There are 2 US Post Offices in Chowan County serving a total of 14,744 residents equating to 7,372 residents per post office. It's estimated that approximately 23,533 packages are handled across the 2 county post offices annually. Chowan /t\u0283o\u028a\u02c8w\u0254\u02d0n/ County is one of the 100 counties located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,793. Its county seat is Edenton. The county was created between 1668 and 1671 as Shaftesbury Precinct and later renamed Chowan Precinct. It gained county status in 1739."