Nash County, North Carolina

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Nash County, North Carolina
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Location within North Carolina
Location within North Carolina
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North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Founded1777
Named forFrancis Nash
SeatNashville
Largest cityRocky Mount
Area
 • Total543 sq mi (1,406 km2)
 • Land540 sq mi (1,399 km2)
 • Water2.4 sq mi (6 km2), 0.4%
Population
 • (2010)95,840
 • Density177/sq mi (68/km2)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.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]