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 EDGECOMBE COUNTY
2790 grants issued from 1730 to 1941

NCpedia article   Wikipedia article
County Seat: Tarboro

History: Edgecombe County was formed in 1741 from Bertie County. It was named in honor of Richard Edgecumbe, who became Baron Edgecumbe in 1742, and who served as lord of the English Treasury. For further information see: THE FORMATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES, 1663-1943, by David Leroy Corbitt.

Boundary changes: The Newberry Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Name origin: Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe (1680–1758), a Lord High Treasurer and Paymaster-General for Ireland

State Archives Code: 037

Bordering Counties
Halifax
Martin
Nash
Pitt
Wilson
 2 Counties Over
Beaufort
Bertie
Craven
Franklin
Greene
Johnston
Lenoir
Northampton
Wake
Warren
Washington
Wayne
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County information courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina MARS database, Record ID=12.14.59
Map of North Carolina highlighting Edgecombe County. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.