sky. After the Tuscarora war in 1711, Scots and English colonist came to the area. Settlement was slow, however, because the county is on an isolated peninsula. The earliest settlements were at the heads of rivers, creeks and bays. The interior of the county was settled as the road system was developed. What is now known as Pamlico County was formed from part of Craven County in 1872 and from parts of Beaufort County in 1874 and 1875.
Pamlico County is a rich environment of land (213,400 acres) and water (151,000 acres). A variety of habitats are found throughout the county, including open sound water, marshlands, and mixed pine and hardwood forests. This setting provides an extensive natural resource base for agriculture, forestry, fishing, and recreation. A large portion of the county's economic base is directly tied to farming, fishing, forestry and tourism, with the recreation and retirement industry becoming a more important part of the economy. Thus, the economic base of the county is very closely tied to the natural environment.
The county is largely bordered by water: Goose Creek and Pamlico River on the north, the Upper Broad Creek forms the county's western boundary with Craven County: Pamlico Sound lies to the east; and the Neuse River to the south. The mixture of farmlands, trees, marshes and open waters makes Pamlico County and attractive place to live, work and visit.
Source: Retrieved 07/14/2011 from "Pamlico County" at http://www.co.pamlico.nc.us/Default.aspx .