The Historic Small Town That Every North Carolinian Should Visit At Least Once

From the early days when the Tuscarora Indians settled the region to now, Tarboro is an interesting, historic small town that every North Carolinian should visit at least once. The town was chartered on Nov. 30, 1760, and officially became the county seat of Edgecombe County in 1764. It was a thriving riverport until the Civil War started, then by 1861, 60% of the county’s population — over 10,000 people — was enslaved. After the war, many newly-freed people crossed over the Tar River and founded Freedom Hill, which became Princeville in 1885, the first town in the U.S. incorporated by African Americans. In 1977, the National Park Service recognized the Tarboro Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, spanning 45 blocks and including more than 300 structures. Let’s take a look at this historic, small town.

Are you ready to visit this historic small town in North Carolina? The education is endless about historic Tarboro. If you go, please tell us about your experience in the comments below.

Address: Edgecombe County Courthouse, 301 St Andrew St, Tarboro, NC 27886, USA
Address: Tarboro Town Common, 202 W Wilson St, Tarboro, NC 27886, USA
Address: Blount-Bridgers House, 130 Bridgers St, Tarboro, NC 27886, USA
Address: Calvary Episcopal Church, 411 E Church St, Tarboro, NC 27886, USA
Address: On the Square, 115 E St James St, Tarboro, NC 27886, USA
Address: Off The Main, 417 N Main St, Tarboro, NC 27886, USA

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