Formation of Washington County

Creation of Washington County, North Carolina

This map shows North Carolina as it existed in 1791, before the creation of Washington County.   Note the size and position of Washington’s parent, Tyrrell (Ty) County.


This map shows Washington (Was) County in 1799, after it was created from Tyrell County. This is approximately the shape of Washington County today.


These maps were supplied through the generosity of Gold Bug Historic Maps & Software. Visit their website at for historic map reproductions, downloadable maps, product info & demos, links to US and Canadian Geographic Servers and other interesting sites.

Special thanks to Art Lassagne for his help!