Pasquotank County is a county located in the State of North Carolina. Pasquotank's county seat is Elizabeth City. As of 2010, its population was 40,661.
About Elizabeth City, NC
Known as the "Harbor of Hospitality," Elizabeth City is a waterfront community on the eastern seaboard, just 45 minutes from Norfolk, Virginia. The United States Coast Guard calls the harbor home and the North Carolina Potato Festival is held here annually. Architecture buffs can enjoy six National Register Historic Districts. Elizabeth City has been named one of The 100 Best Small Towns in America three times.
The Great Dismal Swamp NWR
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1974 to help protect and preserve a portion of the Great Dismal Swamp, a marshy region on the Coastal Plain of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina between Norfolk, Virginia, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina in the United States. It is located in parts of the independent cities of Chesapeake and Suffolk in Virginia, and the counties of Camden, Gates, and Pasquotank in North Carolina.
The refuge consists of over 111,000 acres (449 km²) of forested wetlands. Lake Drummond, a 3,100 acre (13 km²) natural lake, is located in the heart of the swamp. Outside the boundaries of the National Refuge, the state of North Carolina has preserved and protected additional portions of the swamp.