County Seat: Beaufort (1723
Towns & Cities:
Atlantic Beach, Cape Cateret, Emerald Isle, Harkers Island, Indian Beach, Marshallberg, Morhead City, Newport, Peletier, Pine Knoll Shores, Salter Path, Smyrna
County was formed in 1722 from Craven County.
It is in the eastern section of the State and is bounded by the Atlantic
Ocean and Jones, Onslow, and Craven counties and on the banks by Hyde County.2
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