Welcome to Edgecombe County!!
Located on the Edge of yesterday and tomorrow, Edgecombe County is an eastern North Carolina County that is rich in history but ready for the future. Edgecombe is a rural county situated approximately one hour's drive east of Raleigh and two hour's drive inland from North Carolina's beaches. Our 56,000+ friendly citizens enjoy a rural lifestyle, good schools, quality healthcare, and loads of leisure activities. Our economy encompasses everything from some of the most productive farms in the state to advanced manufacturing facilities.
Edgecombe County Government "exists to serve the residents, businesses, and industries of the County in such a manner as to sustain and raise the quality of life for the citizenry". You can access information about our County and government services right here on our website. Also, watch this video on What County Governments Do.
Be sure to see all of our departments listed at the top and items of special interest to the left.
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Come and see what Edgecombe County has to offer. There is lots to see and do, including historic, cultural, outdoor, and family-friendly tourist attractions. We are rich in history and ready for the future. Visit Edgecombe!
Diabetes Support Group - The Edgecombe County Health Department Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is sponsoring a monthly Diabetes Support Group. The meetings will be held the first Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Edgecombe County Human Services Building located at 122 E. St. James Street in downtown Tarboro. For more information, call (252) 641-7588.
Law Enforcement Awareness for Citizens - June 12, 2015
Third Annual Junior Sheriff's Academy - June 15th - June 26th, 2015 or July 6th - July 17th, 2015
See what else is happening by visiting our Edgecombe Events Calendar.
Reasons to Visit Edgecombe!
Follow our tourism page on Facebook called "Discover Edgecombe" to discover all the great things to see and visit in our county.
You can find Edgecombe County attractions, lodging, events and dining on the visitnc.com website. Just search "Edgecombe County" or select one of our towns like Rocky Mount or Tarboro.
For those who love the outdoors, the Tar River offers a great opportunity for canoeing, fishing and camping. Visit the www.tarpamlicowatertrail.org for information of the river or to reserve one of several river platforms.
Read the latest Tarboro Story, and find out more reasons to visit Edgecombe.
Learn about the Edgecombe County notables on the Twin County Hall of Fame Museum website.
In Honor of Our Soldiers....
The Tarboro Golden K honors a deceased soldier on the first Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m. by raising a flag in his/her name. The ceremony is held on the Town Commons in Tarboro. Click here for a list of names to be honored.
The Edgecombe County Cooperative Extension's Agricultural and Education Center is a great facility for your next reunion, wedding reception, cattle sale, business meeting, and much more!
Download our brochure for more details, or call 252-641-7827
Edgecombe County Properties FOR SALE.
for a list of properties obtained through tax forecloser. If you would like to make an offer to purchase a property, download and complete this FORM
Mail to : Edgecombe County Planning Department,
P.O. Box 10,Tarboro, NC 27886
for more infromatiom call: (252) 641-7802.
You can also purchase surplus equipment, vehicles, and other items through Gov Deals
(You can search by selecting "North Carolina" for State and "Edgecombe County, NC" for Seller Name)
Did you know that you can go online to apply for Food and Nutrition benefits, Family & Children and Adult Medicaid?
ePASS(Electronic Pre-Assessment Screening Service) is a quick and easy way for individuals and families to learn about and apply for available benefits and services.
Online applications are available for Food and Nutrition Services(formerly Food Stamps) as well as Medical Assistance(Medicaid and NC Health Choice or CHIP). You can learn if you are potentially eligible for Medical Assistance by completing an electronic pre-assessment screening.
Go to the ePass Website to learn more or to start the process now.
Need a Ride?
Tar River Transit Provides Transportation for Edgecombe County Residents through the Rural General Public Program. View the flyer for more information and a route schedule.
Click on the links for more information about Hurricane Preparedness Week!
Hurricane Flyer (General Information)
Hurricane Flyer (Spanish)
Flooding Flyer (Spanish)
Storm Surge Watches & Warnings
Rip Current Safety
Rip Currents: Break the Grip of the Rip!