Bath, incorporated in 1705, was the first
county seat of Beaufort County until Washington was made the county seat in 1785.
Beaufort County was
named for Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort, who in 1709 became one of the
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The North Carolina quarter was printed in 2001 by the U.S. Mint and features the Wright Brother's famous first flight at Kitty Hawk.
The quarter features the date North Carolina signed the constitution, 1789. However, the States slogan is listed as "First Flight", while it is really "First in Flight".