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Located on the Pamlico River, near the point where it empties into the Pamlico Sound, Bath was North Carolina’s first port of entry, trading mostly in naval stores, furs and tobacco. Incorporated in 1705, Bath is North Carolina’s oldest town. Bath houses the first Beaufort County courthouse, and the General Assembly met in Bath in 1743, 1744 and 1752, and, in 1746. In 1776, a new town, Washington, was formed fifteen miles up the Pamlico River, and the county government moved there in 1785.

 

 

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