Edgecombe County has many tourism assets that offer a variety of opportunities for leisure and recreation. Dr. David L. Edgell, Director of the Institute for Tourism at East Carolina University, said that “rural travel destinations still offer the most diversity in beauty, experience, culture, heritage, and service.” We have ecotourism including fishing, hunting and boating. We have many heritage and cultural attractions including registered historic properties, the Historic Town of Princeville, the Historic Town of Tarboro, the Veterans Museum, Blount-Bridgers House, and Quigless Clinic just to name a few. We also have scenic landscapes, a sports complex, ATV parks, the new East Carolina Agriculture and Education Center, a public golf course, many great events and festivals, and a vibrant main street corridor. People come from all over to get a taste of Edgecombe County living, and many find it hard to leave.
If you are new to the County, come and visit a while. See that we have whatever you want. Whether you want to relax or get out and have some fun, it’s right here in Edgecombe County. If you are a county resident, get out and rediscover what’s right at your own back door.
For information on other attractions in the area, go the Tarboro-Edgecombe Website or the Rocky Mount Tourism Website. You can also read about a great driving tour that highlights the beauty of Edgecombe county on visitnc.com
See What You've Been Missing
We're uncovering our hidden treasures that you just might not know about. Come and tour Edgecombe and find out what you've been missing.
Our Featured Treasures:
The Franklinton Center at Bricks
The Douglas Block
Huckleberry Ridge Hunting Preserve
On the Square Restaurant
The Tarboro Cotton Press
Get Listed as an Edgecombe Tourism Asset!
An effort is underway to identify and register all of our Tourism Assets. This inventory will be used to better coordinate our sites, venues and events as we develop our tourism industry. It will also be used in future marketing efforts.
Sports and Racing
Complete the appropriate form(s) and retun it to:
Eric Evans, Assistant County Manager
Office of the County Manager
PO Box 10 - Tarboro, NC 27886
(252) 641-1230 - fax