Washington County





Region: Coastal Plain
County Seat: Plymouth
Population: 13,7231
Towns & Cities:  Creswell, Roper
Washington County in 1799 was formed from Tyrrell County. It is in the eastern section of the State and is bounded by Tyrrell, Hyde, Beaufort, Martin and Bertie counties, and the Albemarle Sound.2

Additional County History


Education (1)
Government & Community Bodies (4)
Historical Sites & Museums (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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