500 Main St Tarboro, NC 27886 (252) 823-7241

Discover the Edge


Edgecombe County is easy to find... but hard to leave!


Rediscover yourself in Edgecombe County.  Experience life on the Edge! Step back in time as you stroll through the 45 block historic district of Tarboro. Spend time at the Princeville Heritage Museum, with snap-shots of the first incorporated black community in the U.S..  Grab your pole and lose yourself fishing at our many access sites from Old Sparta to Shiloh Landing. Discover urban renewal in the Douglas Block in Rocky Mount. Paddle down the Tar River, hunt game with a local outfitter, bike and hike our beautiful trails. Immerse yourself into our civil war and heritage trails. Discover world renowned BBQ or savor fine dining at one of our nationally recognized restaurants, with award-winning wine lists. Spend time with friends at the new microbrewery.

Edgecombe County is a wonderful place to do business, just a short drive from Interstate 95. US Highway 64 easily connects us to the coastal beaches, and the Triangle.  Local industries have discovered our access to rail and proximity to major ports in Wilmington, Morehead City, and Norfolk, VA.

Edgecombe County is home to unique events and happenings from Historic Home and Garden Tours, Pinetops Tractor Pull, sports tournaments too art exhibitions.  Bring your picnic basket and enjoy family night listening to the North Carolina Symphony or make fun memories at the outdoor movie night with both held on the Historic Town Common in Tarboro: the only recognized Colonial Town Common outside of the Boston Common. Discover unique events that make for one-of-a-kind experiences you and your family won't forget. Shop locally owned boutiques. Take a ride and find treasures at our antique and artisan stores peppered throughout the county while taking in the landscape of fields of sweet potatoes and cotton. Searching for the perfect venue for your rustic to elegant wedding or family reunion? From catering to lodging our locally owned businesses will handle every detail of your special event.

Looking for a lifestyle change? Tarboro is a North Carolina Certified Retirement Community.  Newcomers are captivated by the spirit of our quaint towns and friendly people. Edgecombe is a great place to live, whether you are looking for a country estate or a charming home in the historic district: there is something for every lifestyle.  Don't forget our four mild seasons...the perfect climate to live, work, and play. Spend a day, stay a lifetime. Discover Edgecombe!