Counties in North Carolina that I have Visited

There are 100 counties in North Carolina
The Tar Heel State

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North Carolina County Outline Map

North Carolina, courtesy of: Mob Rule

I have visited 66 Counties = 66.0% of Counties in North Carolina

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Bodie Island Lighthouse, Outer Banks

State Capitol in Raleign
State Highpoint at Mount Mitchell

Counties in North Carolina

Below are the 100 counties in North Carolina. Although infrequent, counties sometimes do change so please let me know if any of this information is out of date and I will update it. Those counties that I have visited are in Red. If I have a photograph or other item associated with a county somewhere else on my website, there will also be a link.
  1. Alamance: Random Hills
  2. Alexander
  3. Alleghany: Alleghany/Grayson Border
  4. Anson
  5. Ashe
  6. Avery: Famous Louise's Rock House
  7. Beaufort: Ten Seats in North Carolina
  8. Bertie
  9. Bladen
  10. Brunswick
  11. Buncombe: Where They Lived as Children; Biltmore Estate; Highland; WNC Nature Center; Funkatorium; One World; Pack Square Park
  12. Burke: Linville Falls; Famous Louise's Rock House
  13. Cabarrus
  14. Caldwell
  15. Camden: Great Dismal Canal
  16. Carteret: Beaufort or Badminton; Ten Seats in North Carolina
  17. Caswell
  18. Catawba
  19. Chatham
  20. Cherokee
  21. Chowan: Smallest county in North Carolina (173 square miles).
  22. Clay
  23. Cleveland
  24. Columbus
  25. Craven: Hawaii on the Mainland
  26. Cumberland: Mash House Brewery & Chophouse
  27. Currituck: Currituck Beach Lighthouse; Weeping Radish Farm Brewery; Bordersplit
  28. Dare: Duck; Bodie Island Light Station; Cape Hatteras Light; Fort Raleigh National Historic Site; Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry; Outer Banks Brewing Station; Wright Brothers National Memorial
  29. Davidson: Random Woods; Welcome; Quad County Towns
  30. Davie
  31. Duplin
  32. Durham: Steve & Clark's Brew Pub and Sausage Co.; Triangle
  33. Edgecombe
  34. Forsyth: Quad County Towns
  35. Franklin
  36. Gaston
  37. Gates: Every Cardinal Direction
  38. Graham
  39. Granville
  40. Greene
  41. Guilford: Sports Facilities I Never Imagined; Quad County Towns; High Level; Random Woods
  42. Halifax
  43. Harnett
  44. Haywood
  45. Henderson
  46. Hertford
  47. Hoke
  48. Hyde: Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry; Ocracoke Light Station; An Extreme Definition of Southern; Union Jack over the USA
  49. Iredell
  50. Jackson: Harrah's Cherokee Casino
  51. Johnston
  52. Jones
  53. Lee
  54. Lenoir
  55. Lincoln: Rock Springs Campmeeting
  56. Macon
  57. Madison: Ancient River; Hot Springs Everywhere
  58. Martin
  59. McDowell: Linville Caverns; Famous Louise's Rock House
  60. Mecklenburg: Largest county population in North Carolina (695,454 people in 2000 Census); Municipally Owned Telephone; Caro-what?; Noble Layers
  61. Mitchell: Geo-BREWities
  62. Montgomery
  63. Moore
  64. Nash
  65. New Hanover
  66. Northampton
  67. Onslow: Undignified Floods
  68. Orange: Carolina Brewery; Morehead Planetarium Sundial
  69. Pamlico
  70. Pasquotank
  71. Pender
  72. Perquimans
  73. Person
  74. Pitt
  75. Polk
  76. Randolph: Quad County Towns
  77. Richmond
  78. Robeson: Largest county in North Carolina (949 square miles).
  79. Rockingham
  80. Rowan
  81. Rutherford: Ten Seats in North Carolina; Lake Lure; Chimney Rock
  82. Sampson: Thanksgiving Towns
  83. Scotland
  84. Stanly
  85. Stokes
  86. Surry
  87. Swain: Literal Roads to Nowhere; Oconaluftee Islands Park; Museum of the Cherokee Indian; Clingmans Dome; Mountainous Claims
  88. Transylvania: Oskar Blues
  89. Tyrell: Smallest county population in North Carolina (4,149 people in 2000 Census); A Tyrrell County Highpoint.
  90. Union: Go South to Go North
  91. Vance
  92. Wake: Southend Brewery & Smokehouse; Land of Disco; Carnage, Slaughter and Mayhem; A Tale of Three Ridges; Low Clearance; Noble Layers
  93. Warren: Dueling Portmanteau Placenames
  94. Washington: Ten Seats in North Carolina
  95. Watauga: Lost Province
  96. Wayne
  97. Wilkes
  98. Wilson
  99. Yadkin
  100. Yancey: Mount Mitchell

Quick facts about North Carolina


(1) U.S. Census Bureau FedStats - MapStats: 2000 Land Area; United States.
(2) U.S. Census Bureau American FactFinder: 2005 Population Estimates; Table GCT-T1.