Nash County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Nash County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2020, 94,970 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Nashville.

Nash County
Nash County Courthouse in Nashville
Nash County Courthouse in Nashville
"Where Business meets Opportunity"
Map of North Carolina highlighting Nash County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°57′57″N 77°59′15″W / 35.965945°N 77.987555°W / 35.965945; -77.987555
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forFrancis Nash
Largest communityRocky Mount
 • Total542.82 sq mi (1,405.9 km2)
 • Land540.44 sq mi (1,399.7 km2)
 • Water2.38 sq mi (6.2 km2)  0.44%
 • Total94,970
 • Density175.73/sq mi (67.85/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district1st

History change

The county was made in 1777 from Edgecombe County. It was named for Brigadier General Francis Nash, who had been wounded that year at the Battle of Germantown.

In 1855 parts of Nash County, Edgecombe County, Johnston County, and Wayne County were combined to make Wilson County.

Government change

Nash County is part of the regional Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments.

Connected counties change

These counties are connected to Nash County:

Cities and towns change

These are the cities and towns in Nash County:

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Nash County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2024.

Other websites change