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Bath County is an extinct county formerly located in the British American colony of North Carolina. The county was established in 1696 and was abolished in 1739. The original three precincts of Bath County—Pamplicough, Wyckham and Archdale—were renamed in 1712 and became Beaufort, Hyde, and Craven counties when Bath County split in 1738.[3][4]

Bath County, North Carolina
Former county
Historical map (1738) showing Albemarle and Bath counties
Albemarle and Bath counties (1738)
Etymology: John Granville, Earl of Bath[1]
SeatBath Town[3]

The town of Bath (still in existence as NC's oldest town) was a stopping place of Edward Teach, better known as the pirate Blackbeard. He is said to have married a local girl and briefly settled in the harbor town of Bath around 1716.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "North Carolina Gazetteer search: Bath County". NCpedia. State Library of North Carolina. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  2. ^ Agan, Kelly (10 October 2012). "Counties". NCpedia. State Library of North Carolina.
  3. ^ a b Brooks, Baylus; Hookway-Jones, G. (30 September 2015). "Port Bath". NCpedia. State Library of North Carolina.
  4. ^ Norris, David A. (2006). "Bath". NCpedia. State Library of North Carolina.

Coordinates: 35°28′52″N 76°48′11″W / 35.481°N 76.803°W / 35.481; -76.803