1850 Counties of  North Carolina

County Description Area in sq miles Courts held at Pop in 1850
Alexander west part blank blank 5,220
Allemance northern part blank Allemance 11,444
Anson southern part, west side of Yadkin river 760 Wadesborogh 13,489
Ashe northwest part, drained by Great Kanawha & Holston rivers 768 Jefferson 8,777
Beaufort in eastern part, on Pamilico sound & crossed by Pamilico river 670 Washington 13,816
Bertie NE part, north side Roanoke river, water by Cashie & Chowan rivers 700 Windsor 12,851
Bladen SE part, crossed by Cape Fear river 1509 Elizabethtown 9,767
Brunswick southern boundary, Cape Fear river on east & Atlantic ocean on the south 1344 Smithville 7,272
Buncombe northwest boundary 1430 Asheville 13,425
Burke western part, crossed by Catawba river 1320 Morgantown 7,772
Cabarras southern part 300 Concord 9,747
Caldwell northeast part, on north side of Catawba blank Lenoir 6,317
Camden northeast part, northeast side of Pasquotauk river 228 Jonesburgh 6,049
Carteret southeast boundary on the Atlantic ocean 600 Beaufort 6,803
Caswell northern boundary 400 Yanceyville 15,269
Catawba western part, southwest side of Catawba river blank Newtown 8,862
Chatham central part, crossed by Haw & Deep rivers 858 Pittsborough 18,449
Cherokee extreme western angle 1000 Murphy 6,838
Chowan northeast part, on NE side of Albemarle sound 200 Edenton 6,721
Cleveland southern boundary 550 Shelby 10,396
Columbus southern boundary 600 Whitesville 5,909
Craven southeast part, crossed by Neuse river 1100 Newbern 14,709
Cumberland central part, crossed by Cape Fear river 1300 Fayetteville 20,610
Currituck northeast part, divided by Currituck sound & Comprehending Currituck Island 600 Currituck 7,236
Davidson central part 790 Lexington 15,320
Davie western part 175 Mocksville 7,865
Duplin southeastern part 640 Kenansville 13,514
Edgecomb eastern part, crossed by Tar river 650 Tarborough 17,189
Forsyth northern part blank Winston 11,168
Franklin northern part, crossed by Tar river 540 Louisburgh 11,713
Gaston southern boundary blank Hoylesville 8,073
Granville northern boundary, crossed by Tar river 828 Oxford 21,249
Greene eastern part not listed Snow Hill 6,619
Guilford northern part 672 Greensborough 19,754
Halifax northern part, Roanoke river on northeast 720 Halifax 16,589
Haywood north western boundary 1200 Waynesville 7,074
Henderson southern boundary, the Blue Ridge crossing on east & south 700 Hendersonville 6,853
Hertford northern boundary, Chowan river on northeast, crossed by Meherrin river 356 Winton 8,142
Hyde eastern part on Pamlico sound 800 Swan Quarter 7,636
Iredell western part, Catawba river on southwest 800 Statesville 14,719
Johnson east part, crossed by Neuse river 660 Smithfield 13,726
Jones south eastern part 380 Trenton 5,083
Lenoir toward southeast part, crossed by Neuse river 390 Kingston 7,828
Lincoln southern boundary, Catawba river on est 1200 Lincolnton 7,746
Macon southern boundary 900 Franklin 6,389
Martin eastern part on Roanoke river 481 Williamston 8,307
McDowel western part blank Marion 6,246
Mecklenburgh southern boundary, Catawba river on west 900 Charlotte 13,914
Montgomery southern part, Yadkin river on southwest 500 Lawrenceville 6,872
Moore central part 740 Carthage 9,342
Nash toward northwest part, crossed by Tar river 640 Nashville 10,657
New Hanover southern part, Cape Fear river on southwest, Atlantic ocean on southeast 995 Wilmington 17,668
Northampton north boundary, Roanoke river on southwest 546 Jackson 13,335
Onslow southeast boundary, Atlantic ocean on southeast 720 Onslow 8,283
Orange northern part 1300 Hillsborough 17,055
Pasquotank northeast part, Albemarle sound on south 300 Elizabeth City 8,950
Perquimans northeast part, Albemarle sound on southeast, crossed by Perquimans river 175 Hertford 7,332
Person north boundary 440 Roxborough 10,781
Pitt eastern part, Muse river on south, crossed by Tar river 800 Greenville 13,397
Polk southern boundary blank Horse Creek blank
Randolph central part 900 Ashborough 15,832
Richmond southwestern boundary, Yadkin river on west 540 Rockingham 9,818
Robeson southwestern boundary 700 Lumberton 15,826
Rockingham north boundary, crossed by Dan river 475 Wentworth 14,495
Rutherford south boundary 10255 Rutherfordtown 13,550
Sampson in southern part 800 Clinton 14,585
Stanley in southern part, Yadkin river on northeast blank Albemarle 6,922
Surry on north boundary, crossed by Yadkin river 726 Rockford 18,443
Tyrell on east coast, Albermarle sound on north, Atlantic ocean on east 740 Columbia 5,133
Union on southern boundary blank Monroe 9,854
Wake in central part, crossed by Neuse river 1140 Raleigh 24,888
Warren on north boundary, crossed by Roanoke river 391 Warrenton 13,912
Washington in east part, Albemarle sound & Roanoke river on north 360 Plymouth 5,664
Watauga no description blank blank 3,400
Wayne toward southeast part, crossed by Neuse river 720 Waynesborough 13,486
Wilkes northwest part, crossed by Yadkin river 864 Wilkesborough 12,009
Yancey northwest boundary 1760 Burnsville 8,205

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