About Edgecombe

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 49,000 persons, the County maintains a firm agricultural base while supporting advanced manufacturing.

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. All of our other 10 municipalities offer something unique to what makes Edgecombe County great. 

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 UNC-Wesleyan.

Medical facilities within the County include Edgecombe County Health Department, ECU Health Edgecombe Hospital, ECU Health Multispecialty Clinic, Freedom Hill Health Center, and OIC Medical Center.  Within thirty minutes drive is the nationally known East Carolina University Medical Center.
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 Chamber of Commerce or the Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce. They can show you how to maximize your visit.