What if you gleaned deeper in your rural community and discovered far more than you ever could imagine?  That happens with us at Chowan Discovery in carrying out our mission to research, document, preserve and present the Winton Triangle’s fascinating history.

Among our Winton Triangle findings are Civil War soldiers who were the destroyers of slavery, pioneering school founders, Civil Rights activists, airplane owners, missionaries, a crusading newspaper publisher, the records of a century-old fairground, a woman’s diaries, an early colonial war of genocide, accomplishment beyond what we have seen before - and more. 

A great part of our work is to add value to the past and future of America.  Our decade- plus of work attracts the curious, and this includes our local and national audience, genealogists, history professionals, civic leaders, teachers, librarians, curators, journalists and, so dear to us, our supporters. 

While this website cannot offer you everything that we have learned, we want you to explore each page, check in from time-to-time because there is always more to come from Chowan Discovery.



We want to give new value to the Winton Triangle area by recognizing our historical, social and economic importance. We hope to ..


It is our mission to point out and enlighten all about the gifts that the Winton Triangle has made to the world. We do this by connecting our research with our audiences.


...while centered in Hertford County, NC, Chowan Discovery stride to benefit beyond its region as well. Our lecture topics reach from Hertford County to Haiti.