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Red marks the area most commonly associated with the Inner Banks and yellow shows the area seldom included.

The Inner Banks is the inland coastal region of eastern North Carolina, an area on the East Coast of the United States that is 22,227 square-miles (57,568-km².) by its broadest definition. This coastal region was branded the Inner Banks to distinguish it from the Outer Banks, a string of small islands off the coast of North Carolina that are a popular tourist attraction. The Inner Banks comprises over 3,000 miles of inland coastline and is home to over 2.5 million residents. The Crystal Coast and Albemarle regions of the state are typically included in the Inner Banks. The area is becoming a popular destination for retirees and small business entrepreneurs[1] [2]. "Inner Banks" is popularly abbreviated with the acronymn IBX. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... The Crystal Coast is a stretch of coastline in North Carolina from Cape Lookout eastward to the New River. ... Red marks the area most commonly associated with the Inner Banks and yellow shows the area seldom included. ...


The general definition states that the Inner Banks lie between Interstate 95 to the west, the Outer Banks to the east, and extend from the Virginia border down to the South Carolina border. Consisting of 41 counties, the region is three times the size of the state of New Jersey; although, many areas farther from the sounds and tidal rivers have not currently embraced the Inner Banks brand and are seldom included. Traditionally dependent on agriculture and textile industry, eastern North Carolina is currently undergoing an economic evolution by redefining the region's strengths in order to transition into the new global economy. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 95 Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is a well-known, important, and heavily traveled highway in the United States Interstate Highway System. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,774 sq mi (110,785 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... // For other uses of sound, see sound (disambiguation). ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... “fabric” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... The world economy can be represented various ways, and broken down in various ways. ...


Six small towns in the Inner Banks have joined together in the Creative Communities Initiative [1] to strengthen the region’s economy by fostering an environment that is attractive to knowledge workers, artists, and other people working in the creative economy. The six towns involved in the project are: Ayden, NC; Edenton, NC; Hertford, NC; Murfreesboro, NC; Plymouth, NC; and Tarboro, NC. Ayden is a town in Pitt County, North Carolina, United States. ... Edenton is a town located in Chowan County, North Carolina. ... Hertford is a town located in Perquimans County, North Carolina. ... Murfreesboro is a town in Hertford County, North Carolina, United States. ... Plymouth is a town in Washington County, North Carolina, United States. ... Historic Downtown Tarboro, NC Tarboro is a town located in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. ...

Historic Columbia, NC.

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Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Columbia is a town in Tyrrell County, North Carolina, United States. ...

Albemarle Region

Northeastern North Carolina (or the Albemarle Region) consists of 16 counties in extreme northeast North Carolina that essentially surround the Albemarle Sound and its tributaries like the Chowan River and the Roanoke River. Although the region has historically lagged far behind the rest of North Carolina in terms of economic growth, it has a plethora of undeveloped beaches, rivers, and small towns. The area comprises the northern part of the Inner Banks. Albemarle Sound with the northern Outer Banks. ... The Chowan River is a blackwater river formed with the merging of Virginias Blackwater and Nottoway rivers near the stateline between Virginia and North Carolina. ... The Roanoke River is a river in southern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina in the United States, 410 mi (660 km) long. ...


History

The area which is now northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia was one of the first areas of North America to be settled by Europeans. The first British child born in North America, Virginia Dare, was born on nearby Roanoke Island in 1587, in what is today part of North Carolina. Most of the region was relatively prosperous until the American Civil War, when its productive farmland and shipping industries became a frequent target for Union invasions. Several towns in the region were burned to the ground during this time, including Plymouth and Winton. One of the first uses of an ironclad warship was by Confederate forces at Plymouth, in the CSS Albemarle. Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,774 sq mi (110,785 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Virginia Dare (born August 18, 1587) was the first child born in the Americas to English parents, Eleanor (or Ellinor/Elyonor) and Ananias Dare. ... Roanoke Island is an island in Dare County near the coast of North Carolina, United States. ... 1587 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... Plymouth is a town in Washington County, North Carolina, United States. ... Winton is a town located in Hertford County, North Carolina. ... Ironclad warships, frequently shortened to just ironclads, were ships sheathed with thick iron plates for protection. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion... See USS Albemarle and HMS Albemarle CSS Albemarle was an ironclad ram that was used as a gay pornagraphic studio of the Confederate Navy (and later the second Albemarle of the United States Navy), named for a town and a sound in North Carolina and a county in Virginia. ...


Area

Counties

The following is a list of counties usually considered a part of the Inner Banks (listed alphabetically):


Generally:

Historic Edenton, NC.
  • Beaufort County
  • Bertie County
  • Camden County
  • mainland and eastern Carteret County
  • Chowan County
  • Craven County
  • mainland Currituck County
  • mainland Dare County
  • eastern Edgecombe County
  • Gates County
  • Hertford County
  • eastern Halifax
  • mainland Hyde County
  • eastern Jones County
  • Martin County
  • eastern Onslow County
  • Pamlico County
  • Pasquotank County
  • Perquimans County
  • Pitt County
  • Tyrrell County
  • Washington County

Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Edenton is a town located in Chowan County, North Carolina. ... Beaufort County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Bertie County (pronounced BURT-TEE) is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Carteret County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Chowan County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... (Link to Craven County, North Yorkshire) Craven County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Currituck County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1870 Seat Manteo Area  - Total  - Water 4,044 km² (1,562 mi²) 3,051 km² (1,178 mi²) 75. ... Edgecombe County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Gates County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Hertford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Halifax County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Hyde County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Martin County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Onslow County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Pamlico County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Pasquotank County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Perquimans County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Pitt County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Tyrrell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...

Cities and towns

The following is a list of some of the towns and communities in the Inner Banks (listed alphabetically):

Ahoskie is a town located in Hertford County, North Carolina. ... Ayden is a town in Pitt County, North Carolina, United States. ... Arapahoe is a town in Pamlico County, North Carolina, United States. ... Bath is a town in Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States. ... Bayboro is a town in Pamlico County, North Carolina, United States. ... Beaufort (pronounced BO-furt) is a town located in Carteret County, North Carolina. ... Belhaven is a town in Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States. ... Bethel is a town in Pitt County, North Carolina, United States. ... Camden is an unincorporated community located in Camden County, North Carolina (USA). ... Chocowinity (meaning Fish From Many Waters) is a town in Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States. ... Creswell is a town in Washington County, North Carolina, United States. ... Currituck is an unincorporated community in extreme northeastern North Carolina, USA. Situated along the Currituck Sound, it serves as the county seat for Currituck County. ... Edenton is a town located in Chowan County, North Carolina. ... Nickname: Location in Pasquotank and Camden counties in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Pasquotank and Camden Government  - Mayor Rev. ... Farmville is a town in Pitt County, North Carolina, eight miles to the west of Greenville, North Carolina. ... Gatesville is a town in Gates County, North Carolina, United States. ... Greenville, one of the fastest growing cities in the State of North Carolina, is located in Pitt County on the Tar River. ... The small village of Hampstead, North Carolina is an unincorporated town in Pender County between Wilmington and Jacksonville on U.S. Route 17. ... Harkers Island is a census-designated place (CDP) in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. ... Havelock is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. ... Hertford is a town located in Perquimans County, North Carolina. ... Jacksonville is a city located in Onslow County, North Carolina. ... Morehead City is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. ... Murfreesboro is a town in Hertford County, North Carolina, United States. ... New Bern is a city located in Craven County, North Carolina where the Trent River and the Neuse River converge. ... Oriental is a town in Pamlico County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 875 at the 2000 census. ... Pantego is a town in Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States. ... Plymouth is a town in Washington County, North Carolina, United States. ... Robersonville, incorporated in 1872, is a town located in Martin County, North Carolina, United States. ... Roper is a town in Washington County, North Carolina, United States. ... Swan Quarter Speed Boat Swan Quarter (sometimes named Swanquarter) is a census-designated place in Hyde County in North Carolina in the United States. ... Swansboro is a town in Onslow County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 1,426 at the 2000 census. ... Historic Downtown Tarboro, NC Tarboro is a town located in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. ... Trenton is a town in Jones County, North Carolina, United States. ... Vanceboro is a town in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. ... Washington is a city located in Beaufort County, North Carolina. ... Williamston is a town located in Martin County, North Carolina. ... Windsor is a town in Bertie County, North Carolina, United States. ... Winton is a town in Hertford County, North Carolina, United States. ...

Parks

View of Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge from Plymouth, NC.

Image File history File links Plymouth. ... Image File history File links Plymouth. ... Plymouth is a town in Washington County, North Carolina, United States. ... Goose Creek State Park is a state park of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Merchants Millpond State Park is a state park of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Pettigrew State Park is a state park of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...

Wildlife refuges

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is located in North Carolinas Inner Banks on the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula in Hyde, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties, North Carolina. ...

Colleges and universities

Historic Hertford, NC.

Chowan University is a small private university of about 800 students located in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. ... External links COA Homepage [1] Categories: | ... Established in 1965, Craven Community College was an extention of Lenoir Community College. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Hertford is a town located in Perquimans County, North Carolina. ... East Carolina University is a public, coeducational, intensive research university located in Greenville, North Carolina, United States. ... Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) is an institution of higher learning located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in the United States. ... Pitt Community College is located in Greenville, North Carolina and has an enrollment of over 10,000 students. ...

See also

Tidewater is a geographic area of southeast Virginia and northeastern North Carolina that is considered a part of the Coastal Plain. ... The Crystal Coast is a stretch of coastline in North Carolina from Cape Lookout eastward to the New River. ... Southeastern North Carolina (also known as the Wilmington metropolitan area or Wilmington urban area) is the region/metropolitan area within and surrounding the city of Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. ... Tug and barge on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Navigation on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), where it intersects with Bayou Perot, in the vicinity of New Orleans The Intracoastal Waterway is a 4,800-km (3,000-mile) recreational and commercial waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... The Atlantic Coastal Plain is the rather flat stretch of land that borders the Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico). ...

References

  1. ^ "Series: The New Waterfront", News and Observer, July 31, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Carolina's Inner Sanctum", Tampa Tribune, October 15, 2006. 

External links

Inner Banks

  • Cruising Carolina
  • Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Foundation of Renewal for Eastern North Carolina
  • Inner Banks of Washington NC Tourism
  • Outer Banks Visitors Bureau
  • Venture East Travel & Tourism
  • NC Film
  • Elizabeth City Area CVB's Blog

Albermarle Region

  • Northeast North Carolina
  • North Carolina's Northeast

 
 

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