethtown Bladen Journal


Elizabethtown Bladen Journal
Critics say NCSU center is advocacy arm of renewable industry
Elizabethtown Bladen Journal
Jim Robison, a former Chowan County Planning Board member, said the Clean Energy Technology Center is “joined at the hip with the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association,” which is a professional advocacy organization for renewable energy …

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Riversound loud and clear — ‘lot of owner optimism’ – The Daily Advance

Riversound loud and clear — 'lot of owner optimism'
The Daily Advance
Approval of the new waste water treatment facility by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality and completion of design and construction by the POA's contractors resulted in the immediate availability of building permits for all 225 Phase I lot




Flood Advisory – WCTI12.com

Flood Advisory
WCTI12.com
Northwestern Chowan County in northeastern North Carolina… * Until 800 PM EDT * At 554 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. One to two inches of rain have already fallen.

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Cindy Elmore: NC should welcome energy windfall – Greensboro News & Record


Greensboro News & Record
Cindy Elmore: NC should welcome energy windfall
Greensboro News & Record
Chowan County commissioners had already given their unanimous approval for the project, though with state legislative opposition stirring doubts, a divided Perquimans County Board of Commissioners decided not to permit the portion on its side of the …

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Aubrey Patti: Gov. Cooper right to fight wind-farm moratorium … – Winston-Salem Journal


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Aubrey Patti: Gov. Cooper right to fight wind-farm moratorium …
Winston-Salem Journal
On July 1, the North Carolina legislature passed House Bill 589, a solar energy bill. During closed-door negotiations, an 18-month moratorium on wind-farm …
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COA, NC State on track for ag program in 2018 – The Daily Advance

COA, NC State on track for ag program in 2018
The Daily Advance
But agriculture remains an important industry in North Carolina that offers good opportunities for students, he said. Jeff Smith, chairman of the Chowan County Board of Commissioners and a farmer in the Tyner area, said that when many people hear the


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