Nash County, North Carolina

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Nash County
Bellamy's Mill
Map of North Carolina highlighting Nash County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°58′N 77°59′W / 35.97°N 77.99°W / 35.97; -77.99
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forFrancis Nash
Largest cityRocky Mount
 • Total543 sq mi (1,410 km2)
 • Land540 sq mi (1,400 km2)
 • Water2.4 sq mi (6 km2)  0.4%%
 • Total95,840
 • Density177/sq mi (68/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district2nd

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]