Craven County

Region: Coastal Plain
County Seat: New Bern
Population: 91,4361
Towns & Cities:  Havelock, River Bend, Trent Wood
Craven was first created as Archdale Precinct of Bath County in 1705. The name was changed about 1712. It is in the eastern section of the State and is bounded by Carteret, Jones, Lenoir, Pitt, Beaufort and Pamlico counties. 2

Additional County History

Craven County North Carolina, the ideal vacation spot for sunseekers and history buffs alike. Our two major cities, New Bern and Havelock, blend the past with the present, beckoning visitors from around the world to sample our Southern charms.3

New Bern, the second oldest town in the state, is situated where the Trent and Neuse rivers meet. History abounds around every corner with over 150 historic landmarks, some dating back to the 18th century.3  

Business & Industry (1)
Education (1)
Government & Community Bodies (2)
Historical Sites & Museums (4)
Legends, Tails & Culture (1)

1 Population figures from Census Bureau Home Page for the 2000 Census.
2 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.
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