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Craven County, North Carolina

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  • Rev. Wilbur Fisk Davis (1831 - 1912)
    Photos Request Photo Picture of Added by Candy Rev Wilbur Fisk Davis A bio of W.F. Davis from:Sketches and portraits of the Virginia Conference [of the Southern Episcopal Methodist Church] by John Jam...
  • Colonel Joseph Jarvis Cook (CSA) (1826 - 1869)
    Joseph Jarvis Cook, planter and Confederate officer, was born in Craven County, North Carolina, on December 1, 1826. He was the son of Major and Mary W. Cook. Cook was raised in both North Carolina a...
  • Elizabeth Hatch (1744 - 1790)
    17. JOHN5 HATCH (ANTHONY4, ANTHONY3, ANTHONY2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1740 in Perquimans County, NC, and died in Onlsow County, N.C.. He married ELIZABETH FONVIELLE, daughter of JOHN FONVIELLE and MARY.N...
  • Jeanne Fonville (1685 - 1720)
  • John Jean Fonville, II (1701 - 1773)
    John Fonvielle II formerly Fonville*Born 1701 in Manninkin Town, Virginia* Died before 27 Jan 1773 in Craven County, North Carolina Colony*Son of Jean (Fonville) Fonvielle [uncertain] and Francoise (L'...

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Official Website

The county was created in 1705 as Archdale Precinct from the now-extinct Bath County. It was renamed Craven Precinct in 1712 and gained county status in 1739. It is named for William, Earl of Craven, who lived from 1606-1697.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Adams Creek
  • Brice's Creek
  • Bridgeton
  • Cherry Branch
  • Cove City
  • Dover
  • Ernul
  • Fairfield Harbour
  • Fort Barnwell
  • Harlowe
  • Havelock
  • James City
  • Neuse Forest
  • New Bern (County Seat)
  • River Bend
  • Trent Woods
  • Vanceboro



Croatan National Forest (part)

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places