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In 1664 Albemarle County was created as one of the original three counties of the North Carolina charter. Albemarle was the only one of the three to flourish, so for a time the history of Albemarle was the history of North Carolina. Although growth was slow, settlers trickled in from Virginia.[1]

The four precincts of Shaftesbury/Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank, and Berkeley/Perquimans had been carved out of Albemarle by October 1668. By 1669 the original Albemarle County had ceased to exist.[2][3]

For a brief period the Pasquotank Precinct was changed to Albemarle Precinct, but its residents preferred Pasquotank, so it was soon changed back.[2]


  1. "Albemarle County, North Carolina" in Counties of North Carolina at (accessed 3 January 2011).
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pasquotank County, North Carolina" in Counties of North Carolina at (accessed 3 January 2011).
  3. "North Carolina Time Line" in Kindred Roots Genealogical Society at (accessed 30 December 2010).


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