Place:Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

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NameEdgecombe
Alt namesEdgecombesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.9°N 77.583°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1741 - )
See alsoWilson, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Edgecombe County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is part of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 56,552. Its county seat is Tarboro.

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History

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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.

In 1746 part of Edgecombe County became Granville County; in 1758 another portion became Halifax County; and in 1777 yet another part became Nash County. In 1855 the formation of Wilson County from parts of Edgecombe County, Johnston County, Nash County, and Wayne County reduced Edgecombe to its present size, with a minor boundary adjustments.

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

Timeline

Date Event Source
1730 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1732 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1734 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1741 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1760 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1914 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 10,255
1800 10,421
1810 12,423
1820 13,276
1830 14,935
1840 15,708
1850 17,189
1860 17,376
1870 22,970
1880 26,181
1890 24,113
1900 26,591
1910 32,010
1920 37,995
1930 47,894
1940 49,162
1950 51,634
1960 54,226
1970 52,341
1980 55,988
1990 56,558

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External links

www.edgecombe.cc.nc.us/county/


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