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Pamlico County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 13,144. Its county seat
Pamlico County is part of the New Bern, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area.
It was named after the sound of the same name. Pamlico was the name of an Indian tribe in Eastern North Carolina.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Pamlico was formed in 1872 from Craven and Beaufort. It was named after the sound of the same name. Pamlico was the name of an Indian tribe in Eastern North Carolina. There was a Pamptecough Precinct in North Carolina as early as 1705, but it was changed to Beaufort about 1712. It is in the eastern section of the State and is bounded by Pamlico Sound, Neuse River and Craven and Beaufort counties. The present area is 336.94 square miles and the 2000 population was 12,934. Court was held at an old store in Vandimere until 1876. In that year, an act was passed authorizing the commissioners to submit to a vote of the people the question of moving the county seat from Vandimere to some other place. Bayboro was made the county seat. It was incorporated in 1881.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 567 square miles (1,470 km2), of which 337 square miles (870 km2) is land and 230 square miles (600 km2) (41%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: