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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

Pickup truck pulled out of water in Chowan County – WAVY-TV

Pickup truck pulled out of water in Chowan County  WAVY-TV

Chowan County emergency response dive team members pulled a submerged pickup truck to land Monday evening. Crews found the pickup truck and an …




Chowan trucker dies after collision on US 17 – The Daily Advance

Chowan trucker dies after collision on US 17  The Daily Advance

Chowan Herald. Wednesday, April 10, 2019. EDENTON — A Chowan County truck driver has died from injuries he suffered Tuesday after his tractor-trailer …




Joint jail venture studied – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald – Roanoke Chowan News Herald

Joint jail venture studied – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald  Roanoke Chowan News Herald

WINDSOR – They say good things come in threes. Chowan County is hoping to make that work in their favor by joining as the third member of the Bertie-Martin …




Rural Communities Receive State Support to Attract 246 New Jobs and More Than $96 million in Private Investment – NC Dept of Commerce

Rural Communities Receive State Support to Attract 246 New Jobs and More Than $96 million in Private Investment  NC Dept of Commerce

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 17 grant requests to local governments totaling $7068625, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony …




Cycle NC seeks volunteers. urges safety during event – The Daily Advance

Cycle NC seeks volunteers. urges safety during event  The Daily Advance

Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Planning for this month’s upcoming Cycle NC in kicking into high gear. During a recent meeting, the schedule and routes were …




I-Team: Dozens of NC counties sue Big Pharma over opioid crisis – WTVD-TV

I-Team: Dozens of NC counties sue Big Pharma over opioid crisis  WTVD-TV

JONES COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — Dozens of North Carolina county governments are suing major pharmaceutical companies in federal court, blaming them for …


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