North Carolina's 100 Counties
There are 100 counties in North Carolina. Click on the county links below to access information about a particular county.
Albemarle County, extinct 1689
Bath County, extinct after 1724
Clarendon County, abandoned by 1667
Dobbs County, abolished in 1791
Pamtecough (or Pamticough) County, renamed Beaufort County in 1712
Western counties now in Tennessee:
District of Washington (formerly the Watauga Settlement), annexed to North Carolina in 1776, name changed to Washington County in 1777 and ceded to the U.S. Government in 1790.
Sullivan County, formed in 1779 from Washington County, now Tennessee
Davidson County, formed from Washington County in 1783, now Tennessee
Corbitt, David Leroy. 2000. The formation of the North Carolina counties, 1663-1943. http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p16062coll9/id/290103.
(This resource is a history of the formation of North Carolina's counties, footnoted with annotations to legislative actions and contains maps and illustrations.)
Rudersdorf, Amy. 2010. "NC County Maps." Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.
10 October 2012