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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The North Carolina State Insect is the Honey Bee.
Honey Bees provide valuable pollination for North Carolina Crops. One good hive of bees can contain approximately 30,000 Bees.