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Washington, NC

Washington, NC
Original by Nature
Pride in the Past…Faith in the Future


Originally called “The Fork of the Tar”, for the way the Pamlico River splits into the Tar River and Chocowinity Bay, the city was renamed to Washington around the time of the American Revolution after George Washington. It is said that during the war, General Washington spent a night in this town.

The town is rich in historical buildings and landmarks–many dating back to colonial times. The city was bombed during the American Revolution and there is even a downtown waterfront home that still contains a cannon ball shot from a Union ship in the Tar River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.8 miles, (6.5 miles) of it is land and (0.3 miles) of it is water.

Washington has a population of approximately 10,000 people. Locals enjoy fishing and boating and additional recreational activities on the Pamlico River.  Washington is home to many delightful and entertaining festivals throughout the year. Stewart Parkway, on the downtown waterfront, has 36 boat slips with electricity and water available.

Washington is truly a beautiful historic town who has and continues to revive the downtown area. Exquisite shops and exciting new restaurants line the streets where locals have shopped for many years. The remarkable building architecture reflect days of old. Most have been brought back to their original beauty. This city of the past and future is enjoying the development of new and exclusive condominiums that will provide superior views and easy access for boaters to dock their vessel.

This mid-sized rural town has been called the “Heart of the Inner Banks”. It has a range of historical buildings and landmarks that add to its architectural interest, with some dating back to colonial times. A self-guided Historic Walking Tour allows visitors to explore the neighborhoods. Homes of Victorian design, Arts and Crafts, and traditional early-20th century dwellings stand side-by-side on sidewalks lined with crepe myrtle trees. Condominiums and townhouses have been constructed on the city’s waterfront to bring residents back to the river, the town’s starting place. A Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market is held regularly on the town’s green areas on the waterfront.

The North Carolina Estuarium

The North Carolina Estuarium, located on the Pamlico River, portrays the ecology of North Carolina’s estuaries. The Tar-Pamlico River and Pamlico Sound are featured in the more than 200 scientific and historic exhibits. In addition, a scenic 3/4 mile boardwalk takes visitors out along the Pamlico River. Washington features fishing and boating along the Pamlico River.

Please visit the following links for interesting facts and information about Washington and Beaufort County and other areas in Eastern North Carolina.

  • Aurora Fossil Museum
    The Aurora Fossil Museum, founded in 1976, is a non-profit fossil education resource center. Our museum’s mission is to increase knowledge of the geology and paleontology of the coastal plains of North Carolina.
  • Aurora/Richland Township Chamber of Commerce
    Aurora … a small town offering the Best of Most Worlds! Located in the heart of Richland Township, Aurora is full of friendly faces and interesting places. Happy times await you – whether it’s fishing, hunting, sailing, power boating, fossil finding or simply relaxing.
  • Vidant Beaufort Hospital
    Vidant Beaufort Hospital, located in Washington, North Carolina is a 142-bed not-for-profit hospital offering acute care services and a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services in the region. Vidant Beaufort Hospital is staffed and equipped to provide excellent and compassionate medical care in newly modernized facilities with state-of-the-art medical equipment.
  • Beaufort County Schools
    The Beaufort County School System is located in eastern North Carolina and has approximately 7350 students. Beaufort County is divided by the Pamlico River, and includes the cities/towns of Aurora, Bath, Belhaven, Chocowinity, and Washington. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community, by nurturing all students and educating them to their fullest potential.
  • Belhaven Community Chamber of Commerce
    Serving all of Northeastern Beaufort County.
  • Beaufort County EDC
    Beaufort County Economic Development is a department of Beaufort County Government established to facilitate the creation of new and better jobs and investment in Beaufort County. Its core mission is to recruit and expand businesses in Beaufort County by establishing programs to retain and nurture existing businesses, work in partnership to create both intellectual and physical capacity in the community and market the community for new business. Here on our website, you will find extensive information on starting or doing business in Beaufort County, along with a listing of available buildings and sites. The department works closely with its local, regional and state partners, both public and private, to fulfill its mission. Economic Development also leases a 12,500 sq. ft. building from the Beaufort County Committee of 100 for its administrative offices. In addition, the building is used as a training venue and an incubator for start-up businesses.
  • Cypress Landing
    Located in eastern North Carolina just south of Washington on tranquil Chocowinity Bay, Cypress Landing has all the comforts, privacy, and scenery of a country estate. Cypress Landing was developed by Weyerhaeuser Real Estate and has been named as one of the “Top 20” Communities in the United States by New Choices magazine. Our amenities, including a championship golf course, marina, fitness center, tennis facilities, and our community center at the Bay Club, are all reasons to consider Cypress Landing for your future home.
  • Hildred T. Moore Aquatic & Fitness Center
    Individual or family memberships available for the pool or fitness room or both facilities. Annual, quarterly or monthly terms are available. Members have access to the facility at any time it is open (some areas may be restricted due to organized activities). Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Members can bring a limited number of guests.
  • Historic Bath
    Welcome to Historic Bath…North Carolina’s oldest incorporated town.
    Our Bath branch office is located on Hwy. 92 in the heart of historic Bath, NC…North Carolina’s oldest town.
  • Washington Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce
    We are the Business for Businesses in Beaufort County.
  • Washington Montessori
    A Public Charter School located in Washington, NC.
  • Washington Tourism
    Tourism…Historic Washington North Carolina.
  • Welcome to the City of Washington…
    Our city of approximately 10,000 residents is located in northeastern North Carolina on the beautiful Pamlico River. We are proud to have been the first city in America to be named for General George Washington, the future first president of the United States.

The Rich Company
Main Office
1468 Carolina Avenue
Washington, NC 27889

The Rich Company
Bath Branch Office
423 Carteret Street
Bath, NC 27808

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Alex Grichenko, Photographer

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