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Edgecombe County, North Carolina

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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

Links

Wikipedia

Rocky Mount Mills

NC GenWeb

Coolmore Plantation

Cool Spring Plantation

Old Town Plantation

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places