Pitt County was formed from Beaufort County on Jan. 1, 1761. Its neighbors, Greene and Lenoir counties, were formed from old Dobbs County (no longer extant). On its northwestern edge, Wilson was formed from Edgecombe County. Edgecombe was formed from Bertie County (north of present Martin). Martin County was formed largely from Tyrrell County, now east of Martin. Beaufort was created in 1712 when Pamptecough Precinct was divided. On the south, Craven County was also carved from the older Bath County. See the Pitt County Formation Map for details.
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Map by Elizabeth Ross, 1989; reprinted 1997.
Pitt and its Contemporary Surrounding Counties - Joyner Library
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