Community Resources

A community enriched and inspired by its history stays in step with its future.


Edenton-Chowan Schools

The local system serves 2,500 Chowan County students, and is proud to have the highest percentage of National Board Certified Teachers in the State, including North Carolina’s 2007 Teacher of the Year.

Lawrence Academy

Lawrence Academy seeks to provide a unique learning community - one committed to providing an outstanding environment and shaping a bright future for every student.

College Of The Albemarle

COA serves the Albemarle area with locations in Edenton and throughout northeastern North Carolina. The college is dedicated to meeting the lifelong learning needs of all citizens and providing accessible education, training, and retraining for better jobs and lives.

Health Care

Chowan Hospital

Chowan Hospital’s modern facility provides services and programs to 110,000 people in 7 counties. The partnership with Vidant/University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina gives our patient access to state-of-the-art services provided by East Carolina University, a top-notch academic medical center. Chowan Hospital has 111 beds and 55 practicing doctors.

Cultural Arts

Chowan Arts Council

Located at the base of Broad Street near the waterfront, the Chowan Arts Council Gallery and Gallery Shop feature local artists of all mediums. Exhibits are rotated frequently, and residents are treated to a delightful variety of programs.


Galleries, gift shops, book stores, and boutiques line Edenton’s Broad Street. A number of other interesting retail outlets are located in close proximity to the main retail district.

Two shopping centers on the downtown’s outer edges host a variety of stores, including our two main grocers.


Thirty-six churches grace the town and countryside of Edenton. Five churches within the city limits have undergone major expansions in recent years.


Population: Chowan County 14,515
Total Area: 233.35 square miles
Land Area: 172.75 square miles
Real Estate Tax(town) as of 1/1/08: $0.29/$100 of valuation
Real Estate Tax(county) as of 1/1/08: $0.61/$100 of valuation
Climate: Average is 60.9° F
January average is 42.3°,
June average is 75.3°
Rainfall: Average is 47.9 inches
Snowfall: Average is 4.6 inches
Elevation: 19 feet


Discover the rich history and architectural diversity of Edenton during a comprehensive 45 minute trolley tour through the historic district. An experienced guide will introduce you to the people and events that shaped the town as you travel past the beautiful and varied architecture. For further information on the town of Edenton, please explore