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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

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Chowan man dies in crash – The Daily Advance

Chowan man dies in crash
The Daily Advance
EDENTON — A Chowan County man died Saturday night following a single-vehicle accident on N.C. Highway 37, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol. Thomas Allen Dail, 31, of Montpelier Drive, was driving south on N.C. 37 around 10:17 p.m. when he lost …




Chowan man dies in wreck – The Daily Advance

Chowan man dies in wreck
The Daily Advance
EDENTON — A 26-year-old Chowan County man was killed Sunday evening when his car overturned on N.C. Highway 94 southeast of Edenton, the N.C. Highway Patrol reported Monday. Trooper K.R. Briggs of the N.C. Highway Patrol identified the motorist …




Windsor PD arrest alleged kidnapper – Roanoke Chowan News Herald


Roanoke Chowan News Herald
Windsor PD arrest alleged kidnapper
Roanoke Chowan News Herald
He added that Holley, after his incarceration for Wednesday's crime, was served with unrelated outstanding warrants from Chowan County for two counts of common law robbery and three counts of assault on a female. Holley does have an extensive arrest




Three NC counties call for end to solar tax incentives after rapid spread of sun-soaking energy panels – Virginian-Pilot


Virginian-Pilot
Three NC counties call for end to solar tax incentives after rapid spread of sun-soaking energy panels
Virginian-Pilot
Chowan County does not have solar farms, but two are approved for construction, Commissioner John Mitchener said. Three solar farms occupy about 120 acres in Perquimans County, but officials have not passed a resolution on tax breaks. Three more solar …

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Chowan, Currituck seek repeal of tax break for solar farms – The Outer Banks Voice

Chowan, Currituck seek repeal of tax break for solar farms
The Outer Banks Voice
It's an issue that's been discussed among county managers of all of the counties in northeastern North Carolina, said Chowan County Manager Kevin Howard. “We're the only ones that don't have solar farms,” Howard said. Two solar energy facilities have …




Edenton woman dies in house fire – The Daily Advance


The Daily Advance
Edenton woman dies in house fire
The Daily Advance
Fortenberry said there are no signs of foul play, but the fire is under investigation by the Edenton Fire Department, which along with the Center Hill-Crossroads Fire Department and Chowan County Emergency Medical Services, responded to the blaze.

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