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Dobbs County, North Carolina
Dobbs County from a 1775 map of North Carolina
|Etymology: Arthur Dobbs, Governor of North Carolina from 1754 to 1765.|
|Seat||Walnut Creek, Kingston (Now Kinston)|
Dobbs County is a former county located in the Province of North Carolina and later the state of North Carolina. It was formed in 1758 from Johnston County, though the legislative act that created it did not become effective until April 10, 1759. It was named for Arthur Dobbs, Governor of the Province of North Carolina from 1754 to 1765.
In 1779 the western part of Dobbs County became Wayne County, and the county seat was moved from its original location on Walnut Creek to the town of Kingston, which was renamed Kinston in 1784. Because the name Dobbs reminded the population of the colonial past, in 1791 Dobbs County was divided by the North Carolina legislature into Glasgow County (later renamed Greene County) and Lenoir County, and ceased to exist.
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