Edgecombe County

With small towns like Tarboro, Rocky Mount, Macclesfield, Sharpsburg, Leggett, and Princeville—the oldest town incorporated by African Americans in the United States—Edgecombe County offers unique history and special character. Residents and visitors enjoy hiking, biking, and paddling trails along the Tar River, tasting local barbecue, touring museums, and enjoying the arts.