Place:Beaufort, North Carolina, United States

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NameBeaufort
Alt namesPamtecough Precinctsource: 1705-1712 name in Bath County
Beaufort Precinctsource: 1712-1739 name in Bath County
Beaufort Countysource: 1739-present name
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.433°N 76.867°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1729 - )
Also located inBath, North Carolina, United States     (1705 - 1739)
See alsoPamlico, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)

Beaufort was established in 1712 as a precinct of Bath County in the British colony of Carolina when the existing Pamtecough Precinct was renamed.

Note: North Carolina did not officially exist as a separate colony until 1729 or a state until 1789.

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Timeline

1705 - Bath County establishes Pamtecough Precinct within its borders in the British colony of Carolina (Province of Carolina).

1712 - Pamtecough Precinct is renamed to Beaufort Precinct.

1729 - Beaufort Precinct of Bath County becomes located in the newly separate British colony of North Carolina (Province of North Carolina).

1739 - Beaufort Precinct is renamed to Beaufort County, when Bath County is abolished.

21 Nov 1789 - Beaufort County becomes located in the new state of North Carolina.

Records

Date Event Source
1695 Land records recorded. Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1705 Precinct formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1720 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1739 County formed
1744 Court 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
1847 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 5,462
1800 6,242
1810 7,203
1820 9,850
1830 10,969
1840 12,225
1850 13,816
1860 14,766
1870 13,011
1880 17,474
1890 21,072
1900 26,404
1910 30,877
1920 31,024
1930 35,026
1940 36,431
1950 37,134
1960 36,014
1970 35,980
1980 40,355
1990 42,283

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Modern Beaufort County

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Beaufort County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 47,759. Its county seat is Washington. The county was founded in 1705 as Pamptecough Precinct. Originally included in Bath County, it was renamed Beaufort Precinct in 1712 and became Beaufort County in 1739.

Beaufort County comprises the Washington, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Greenville-Washington, NC Combined Statistical Area.

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Resources

source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog