|Pamtecough Precinct was formed in 1705 from
part of the existing Bath County.
In 1712, Pamtecough Precinct was renamed to Beaufort
In 1705, one of the sub-divisions
of Bath County was named Pamptecough Precinct. 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 Precinct
during its brief existence.