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. With a population of approximately 56,000 persons, the County maintains a firm agricultural base while supporting the addition of environmentally friendly industries (Sara Lee, Keihin, QVC, and MBM).
The County continues to maintain its famous charm and hospitality. Tarboro, the County Seat, is particularly beautiful and offers brick paved sidewalks, a Downtown Historic District and the historic Town Common among other attractions.
The city of Rocky Mount is the largest municipality in the county. Rocky Mount is divided into two (2) counties, Nash and Edgecombe. There are jobs available within the County and our local Community College offers a wide variety of educational and skills enhancing opportunities. Within 30 minutes drive are East Carolina University, Barton College and Wesleyan College.
Medical facilities include Heritage Hospital and Nash General, which is located on the Nash County side of Rocky Mount. Also located in Edgecombe County is the Tarboro Clinic, a large physicians practice offering excellent medical care. Within thirty minutes drive is the nationally known East Carolina University Medical Center and Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
Edgecombe County's location offers a mild year 'round climate with four distinct seasons. After a brief winter snowfall or two, we know that it won't be long until the Dogwoods begin to bloom. After a few days of hot sunbathing days in summer, we know that the local maple trees will soon begin to show the brilliant colors of fall.
Family, religious worship, friends and work are treasured commodities in Edgecombe County. Edgecombe County is a beautiful spot in Eastern North Carolina. If you plan to visit our County, please stop by the Tarboro/Edgecombe County Chamber of Commerce or the Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce. They can show you how to maximize your visit.