Chowan County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Chowan County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, 14,526 people lived there. Its county seat is Edenton.

Chowan County
Chowan County Courthouse, Edenton
Chowan County Courthouse, Edenton
Map of North Carolina highlighting Chowan County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°08′N 76°36′W / 36.13°N 76.6°W / 36.13; -76.6
Country United States
State North Carolina
Founded1739
Named forChowanoc Indian Tribe
SeatEdenton
Largest townEdenton
Area
 • Total233 sq mi (600 km2)
 • Land172 sq mi (450 km2)
 • Water61 sq mi (160 km2)  26%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total14,793
 • Density86/sq mi (33/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.chowancounty-nc.gov

Law and governmentEdit

Chowan County is part of the local Albemarle Commission council of government.

Connected countiesEdit

The counties are connected to Chowan County:

Cities and townsEdit

These cities and towns are in Chowan County:

Other websitesEdit