Beaufort, North Carolina

Coordinates: 34°43′15″N 76°39′9″W / 34.72083°N 76.65250°W / 34.72083; -76.65250
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Beaufort (pronounced /ˈboʊfərt/) is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. It was established in 1722, which makes it the fourth-oldest town in North Carolina.[1][2]

In 2000, 771 people lived in Beaufort. The town is the county seat of Carteret County.[3] It is sometimes confused with Beaufort in South Carolina. However, the two names are pronounced differently.

Beaufort is in North Carolina's Inner Banks region. The North Carolina Maritime Museum is in Beaufort.

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Beaufort is at 34°43′15″N 76°39′9″W / 34.72083°N 76.65250°W / 34.72083; -76.65250 (34.720729, -76.652569).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.2 km²). About 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it (22.82%) is water.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Town of Beaufort". Archived from the original on 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  2. "A brief history of Beaufort, North Carolina". Beaufort Business Association. Archived from the original on 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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