The Royal Colony of North Carolina

North Carolina Counties Formed During The Royal Period (1729 to 1775)

Note: From well before 1729 to 1738, there were only two counties in North Carolina - Albemarle and Bath, and these were divided into precincts. In 1738, Albemarle County and Bath County were abolished and all precincts were renamed and redefined as counties.

     

Map of NC Counties as of 1729 
     

Map of NC Counties 1729 - 1740
 

Map of NC Counties 1741 - 1750

Onslow

1734 - present  

Edgecombe

1741 - present*

Bladen

1734 - present*

 

Northampton

1741 - present*
 

Granville

1746 - present*
 

Johnston

1746 - present*
 

Anson

1750 - present*
 

Duplin

1750 - present*

Map of NC Counties 1751 - 1760
 

Map of NC Counties 1761 - 1770

Orange

1752 - present*  

Mecklenburg

1762 - present*

Rowan

1753 - present*  

Brunswick

1764 - present*

Cumberland

1754 - present*  

Bute

1764 - 1779

Dobbs

1758 - 1791  

Tryon

1768 - 1779

Halifax

1758 - present*          

Hertford

1759 - present*          

Pitt

1760 - present          

     

Map of NC Counties 1771 - 1775
     
     

Chatham

1771 - present*      
     

Guilford

1771 - present*      
     

Surry

1771 - present*      
     

Wake

1771 - present*      
     

Martin

1774 - present      
     

Pelham

Never Established      

Maps of Each County With Known Towns / Villages - 1664 to 1800

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* Names remained the same, but boundaries changed over time.


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