County is a former county located in 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 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. In 1791 Dobbs County was divided into Glasgow County
(later renamed Greene County) and Lenoir County, and ceased to exist."
[source: Wikipedia article on Dobbs County, hyperlinked above]