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Edgecombe County, North Carolina

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  • Reverend Jonathan Lawrence Thomas, Sr. (1735 - 1775)
    Residence : United States* Residence : United States* Residence : United States** Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via daughter Sarah Dew (born Thomas) by SmartCopy : Dec 8 2015, 0:00:59 UTC
  • Arthur Dew, Sr. (1725 - c.1795)
    Ancestor #: A031591 Service: NORTH CAROLINA Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE Jacob Battle, Sheriff of Edgecombe County, North Carolina paid Arthur Dew Voucher # 1783 for his contribution to the Rev. War. (North...
  • Ruth Eileen Pridgen (1910 - 1983)
    No Find a Grave Marker, but death certificate indicates information above. Spouse Lonnie Owens Pridgen.
  • Edward Pittman, Sr. (c.1761 - aft.1790)
    Reference: Family Search International Genealogical Index by LDS shows that Edward Pittman was born in about 1761 to Lurannah Susannah and Joel Pittman, who later moved to Horry County, SC. Notes birth...
  • Rev. William Anderson Knight (1778 - 1859)
    WILLIAM ANDERSON KNIGHT is the forefather of the large and influential Knight family connection of Berrien, Lanier and Cook counties, and was in the Primitive Baptist ministry for many years prior to h...

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The county was formed in 1741 from Bertie County. It was named for Richard Edgcumbe, a Member of Parliament from 1701 to 1742 and a lord of the treasury, who became 1st Baron Edgcumbe in 1742.

Edgecombe County was historically home to the Tuscarora Indians. Although most migrated north to New York in the 18th century, descendants of the Tuscarora still live in some parts of the county.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Conetoe
  • Leggett
  • Macclesfield
  • Pinetops
  • Princeville
  • Rocky Mount
  • Sharpsburg
  • Speed
  • Tarboro (County Seat)
  • Whitakers

Other Townships & Communities: Cokey, Crisp, Deep Creek, Lower Conetoe, Lower Fishing Creek, Lower Town Creek, Mercer, Otter Creek, Swift Creek, Sparta, Upper Conetoe, Upper Fishing Creek, Upper Town Creek and Walnut Creek



Rocky Mount Mills

NC GenWeb

Coolmore Plantation

Cool Spring Plantation

Old Town Plantation

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places