Nash County, North Carolina

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Nash County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Nash County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1777
Seat Nashville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

543 sq mi (1,406 km²)

2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.45%
 - (2000)
 - Density

161/sq mi (62/km²)

Nash County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, 87,420 people lived there. Its county seat is Nashville.

History[change | edit source]

The county was made in 1777 from Edgecombe County. It was named for Brigadier General Francis Nash, who had been wounded that year at the Battle of Germantown.

In 1855 parts of Nash County, Edgecombe County, Johnston County, and Wayne County were combined to make Wilson County.

Government[change | edit source]

Nash County is part of the regional Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments.

Connected Counties[change | edit source]

These counties are connected to Nash County:

Cities and towns[change | edit source]

These are the cities and towns in Nash County:

Other websites[change | edit source]