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Edgecombe County

Edgecombe County is named for Richard Edgecombe, who was the 1st Baron Edgecombe and a Lord High Treasurer and Paymaster-General for Ireland.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Halifax County 

E – Martin County

S – Pitt County

W – Wilson County and Nash County


Created:  April 14, 1741                         Map of North Carolina highlighting Edgecombe County

County Seat: 

Tarboro  1741 – present


County Courthouse – Tarboro  


Location:  301 St. Andrews Street / East Pitt Street

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern Colonial Revival

Architect:  Taylor and Crabtree of Nashville, Tennessee

Contractor:  T A Loving & Company of Goldsboro


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Tarboro. The southwest front has a projecting central section with entrance on the first story and large window above on the second story with peaked roof at the top. On the center of the roof is a high square cupola. The green colored roof is hipped. The building houses the County Superior Court and County District Court of the 7th Judicial District. 


See:  The contractor, T A Loving & Company of Goldsboro, constructed courthouses in Greene County and Lenoir County.


County Judicial Center – Rocy Mount


The County Judicial Center in Rocky Mount is shared with Nash County.


See:  The 7th Judicial District includes Nash County and Wilson County.


History:  The county was created in 1741 and Tarboro was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was erected in 1739 at Tarboro before the county was created. The second courthouse was designed by Bragg and constructed by Lynch and Whitice in 1835. The courthouse was remodeled in 1912 by Wheeler & Stern. The Third and present courthouse was constructed in 1964 to 1965.


County Administration Building – Tarboro  



Location:  201 St. Andrews Street / East Granville Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a four story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Tarboro to the south of the courthouse. The green colored roof is sloped along the edge.



County Courthouse – Tarboro















Photos taken 2012