Chowan County, North Carolina

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Chowan County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1670
County Seat Edenton
Courthouse
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Contents

Chowan County Courthouse.jpgCounty Courthouse

History

Chowan was formed in 1670 as a precinct in Albemarle County. It was named in honor of the Indian tribe Chowan, which lived in the northeastern part of the Colony. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Albemarle Sound, Chowan River, and Bertie, Hertford, Gates and Perquimans counties. The present land area is 172.64 square miles and the 2000 population was 14,150. In 1720, Edenton, which was named in honor of Governor Charles Eden, was established. In 1722 it was designated and has continued to be the county seat.

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Parent County

1670--Chowan County was created in 1670 from Shaftesbury Precinct of Albemarle County.
County seat: Edenton [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Many court records said to have been destroyed by acting clerk of court.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bibles

Biographies

Business Directories & Year Books

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Ethnic

Family Histories

  • [de Clugny] Coddington, John Insley. "The Marquis de Clugny at Edenton, North Carolina, 1795-1798," The American Genealogist, Vol. 42, No. 3 (Jul. 1966):144-148. FHL 973 D25aga v. 42; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • [Jones] Jones, L.H. Captain Roger Jones of London and Virginia, Some of His Antecedents and Descendants: With Appreciative Notice of Other Families, viz.: Bathurst, Belford, Browning, Carter, Catesby, Cocke, Graham, Fauntleroy, Hickman, Hoskins, Latanes, Lewis, Meriwether, Skelton, Walker, Waring, Woodford, and Others: Notes. Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell's Sons, 1891. FHL Fiche 6060672; digital version at Family History Archives; Google Books; Internet Archive.

History

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Organizations

Vital Records

Wills & Estates

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).