Read The Signs: Pitt County Is 250 Years Old

Anyone who travels into one county in the east will notice they're celebrating an important milestone .

Workers placed new signs along the county lines, saying Pitt County turns 250 years old this year.

The semi-quincenntial events kicked off two weeks ago, but will last all year long.

This is just one part of the way the county hopes commemorate its history. A 250 year old birthday dinner is slated for March 25 at Yankee Hall.

Tickets are available through the Historical Society.


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  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Mar 16, 2010 at 11:24 AM
    Pitt County is great considering the fact that it's the home to the great East Carolina University, where I remember those fun college days. Good times good times! To Delta, that's what the Outer Banks are for. We citizens from down here don't have to worry about all those non-english speaking immigrants coming in.
  • by Hillbilly Location: Greenville on Mar 16, 2010 at 08:07 AM
    If you are sick of Pitt County, irrate etc. then you can get on I95 North and drive about 6-7 hours. I am sure you will like it there much better and the people are "smarter". We would enjoy the space again, and the peace and quiet.
  • by Nana Location: Southern Pitt on Mar 16, 2010 at 07:59 AM
    While I'm not thrilled with the condition our government (local and otherwise) is in, I am a proud lifelong native and resident of Pitt County. I was born, raised, married, had children and now have grandchildren here. I've watched Greenville and Pitt County grow leaps and bounds in every direction in my 53 years. The mere fact that we made it through 250 years is worth celebrating. That's just my opinion.
  • by sickofthis Location: winterville on Mar 16, 2010 at 04:09 AM
    Delta, It's more like we have to speak hillbilly redneck. Ever been to wal-mart late saturday evening? It will amaze you. People right out of Deliverance.
  • by irate Location: Greenville on Mar 16, 2010 at 04:06 AM
    Pitt separated from Beaufort County in 1760. What is funny is that obviously Beaufort County was dead or dying way back then as well.
  • by delta Location: g town on Mar 15, 2010 at 11:10 PM
    250 years later and now pitt county has turned into mexico. What happened, got to learn spanish so I can go shopping.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2010 at 10:40 PM
    guess they hadn't heard that the govt is running short on $$$
  • by B Location: nc on Mar 15, 2010 at 08:42 PM
    No Class, PITT county........
  • by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2010 at 07:43 PM
    250 years of misery.
  • by wheres my tax money going Location: pitt on Mar 15, 2010 at 07:22 PM
    and we are broke? this is the best way to tell people sure, but we are broke..... so THEY say!
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