Chowan County

Chowan County, North Carolina

115 E King St PO Box 1030
Edenton, NC 27932
Phone: (252) 482-8431
Fax: (252) 482-0126

In northeastern NC on Albemarle Sound; organized as Shaftsbury Precinct of Albemarle County in 1668 (prior to statehood); name changed about 1681. Name Origin: For the Chowan River, which forms its western border; itself named for the Chowanoc, an Algonquian Indian tribe, probably 'those in the south.' Originally for Anthony Ashley Cooper (1621-83), Earl of Shaftsbury, an original lord proprietor of Carolina

Area (sq mi):: 233.31 (land 172.64; water 60.67) Population per square mile: 84.20
Population 2005: 14,528 State rank: 88 Population change: 2000-20005 0.00%; 1990-2000 7.60% Population 2000: 14,526 (White 59.90%; Black or African American 37.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 39.80
Income 2000: per capita $15,027; median household $30,928; Population below poverty level: 17.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,122-$24,682
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 27.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Example: Chowan County >> Chowan Indian tribe.
The Edenton Airport and Industrial Park restoration and enhancement project in Chowan County was initiated in 2000.
"The first step has been to get everything under shelter," says Mike Williams, director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Chowan County. That goal was achieved in 2005.
For more information: The Albemarle Learning Center, Chowan County, N.C.: Mike Williams, (252) 482-6585; e-mail
In Nash County, for instance, rifle hunters have to be in a stand at least six feet off the ground; in Hoke County, the minimum is 10 feet; and in Chowan County, the barrel of the rifle must be at least eight feet above the ground.
I would like to hear from the descendents of my great-great-great-great-grandfather' Dionishius Minchey (or Minchew), who was born about 1750 in Chowan County, N.C.
Several years ago, the lab of our nonprofit, 111-bed hospital made a commitment to become more active in the health care of our local area -- rural Chowan County, N.C.
Chowan County provides year-round school for children in kindergarten through third grade.
W Lee and Brother of Edenton in Chowan County and S.