Craven County

The Beauty Within North Carolina

The County Made from the Now-Extinct Bath County

In the honor of William Earl of Craven; his death in 1697 preceded to the establishment of Craven in 1712. Craven County is located in the coastal region of North Carolina and is bordered by Beaufort County in the northeast, Pamlico County in the east, Carteret County in the southeast, Jones County in the southwest, Lenoir County in the west, and Pitt County in the northeast. Craven's county seat New Bern, was founded in 1722.

Things to do!

There are many fun and exciting tourist attractions found in the 774 square miles of Craven County. Just to name a few: Craven county is the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, the location of Tryon Palace which is a living history experience like no other, and the Ghosts of New Bern walking tour.

For those into natural landmarks, found here in Craven County is the Croatan National Forest and the lovely Gatlin beach.

Craven County's Government

Craven County adopted the County Manager form of government in 1979. The county manager is Jack B. Veit and under his leadership is the seven members on the Board of Commissioners.

Care to be a good citizen? Here's how!

*learn how county government works!

*share your thoughts and ideas!

*serve on county sub-committees and boards!

*be sure to voice your opinions by voting!

*And of course, help keep Craven CLEAN!