History for Beaufort County

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 Lords Proprietors.

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1 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.





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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".

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