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 NORTHAMPTON COUNTY
488 grants issued from 1742 to 1866

NCpedia article   Wikipedia article
County Seat: Jackson

History: Northampton County was formed in 1741 from Bertie County. It was named for James Compton, Earl of Northampton. 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: James Compton, 5th Earl of Northampton (1687–1754), a British peer and politician

State Archives Code: 071

Bordering Counties
Bertie
Halifax
Hertford
Warren
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Chowan
Edgecombe
Franklin
Gates
Martin
Nash
Vance
Washington
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County information courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina MARS database, Record ID=12.14.93
Map of North Carolina highlighting Northampton County. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.