Bath Fast Facts
Population -- 652 est.
Location -- North of Pamlico River
One School -- Bath Elementary
Oldest Incorporated Town in North Carolina
Co-location of Pamlico Ferry
One time home of Blackbeard
Carolina Telephone Exchange "923"
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Bath, North Carolina
A Short History of Bath
In 1663 North Carolina was granted to eight of
the political friends of the recently restored King of England, Charles II. These men,
known as the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, promoted the settlement of this state.
Settlers from Virginia began to push into the Albemarle region of eastern Carolina. As
this area became inhabited some of the more adventurous settlers pushed southward and by
the 1690's settlers had begun to appear on the Pamlico River. In 1696 the county of Bath
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