Nash County, North Carolina

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Nash County, North Carolina
BellamyMill.jpg
Map of North Carolina highlighting Nash 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 1777
Named for Francis Nash
Seat Nashville
Largest city Rocky Mount
Area
 • Total 543 sq mi (1,406 km2)
 • Land 540 sq mi (1,399 km2)
 • Water 2.4 sq mi (6 km2), 0.4%
Population
 • (2010) 95,840
 • Density 177/sq mi (68/km2)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.co.nash.nc.us

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 | change 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 | change source]

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

Connected Counties[change | change source]

These counties are connected to Nash County:

Cities and towns[change | change source]

These are the cities and towns in Nash County:

Other websites[change | change source]