Built in 1767, The Chowan County Courthouse is a wonderful specimen of 18th-century Georgian architecture with sloped roofs, tall windows, a centrally positioned clock tower, and arched entrances. Once the seat of the county of Chowan, this is a heritage structure that was recognized as a National Historic Landmark in the year 1970. The courthouse is open to the public for tours.
A prime example of a combination of Federal and Georgian styles of architecture, James Iredell House was built in 1776 by renowned supreme court judge James Iredell. Sr. The design of the house adheres to an 'L' shape formation that includes the main portion of the structure, flanked by a lower positioned block. The house is currently under the ownership of The Historic Society of Edenton and functions as a house museum.