North Carolina's Counties

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CountyCounty SeatDate
Alamance County Graham 1849 Orange County Battle of Alamance ADOPTABLE
Albemarle County Defunct 1689 1664 Original County George Monck, Duke of Albemarle ADOPTABLE Partitioned into Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank & Perquimans Counties
No Map Available
Alexander County Taylorsville 1847 Caldwell, Iredell & Wilkes Counties William J Alexander Jeanne
Alleghany County Sparta 1859 Ashe County An Indian Tribe ADOPTABLE
Archdale Precinct renamed Craven 1712 1705 Bath County John Archdale Sammie Jean No Map Available
Anson County Wadesboro 1750 Bladen County George, Lord Anson Sammie Jean
Ashe County Jefferson 1799 Wilkes County Samuel Ashe ADOPTABLE
Avery County Newland 1911 Caldwell, Mitchell and Watauga Counties Col Waightstill Avery ADOPTABLE
Bath County Bath Town 1696   John Granville, Earl of Bath ADOPTABLE No Map Available
Divided into Archdale, Pamtecough and Wickham Precincts in 1705
Beaufort County Washington 1712 Pamtecough Precinct Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort Sammie Jean
Bertie County Windsor 1722 Chowan County James and Henry Bertie Sammie Jean
Bladen County Elizabethtown 1734 New Hanover County Martin Bladen ADOPTABLE
Brunswick County Brunswick, initially
Southport, today
1764 Bladen and New Hanover Counties House of Brunswick Sammie Jean
Buncombe County Asheville 1791 Burke and Rutherford Counties Col Edward Buncombe ADOPTABLE
Burke County Morganton 1777 Rowan County Dr Thomas Burke Jeanne
Bute County Defunct, 1779 1764 Granville County John Stewart, Earl of Bute ADOPTABLE Partitioned into Franklin and Warren Counties in 1779
No Map Available
Cabarrus County Concord 1792 Mecklenburg County Stephen Cabarrus ADOPTABLE
Caldwell County Lenoir 1841 Burke and Wilkes Counties Joseph Caldwell Jeanne
Camden County Camden 1777 Pasquotank County Charles Pratt, Earl of Camden Sammie Jean
Carteret County Beaufort 1722 Craven County Sir John Carteret Sammie Jean
Caswell County Yanceyville 1777 Orange County Richard Caswell Sammie Jean
Catawba County Newton 1842 Lincoln County Indian Tribe Jeanne
Chatham County Pittsboro 1770 Orange County William Pitt, Earl of Chatham Sammie Jean
Cherokee County Murphy 1839 Macon County Cherokee Nation Sammie Jean
Chowan County Edenton 1670 Albemarle County Chowanor Tribe Sammie Jean
Clarendon County Abandoned, 1667 1664 Original County Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon ADOPTABLE No Map Available
Clay County Hayesville 1861 Cherokee County Henry Clay ADOPTABLE
Cleveland County Shelby 1841 Lincoln & Rutherford Counties Colonel Benjamin Cleaveland Jeanne
Columbus County Whiteville 1808 Bladen & Brunswick Counties Christopher Columbus ADOPTABLE
Craven County New Bern 1712 Bath County William Craven Sammie Jean
Cumberland County Fayetteville 1754 Bladen County William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland Jeanne
Currituck County Currituck Court House 1670 Albemarle County Indian Tribe Sammie Jean
Dare County Manteo 1870 Currituck, Hyde and Tyrrell Counties Virginia Dare ADOPTABLE
Davidson County (now Tennessee) Nashville 1783 Washington County (now Tennessee) Gen William Lea Davidson   No Map Available
Davidson County Lexington 1822 Rowan County William Lea Davidson ADOPTABLE
Davie County Mocksville 1836 Rowan County William Richardson Davie ADOPTABLE
Dobbs County Defunct 1791
Walnut Creek
1758 Johnston County Arthur Dobbs ADOPTABLE Partitioned into Greene, Lenoir and Wayne Counties
No Map Available
Duplin County Kenansville 1750 New Hanover County Gen Henry Hay, Lord Dupplin Sammie Jean
Durham County Durham 1881 Orange and Wake Counties Dr B L Durham ADOPTABLE
Edgecombe County Tarboro 1741 Bertie County Richard Edgecombe Sammie Jean
Fayette County Defunct 1784 Cumberland County Marquis de Lafayette Reverted back to Cumberland County Oct 1784 No Map
Forsyth County Winston-Salem 1849 Stokes County Col Benjamin Forsyth ADOPTABLE
Franklin County Louisburg 1779 Bute Benjamin Franklin ADOPTABLE
Gaston County Gastonia 1846 Lincoln County William Gaston Jeanne
Gates County Gatesville 1779 Chowan, Hertford & Perquimans Counties General Horatio Gates ADOPTABLE
Glasgow County Renamed Greene County 1799 1791 Dobbs County James Glasgow See Greene County No Map Available
Graham County Robbinsville 1872 Cherokee County William A Graham ADOPTABLE
Granville County Oxford 1746 Edgecombe County John Carteret, Earl of Granville ADOPTABLE
Greene County (now Tennessee) Greeneville 1783 Washington County (now Tennessee) Nathanael Greene   No Map Available
Greene County Snow Hill 1799 Glasgow County Nathanaeal Greene Sammie Jean
Guilford County Greensboro 1770 Orange and Rowan Counties Francis North, Earl of Guilford ADOPTABLE
Halifax County Halifax 1758 Edgecombe County George Montagu-Dunk, Earl of Halifax Sammie Jean
Harnett County Lillington 1855 Cumberland County Cornelius Harnett ADOPTABLE
Hawkins County (now Tennessee) Rogersville 1787 Sullivan County (now Tennessee) Benjamin Hawkins   No Map Available
Haywood County Waynesville 1808 Buncombe County John Haywood ADOPTABLE
Henderson County Hendersonville 1838 Buncombe County Leonard Henderson ADOPTABLE
Hertford County Winton 1759 Bertie, Chowan and Northampton Counties Francis Seymour Conway, Marquis of Hertford ADOPTABLE
Hoke County Raeford 1911 Cumberland & Robeson Counties Robert F Hoke ADOPTABLE
Hyde County Swan Quarter 1712 Wickham County Edward Hyde ADOPTABLE
Iredell County Statesville 1788 Rowan County James Iredell Sammie Jean
Jackson County Sylva 1851 Haywood & Macon Counties Andrew Jackson ADOPTABLE
Johnston County Smithfield 1746 Craven County Gabriel Johnston Sammie Jean
Jones County Trenton 1779 Craven County Willie Jones Sammie Jean
Lee County Sanford 1907 Chatham & Moore Counties Robert E Lee ADOPTABLE
Lenoir County Kinston 1791 Dobbs County William Lenoir ADOPTABLE
Lincoln County Lincolnton 1779 Tryon County General Benjamin Lincoln Jeanne
Macon County Franklin 1828 Haywood County Nathaniel Macon ADOPTABLE
Madison County Marshall 1851 Buncombe & Yancey Counties James Madison ADOPTABLE
Martin County Williamston 1774 Halifax & Tyrrell Counties Josiah Martin ADOPTABLE
McDowell County Marion 1842 Burke & Rutherford Counties Colonel Joseph McDowell Jeanne
Mecklenburg County Charlotte 1762 Anson County Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz ADOPTABLE
Mitchell County Bakersville 1861 Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Watauga & Yancey Counties Elisha Mitchell ADOPTABLE
Montgomery County Troy 1779 Anson County Richard Montgomery ADOPTABLE
Moore County Carthage 1784 Cumberland County Alfred Moore ADOPTABLE
Nash County Nashville 1777 Edgecombe County Gen Francis Nash ADOPTABLE
New Hanover County Wilmington 1729 Craven County House of Hanover Sammie Jean
Northampton Counties Jackson 1741 Bertie County George, Earl of Northampton ADOPTABLE
Onslow County Jacksonville 1734 New Hanover County Arthur Onslow Sammie Jean
Orange County Hillsboro 1752 Bladen, Granville & Johnston Counties William V, Prince of Orange Sammie Jean
Pamlico County Bayboro 1872 Beaufort & Craven Counties Pamlico Tribe ADOPTABLE
Pamptecough County Renamed Beaufort 1712 1705 Bath County Pamptecough River   No Map Available
Pasquotank County Elizabeth City 1668 Albemarle County Anglicized word meaning "where the stream forks" Sammie Jean
Pender County Burgaw 1875 New Hanover County William D Pender Sammie Jean
Perquimans County Hertford 1668 Albemarle County Native American Tribe ADOPTABLE
Person County Roxboro 1791 Caswell County Gen Thomas Person ADOPTABLE
Pitt County Greenville 1760 Beaufort County William Pitt ADOPTABLE
Polk County Columbus 1855 Henderson and Rutherford Counties Colonel William Polk Jeanne
Randolph County Asheboro 1779 Guilford County Peyton Randolph Sammie Jean
Richmond County Rockingham 1779 Anson County Charles Lennox, Duke of Richmond ADOPTABLE
Robeson County Lumberton 1787 Bladen County Col Thomas Robeson Joanne
Rockingham County Wentworth 1785 Guilford County Charles Watson Wentworth, Marquis of Rockingham Sammie Jean
Rowan County Salisbury 1753 Anson County Matthew Rowan Sammie Jean
Rutherford County Rutherfordton 1779 Tryon County Griffith Rutherford Jeanne
Sampson County Clinton 1784 Duplin County Colonel John Sampson Sammie Jean
Scotland County Laurinburg 1899 Richmond County Country of Scotland Sammie Jean
Stanly County Albemarle 1841 Montgomery County John Stanly ADOPTABLE
Stokes County Danbury 1789 Surry County Cpt John Stokes Sammie Jean
Sullivan County (now Tennessee) Blountsville 1779 Washington County (now Tennessee) John Sullivan   No Map Available
Sumner County (now Tennessee) Gallatin 1787 Davidson County (now Tennessee) Gen Jethro Sumner   No Map Available
Surry County Dobson 1770 Rowan Lord Surry Sammie Jean
Swain County Bryson 1871 Jackson & Macon Counties David L Swain ADOPTABLE
Tennessee County Now State of Tennessee 1788 Davidson County Ancient Capitol of the Cherokees See State No Map Available
Name of State, Territory divided between Montgomery & Robertson Counties
Transylvania County Brevard 1861 Henderson & Jackson Counties Two Latin Words meaning Across Woods ADOPTABLE
Tryon County Defunct 1768 Mecklenburg County William Tryon Jeanne No Map
Tyrrell County Columbia 1729 Bertie, Chowan, Currituck & Pasquotank Counties Sir John Tyrrell ADOPTABLE
Union County Monroe 1842 Anson & Mecklenburg Countiees Compromise Sammie Jean
Vance County Henderson 1881 Franklin, Granville & Warren Counties Zebulon Baird Vance ADOPTABLE
Wake County Raleigh 1771 Cumberland, Johnston & Orange Counties Margaret Wake Sammie Jean
Warren County Warrenton 1779 Bute County Joseph Warren Sammie Jean
Washington District Renamed Washington County (now Tennessee) 1777 1776       No Map Available
Washington County (now Tennessee) Jonesboro 1777 Washington District George Washington   No Map Available
Washington County Plymouth 1799 Tyrrell County George Washington Sammie Jean
Watauga County Boone 1849 Ashe, Caldwell, Wilkes & Yancey Counties Indian Tribe Sammie Jean
Wayne County Goldsboro 1779 Dobbs County Anthony Wayne ADOPTABLE
Wickham Precinct Renamed Hyde County 1712 1705 Bath County Temple Wycombe See Hyde County No Map Available
Wilkes County Wilkesboro 1777 Surry County and Washington District John Wilkes ADOPTABLE
Wilson County Wilson 1855 Edgecombe, Johnston, Nash & Wayne Counties Louis D Wilson ADOPTABLE
Yadkin County Yadkinville 1850 Surry County Yadkin River ADOPTABLE
Yancey County Burnsville 1833 Buncombe & Burke Counties Bartlett Yancey ADOPTABLE

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