Washington County

Washington County

Last updated July 2021

8,008 Total Voters

Republican 15.91% Democrat 61.91% Libertarian 0.21% Green 0% Constitution 0% Unaffiliated 21.97%
White 44.58% Black 47.83% Other 7.59%

Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 13,228. Its county seat is Plymouth. The county was formed in 1799 from the western third of Tyrrell County. It was named for George Washington.

There are three incorporated towns in Washington County. Plymouth is the county seat. Other towns are Roper and Creswell. Washington County is known for rich farmland, extensive forests and abundant public access waters. The Roanoke River and Albemarle Sound form the northern boundary. Lake Phelps is 16,000 acres and is part of Pettigrew State Park in Creswell. Somerset Place is a restored antebellum plantation and NC Historic Site on Lake Phelps.

The Pungo Unit of the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in the southern part of the county is said to have the best public black bear viewing in North Carolina. This part of the State is known for having the world's largest black bears and highest black bear densities, according to the NC Black Bear Biologist, Colleen Olfenbuttel. The award-winning NC Black Bear Festival takes place in Plymouth on the first weekend in June.

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Unemployment 11.93%

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In the General Assembly

  • State House
  • Paul Tine (NC-6)
  • State Senate
  • Clark Jenkins (NC-3)

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