|Pamtecough County (precinct) was formed in 1705
from part of the existing Bath
County. In 1712, Pamtecough County was renamed to Beaufort
In 1705, one of the sub-divisions of
Bath County was named Pamptecough County. This Indian word was
gradually anglicized to "Pamlico," now the name of
the major waterways upon which Pamtecough bordered, the Pamlico
Sound, and the Pamlico River. An even later division (in 1879)
created the contemporary Pamlico County.
Here to see the approximate boundaries of Pamtecough County
during its brief existence.