Chowan County, North Carolina

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Chowan County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 14,526. Its county seat is Edenton[1].



During the American Civil War, the Albemarle Artillery was recruited in 1862 from Chowan and Tyrrell men at Edenton by local attorney William Badham, Jr.. After cannon were recast from bronze donated as bells from local courthouses and churches to arm the battery, the unit was renamed the Edenton Bell Battery. They named their cannon: Columbia, St. Paul, Fannie Roulac, and Edenton. Two of the guns, long thought lost, have been returned to Edenton in recent years. The St. Paul and the Edenton now can be seen on display at Edenton's waterfront park.[2]. The county was named after the historical Chowanoc American Indian tribe, also called Chowan. [3] [4]


Chowan County is a deep rooted community of faith. Some of the churches in the community include:


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 233 square miles (603.5 km2), of which 173 square miles (448.1 km2) is land and 61 square miles (158.0 km2) (26.00%) is water.

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