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Craven County, North Carolina


Craven County Courthouse is located at 406 Craven Street, New Bern NC 28560; phone: 262-636-6638.

What was to become Craven County was first formed in 1705 as a district of Bath County, becoming a county in its own right in 1712. It is named for colonial proprietor, Lord Craven (1606-1697). William, Earl of Craven was one of 8 original proprietors of the North Carolina colony.