Edgecombe County

Edgecombe County, North Carolina

PO Box 10
Tarboro, NC 27886
Phone: (252) 641-7833
Fax: (252) 641-0456

In east-central NC, northeast of Goldsboro; organized Apr 4, 1741 (prior to statehood) from Bertie County, although deeds began in 1732. Name Origin: For Richard Edgecumbe (1680-1758), later 1st Baron Edgecumbe, English statesman. Present spelling is now accepted

Area (sq mi):: 506.58 (land 505.03; water 1.55) Population per square mile: 107.20
Population 2005: 54,129 State rank: 49 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.70%; 1990-2000 -1.70% Population 2000: 55,606 (White 39.30%; Black or African American 57.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 36.20
Income 2000: per capita $14,435; median household $30,983; Population below poverty level: 19.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,804-$22,328
Unemployment (2004): 8.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 21.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Rocky Mount (56,351)
  • Tarboro County seat (10,583)

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    English Professor Mary Wayne Watson presented a copy of her iconic photograph from World War I to Carol Banks, director of the Edgecombe County Veterans Military Museum.
    33/Logsboro Road Sewer Project during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday will be considered by Edgecombe County commissioners.
    Edgecombe County is a rural county located an hour's drive east of Raleigh, the capital city.
    Bank represented that as a result of the merger of its predecessor banks in 1990, Bank consolidated two branches in a shopping center in the Edgecombe County portion of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina banking market ("Rocky Mount Market") (10) into one location from which it continues to provide banking services and has retained the other location in the shopping center as a mail center and storage facility.
    In tobacco-growing northeastern North Carolina, Lorenzo Carmon, manager of Edgecombe County, helps to fiscally oversee the CJPP grant amount of $75,311 and believes it is vital in this era of shrinking government aid to monitor programs carefully, pool resources and avoid duplicating services.
    Four people drowned and two were missing in the Edgecombe County town of Pinetops after their boat hit a submerged car and capsized.
    At the 1993 ALA convention, Beach (1993), of Edgecombe County Memorial Library in Tarboro, North Carolina, stated the "first task" of rural librarians: "Get to know--really know your library through the eyes of your users," she told the audience.
    Craig Witherspoon, former Superintendent of Edgecombe County (NC) Schools, spotlights Edgecombe's successful 1:1 learning initiative.
    As one of the largest employers in Edgecombe County, we are committed to conserving energy by implementing sustainable solutions and reducing waste.
    English Professor Mary Wayne Watson recently presented a copy of her iconic photograph from World War I to Carol Banks, director of the Edgecombe County Veterans Military Museum.
    House of Representatives from Edgecombe County from 1994 to 1997.
    3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation today announced that the Kingsboro Industrial Sites in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, are the first recipients in the state to receive CSX Select Site designation.