History for Carteret County

In 1723, Beaufort, named in honor of Henry Duke of Beaufort, became the county seat of Carteret County.

Carteret County was named in honor of Sir John Carteret afterwards (1744) Earl of Granville, one of the Lords Proprietors.

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1 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.





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