Welcome to Black Rock


The 2017 Annual Owners Meeting of the Association will be held on Saturday, December 2.  The meeting will start at 3 PM and will be held at the Chowan County Office Building in Edenton.    The Board of Directors invites all owners to attend the upcoming meeting.  Meeting agenda and the proposed budget for 2018 will be provided soon.  Minutes from the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting are available at the following link.  Click here:  Annual Meeting Minutes 3 Dec 2016

Click here for minutes of the most recent Board of Directors (BoD) Meeting: Minutes 7-15-17


Black Rock is a planned community managed by a Home Owners Association.   The Association is managed by a member-elected Board of Directors.   On January 9, 2014 the declarant turned over control of the Association to the property owners of Black Rock.  Turnover marks a major milestone in the  life of the Association and paves the way for future growth and quality of life enhancement.

It is a picturesque, serene and quiet community nestled along the Chowan River in Bertie County, North Carolina.  Located on the oldest permanent settlement in North Carolina, the community is located just five miles from the historic town of Edenton, which is sometimes referred to by visitors as a “miniature Charleston.”

IMG_0891Morning sunrises peek over the Chowan River and sunsets linger over the trees and farmland lying to the west of the community.  Historic preservation societies acknowledge that the mansion of former Governor Charles Eden, a friend of Edward Teach (a.k.a. Blackbeard the Pirate), was located on grounds within the community boundaries.

The community is named after the large rock found in the Chowan River which lies less than a few hundred yards from the shore of the community.  The rock is believed to be a meteor and stands at least 30 feet tall, although the majority of the rock is usually covered by the river.  At low tide the rock is easier to see as birds and ducks congregate on and around the rock.

Black Rock is a community consisting of 120 lots, with the majority of lots approximately one acre in size.  The community consists of a number of custom built homes ranging in price from $300,000 to over $3M.  Located under the Local  Information tab on this website is a photo gallery that takes you on a tour of the community.  514 (2)

Lots are elevated with beautiful views of the Chowan River and its convergence with the Albemarle Sound.  The elevated lots of Black Rock make the community highly desirable since flood insurance is not required.  The community offers property owners a variety of lot style features, including water front, water view, wooded, and cleared areas.

Annual home owner association fees are collected to cover the costs associated with operating the association, including maintaining the community in a high standard of appearance.  The association owns over 13 acres of common area property.

Every lot owner enjoys access to the Chowan River via a community owned common area property.  The water access area provides an area for swimming, fishing and observing water activity.

We are located just over an hour from Virginia Beach, Virginia; Greenville, NC and the Outer Bank beaches of North Carolina.

A local marina and two golf courses are nearby.


Black Rock is a wildlife bird sanctuary.  Numerous Canadian geese and ducks make this their home year-round.  Every winter approximately 2000 beautiful white tundra swans migrate to the area and take up residence for several months. Deer and wild turkeys live in the surrounding wooded areas and are seen almost on a daily basis.

Boat Launch area

 Directly across the river within a 5 minute drive is a state maintained public boat launch facility.  The boat launch area was renovated in 2010 with paved parking areas, fishing pier and restrooms.  All areas are under lights.