Chowan County

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Chowan

Chowan County is named for the Chowan Native American tribe.

 

Created:  1670

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 west front has a portico with four columns rising to a pediment. There are lower north and south wings. The roof is hipped.  The building is located on landscaped grounds.

 

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 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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Gates County

E – Perquimans County

S – Washington County

W – Bertie County and Hertford County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012