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Jones County, North Carolina
Seal of Jones County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Jones County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of USA NC
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1779
Seat Trenton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

473 sq mi (1,225 km²)

1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.30%
 - (2000)
 - Density

21/sq mi (8/km²)

Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 10,381. Its county seat is Trenton6.

History Edit

The county was formed in 1779 from the southwestern part of Craven County. It was named for Willie Jones, a Revolutionary leader and president of the North Carolina Council of Safety; he was later the state's chief opponent of ratification of the United States Constitution.

Law and government Edit

Jones County is a member of the regional Eastern Carolina Council of Governments.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,226 km² (473 sq mi). 1,222 km² (472 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.30%) is water.

Townships Edit

The county is divided into seven townships, which are both numbered and named: 1 (White Oak), 2 (Pollocksville), 3 (Trenton), 4 (Cypress Creek), 5 (Tuckahoe), 6 (Chinquapin), and 7 (Beaver Creek).

Adjacent Counties Edit


{{USCensusPop | title=Historical Populations | 1900=8226 | 1910=8721 | 1920=9912 | 1930=10428 | 1940=10926 | 1950=11004 | 1960=11005 | 1970=9779 | 1980=9705 | 1990=9414 | 2000=10381 | estimate=10204 | estyear=2006 | estref=[1]

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