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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

Pickup truck hits school bus in Chowan County – WAVY-TV


WAVY-TV
Pickup truck hits school bus in Chowan County
WAVY-TV
EDENTON, N.C. (WAVY) — A pickup truck rear ended a school bus Wednesday morning on a rural road near the town of Edenton, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol. A NC Highway Patrol spokesman says there were around eight kids on the bus, …

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Chowan’s colonial history runs deep – The Daily Advance


The Daily Advance
Chowan's colonial history runs deep
The Daily Advance
These four precincts (now counties) – Currituck, Pasquotank, Perquimans and Chowan – were later subdivided further, into what is now the northeastern North Carolina. Chowan County is one of at least sixteen counties that will participate in the 350th …

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NC Supreme Court Justice Ervin visits Edenton – The Daily Advance


The Daily Advance
NC Supreme Court Justice Ervin visits Edenton
The Daily Advance
N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sam Ervin IV talks about the state's highest court and its functions in the courtroom of the historic Chowan County Courthouse, Monday. Ervin and the rest of the N.C. Supreme Court will convene in the courtroom for




NC Supreme Court returns to historic Edenton – North State Journal (subscription)


North State Journal (subscription)
NC Supreme Court returns to historic Edenton
North State Journal (subscription)
EDENTON – On the historic site's 250th anniversary, the North Carolina Supreme Court will return to the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse in Edenton, N.C. to hear some of the most important cases in the state. "It's always great to have the justices in




3 injured critically in bus-pickup collision – The Daily Advance

3 injured critically in bus-pickup collision
The Daily Advance
EDENTON — A pastor and his two sons were all in critical condition at a Virginia hospital Wednesday afternoon following an accident in which their pickup truck collided with a school bus in Chowan County, a Chowan emergency services official said




Man charged in Camden assault on leave from Chowan job – Daily … – The Daily Advance


The Daily Advance
Man charged in Camden assault on leave from Chowan job – Daily …
The Daily Advance
EDENTON — A Camden County man charged with multiple offenses following a vehicle chase that also involved gunfire is on leave from his job as Chowan …

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