Chowan County is named for the Chowan Native American tribe.
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
Location: 117 East King Street / Court Street
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.
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Photos taken 2012