Historic WintonOnlineAddressdowntownWinton, NC 27986Mailing Address - PO Box 627, NC 27986PhonePrimary - (252) 398-5922 Inhabited by Meherrin Indians long before it was chartered as Hertford County’s oldest town, Winton is situated on the banks of the Chowan River. Winton was the one of the first towns in the Confederacy sacked by Union troops during the Civil War. It was burnt to the ground in February, 1862. Winton enjoyed a revival in the latter part of the 19th century. Historic and cultural attractions include the Century Post Office Museum, the Old Church Cemetery, C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum and the Colonial Kitchen Museum.