Welcome to Edgecombe County, NC

County seat, Tarboro, is a representation of the past

Located on the EDGE of yesterday and tomorrow

Founded in 1741, Edgecombe county is in the Coastal region of the state of North Carolina. Named after a member of parliament (1702-1741) and lord of the treasury, Richard Edgcumbe. The County is neighbored by: Halifax County (northwest), Martin County (east), Pitt County (southeast), Wilson County (Southwest), and Nash County (northwest).

Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners is there to help!

The 7 members of Edgecombe Counties board are there to help. They are the ones that adopted rules, ordinances, and policies for the county of Edgecombe and it's citizens. The next meeting, and all future meetings, are held on the first Monday of each month. Go to the second floor of the county Administration building; they are held in the commissioners room. County Manager Lorenzo Carmon (pictured left) is the one who precised over it all. He and the rest of the commissioners would love to hear your interests and concerns, and deal with them accordingly.

Don't wait, come enjoy the festivities and Historic aspects of Edgecombe County

Make an impact, go to the Tarboro.

Tarboro, established in 1760, has been settled for roughly 30 years prior. Tarboro has been the county eat since 1764, after Halifax count withdrew from Edgecombe county taking with it the previous county seat. The town is ran by Mayor Rick Page (pictured Right), and his ten other council members; including town manager M. Alan Thorton. If you wish to attend a meeting feel free to go to 500 Main Street, Tarboro, NC, on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The meetings are held on the second floor in the Town Council Chamber, in the Municipal Town Hall Administrative Building.

The Town Common

Tarboro is one of only two remaining, original town commons; the other being in Boston. The founding fathers in 1760 originally intended for it to be for grazing of the towns livestock, military drills, and community get-together's. Now its 15 acres of lawn, shaded by magnificent oaks, is the towns and counties pride and joy. It leads to the historical district of the town and is on the National Register of Historic Places. If the golfing, hunting, sports complex, ATV parks, museums, Tar river, etc. bring you to Edgecombe and the town of Tarboro, this historic jewel sure should!

A quaint place to retire or raise a family, Edgecombe County.

The kind of place that has towns where everyone knows everyone. From the retired to the just starting up families. Edgecombe has plenty of opportunities with Greenville right next to it. Don't forget its part of the Rocky Mount Metropolitan area, and then there's Raleigh just an hour away. Small country living, with the amenities of big cities a short drive away.