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Bath County, North Carolina
Former county
Historical map (1738) showing Albemarle and Bath counties
Albemarle and Bath counties (1738)
Etymology: John Granville, Earl of Bath
Bath County, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Bath County, North Carolina
Bath County, North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
Established 1696
Extinct 1724
Seat Bath Town

Bath County is an extinct county formerly located in the British American colony of North Carolina. The county was established in 1696 and was abolished in 1739. The original three precincts of Bath County—Pamplicough, Wyckham and Archdale—were renamed in 1712 and became Beaufort, Hyde, and Craven counties when Bath County split in 1738.

The town of Bath (still in existence as NC's oldest town) was a stopping place of Edward Teach, better known as the pirate Blackbeard. He is said to have married a local girl and briefly settled in the harbor town of Bath around 1716.

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