Photo: Light Keepers Dwelling, ca. 1907, Cape Lookout Village Historic District, Core Banks, NC. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Photographed by User:Jarek Tuszynski (own work), 2013, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed December, 2016.
The Carteret County Courthouse is located at 300 Courthouse Square, Beaufort, NC 28516; phone: 252-504-4466.
The county was established in 1722 from parts of Craven County. It is named for Sir John Carteret [1690-1763], the Earl of Granville, one of the Lord Proprietors of North Carolina.