Washington County, North Carolina

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Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 13,723. Its county seat is Plymouth[1].



The county was formed in 1799 from the western third of Tyrrell County. It was named for George Washington.

Law and government

Washington County is a member of the Albemarle Commission regional council of governments.

Washington County is one of the proposed sites for a Navy outlying landing field. This practice airfield would allow pilots to simulate landings on an aircraft carrier. Construction, which has not yet begun, is controversial [1] due to its potential ecological impact.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 424 square miles (1,099 km²), of which, 348 square miles (903 km²) of it is land and 76 square miles (197 km²) of it (17.89%) is water.


The county is divided into three incorporated towns: Plymouth (county seat), Roper, and Creswell.

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