Formed in 1774 from Halifax and Tyrrell counties, Martin County was named in honor of Josiah Martin, the last Royal Governor of North Carolina 1782-1785 and l789-1792. It is in the eastern part of North Carolina, bounded by Beaufort, Bertie, Edgecombe, Halifax, Pitt and Washington counties. In 1779 Williamston, first called Squhawky (or Skewarky), was laid out and is now the county seat.

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Asa Biggs House

The MCHS purchased the historic Asa Biggs House on January 4, 1978, and is currently preserving the structure.  Photo used with permission of the Martin Co. Office of Travel and Tourism.



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