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Edgecombe County North Carolina




Edgecombe County administrative offices are located at 301 St. Andrew Street, Tarboro, NC 27886; phone:

Edgecombe was formed from Craven County in 1733 and confirmed by the North Carolina Legislature in 1741. Its name is Saxon and signifies "a valley environed with hills," and is derived from the Earl of Mount Edgecombe, who, as Naval Captain Edgecombe, had served under Admiral Byng in 1756.

  1. General Assembly of North Carolina, The Legislative Manual and Political Register of the State of North Carolina for the year 1874, Josiah Turner Jr., State Printer and Binder, Raleigh, 1874.
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