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Washington County Washington County is located on the northeastern coast of North Carolina , south of the Albemarle Sound River , east of US Highway 17 and north of US Highway 264 . The county is approximately 104 miles northeast of Seymour Johnson AFB and about 40 miles from DCR . The county is bordered to the north by Chowan County , Perquimans County to the northeast , Tyrrell County to the east , Hyde County to the southeast , Beaufort County to the southwest , Martin County to the west , and Bertie County to the northwest . Washington County is home to a variety of scenic waterways , wildlife , forests , and lakes . The area is composed of approximately 424 square miles ; of this area 18 percent , or 76 square miles , is water . Washington County includes numerous bodies of water including East Dismal Swamp , Roanoke and Scuppernong Rivers , and Pungo and Phelps Lakes .
Established in 1799 , the county was formed from officially named after George Washington . The c County is the town of Plymouth . Creswell and Ro Washington County . The 2010 population was 1
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During the colonial period , Plymouth was established as an important river port . Washington County was home to one of the most prosperous plantations in North Carolina , Somerset Place , which encompassed more than 100,000 acres . The plantation operated from 1785 until 1865 . During the Civil War , Plymouth was a strategic port for both the Union and the Confederacy . The Battle of Plymouth took place in Washington County in April 1864 .
The Washington County Arts Council and the Port O ’ Plymouth Roanoke River Museum are the most prevalent cultural attractions in the county . Some events held in Washington include the Civil War Living History Weekend , Riverfest , Indian Heritage Week , and the Somerset Homecoming . The primary industries in Washington County are agriculture and manufacturing . Tobacco , corn , sage , and livestock are agricultural products of the county , whereas several factories produce paper products , plywood and lumber , and clothing .
Washington County Courthouse
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Established in 1799, the county was formed from parts of Tyrrell County and  officially named after George Washington. The county seat of Washington  County is the town of Plymouth. Creswell and Roper are other towns within  Washington County. The 2010 population was 13,228.  Washington County Washington County is located on the northeastern coast of North Carolina,  south of the Albemarle Sound River, east of US Highway 17 and north of US  Highway 264. The county is approximately 104 miles northeast of Seymour  Johnson AFB and about 40 miles from DCR. The county is bordered to the  north by Chowan County, Perquimans County to the northeast, Tyrrell  County to the east, Hyde County to the southeast, Beaufort County to the  southwest, Martin County to the west, and Bertie County to the northwest.  Washington County is home to a variety of scenic waterways, wildlife, forests,  and lakes. The area is composed of approximately 424 square miles; of this  area 18 percent, or 76 square miles, is water. Washington County includes  numerous bodies of water including East Dismal Swamp, Roanoke and  Scuppernong Rivers, and Pungo and Phelps Lakes.   Source: http://www.northcarolinahistory.org/encyclopedia/690/entry  During the colonial period, Plymouth was established as an important river  port. Washington County was home to one of the most prosperous  plantations in North Carolina, Somerset Place, which encompassed more  than 100,000 acres. The plantation operated from 1785 until 1865. During  the Civil War, Plymouth was a strategic port for both the Union and the  Confederacy. The Battle of Plymouth took place in Washington County in  April 1864.  The Washington County Arts Council and the Port O’ Plymouth Roanoke River  Museum are the most prevalent cultural attractions in the county. Some  events held in Washington include the Civil War Living History Weekend,  Riverfest, Indian Heritage Week, and the Somerset Homecoming. The  primary industries in Washington County are agriculture and manufacturing.  Tobacco, corn, sage, and livestock are agricultural products of the county,  whereas several factories produce paper products, plywood  յȳ )ѡ ) ɽչ I )]͡ѽ չ ѡ͗ + + + + )A ˊ@