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Pamlico County Heritage Center

Fast facts about Pamlico County:

Created in 1872, the county is named for Pamlico Sound and the Native American tribe.

The county seat is Bayboro, named for the Bay River.  Other communities include Arapahoe, Grantsboro, Hobucken, Minnesott Beach, and Oriental.

Pamlico County’s land area is 336.94 square miles; the population in the 2010 census was 13,144.

It is worth noting that Oriental is known as “The Sailing Capital of North Carolina;" for every one permanent resident in Oriental, there are three sailboats moored along the waterfront.

Below:  Sunset at Oriental



The Pamlico County Heritage Center opened in August, 2009, the result of true grass root efforts by local citizens to preserve the heritage of this eastern NC county. At the front of the modest museum building, the heritage center shares office space with the county visitor center and Chamber of Commerce. The back room, however, is dedicated to Pamlico County history. Many of the artifacts displayed are ordinary, everyday objects related to the region’s three traditional major livelihoods: farming, fishing, and forestry. Other exhibits focus on family life circa 1900 – quilts, a mock country kitchen, a desk from Holt’s Chapel School, a 1920s school for blacks financed by the Rosenwald Fund. Also displayed are mounted animals. The raccoon, red fox, and river otter are common to the area, but most are anything but. Visitors will also see animals far removed from Pamlico County: a mountain lion, grizzly bear, bighorn sheep, wolf, and dozens more from across the nation and around the world.

Also on the property is the Heritage Village, which includes a working blacksmith shop, replica one-room school house, and barber shop. Located on Highway 55 in Grantsboro, the Center is hard to miss – a vintage shrimp trawler is “docked” in front of the building. Hours are 10-4 Tuesday-Friday and 10-1 Saturday. Free admission. 252-745-2239

Pamlico County is bordered by BEAUFORT and CRAVEN counties.