Chowan County

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Chowan

Chowan County is named for the Chowan Native American tribe.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Gates County

E – Perquimans County

S – Washington County

W – Bertie County and Hertford County

 

Created:  1670                                        Map of North Carolina highlighting Chowan County

County Seat: 

Edenton  1772 – present

 

County Courthouse – Edenton  

 

Location:  101 South Broad Street / East Church Street

Built:  1979 – 1980

Style:  Modern Georgian

Architect:  J Everett Fauber. Jr.

Contractor:  Barnhill Contracting Company of Tarboro

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Edenton. The west front has a portico with four columns rising to a pediment. There are lower north and south wings. The roof is hipped.

 

Old County Courthouse – Edenton  

 

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Location:  117 East King Street / Court Street

Built:  1767

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  Joseph Hewes and Jacob Blount

Contractor:  Jack Hawkins

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds of the Town Green in the center of Edenton. The building has a central entrance trimmed with white colored wood on the south front. There is a wide pediment at the roof line. The roof is hipped. The building was renovated in 2004.

 

Note:  The courthouse is the oldest courthouse in North Carolina still used as a courthouse. The second oldest courthouse is located in Perquimans County.

 

History:  The first courthouse was erected in Edenton in 1719 and the second courthouse was erected in 1724. The third courthouse was constructed in 167 and is still standing. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1979 to 1980.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Edenton

 

 

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Commission Minutes 1978

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Edenton

 

 

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Photos taken 2012