Winton Town Hall is located at 405 North Main Street, Winton, NC 27986; phone: 252-358-3041.
Winton was incorporated as a town in 1766, replacing Cotton's Ferry as the county seat of government. Originally known as Wynntown, it was named for Benjamin Wynn, a state assemblyman who donated 50 acres of land for a town commons. It is located along the Chowan River. In 1881 David Owen established the Owen Tobacco Company which, at the time, was the only tobacco manufacturer in northeastern North Carolina.