Beaufort County, North Carolina

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Beaufort County, North Carolina
Beaufort County Courthouse.JPG
Beaufort County Courthouse
Map of North Carolina highlighting Beaufort County
Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1739
Named for Henry, Duke of Beaufort
Seat Washington
Largest city Washington
Area
 • Total 958 sq mi (2,481 km2)
 • Land 827 sq mi (2,142 km2)
 • Water 131 sq mi (339 km2), 14%
Population
 • (2010) 47,759
 • Density 58/sq mi (22/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.co.beaufort.nc.us

Beaufort County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, 44,958 people lived there. Its county seat is Washington.

Government[change | change source]

Beaufort County is part of the Mid-East Commission.

Connected counties[change | change source]

These counties are connected to Beaufort County:

Cities and towns[change | change source]

These cities and towns are in Beaufort County: