Thursday, July 6, 2017

Edgecombe County, North Carolina

On June 30, I enjoyed visiting Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Edgecombe County was formed in 1741, from neighboring Bertie County, so it's one of the older counties in North Carolina.

Edgecombe County Courthouse
I started in Tarboro, the county seat of Edgecombe County. Although Tarboro isn't the largest city in Edgecombe County (that distinction belongs to Rocky Mount, which straddles Edgecombe and Nash counties),  it's a charming place. I stopped at the Edgecombe County Courthouse, then walked and drove around Tarboro a bit. It's easy to tell there's a lot of history there.

Next, I visited the Edgecombe County town of Pinetops. Even though it has a population of less than 2,000, I was impressed by little Pinetops, and would like to explore around there some more. I did stop at a local park, where I tried to find a geocache, but found a VFW memorial instead. I also stopped by the Pinetops Branch Public Library for a quick photo.

Speaking of photos, my pictures from this adventure have been uploaded on Flickr, and can be found here.