Northampton County Attractions

  • Northampton Visitor's Center, Jackson
  • Lake Gaston
  • Northampton County Museum (Local history and genealogical research)
  • Northampton Memorial Library (Library services and genealogical research)
  • Historic Jackson Walking Tour
  • Roanoke River Rock Fishing Kayaking and Canoeing
  • Hunting Lodges
  • Northampton County Cultural and Wellness Center
  • North Carolina Center for Automotive Research (NCCAR)

Northampton County Shopping

Downtown Shopping in Conway, Jackson, Garysburg, Gaston, Lasker, Seaboard, Severn,Woodland, Rich Square.

Northampton County Financial Institutions

Southern Bank and Trust Seaboard, NC Telephone No. 252-589-2821
Southern Bank and Trust Woodland, NC Telephone No. 252-587-6200
RBC Centura Bank Jackson, NC Telephone No. 252-534-8240
RBC Centura Bank Rich Square, NC Telephone No. 252-539-3000
First Citizen's Bank Conway, NC Telephone No. 252-585-0304
Roanoke Valley Savings Roanoke Rapids, NC Telephone No. 252-537-6146
State Employees Credit Union Jackson, NC Telephone No. 252-534-8081
Citizens Community Bank Roanoke Rapids, NC Telephone No. 252-537-1265

Northampton County Education

Public

  • Elementary (Grades K-6 six schools)
  • Middle (Grades 7-8 two schools)
  • Senior High (Grades 9-12 two schools)
  • Annual Budget approximately 25 million dollars
  • Approximate Enrollment 3,900 children

Private

  • Northeast Academy (Grades K-12)

Charter

  • KIPP Gaston

Colleges

  • Roanoke Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, NC
  • Halifax Community College in Weldon, NC
  • Saint Augustine in Raleigh, NC

Universities (all located within 90 miles)

  • University North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC
  • North Carolina State Universityin Raleigh, NC
  • Duke University in Durham, NC
  • East Carolina University in Greenville, NC
  • Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC
  • Shaw University in Raleigh, NC
  • Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC

Northampton County NC Waterways

  • Roanoke River - Located in Northampton County. Stripper Fishing. At its best. Also noted for Fly Fishing, Kayaking and Canoeing
  • Meherrin River - Located in Northampton and Hertford Counties
  • Chowan River - Located in Hertford County 30 miles from Northampton County

Northampton County NC Natural Resources

Commercial Forest land covers 195,000 acres. Dominant forest types are loblolly pine, oak, gum, cypress, hickory, and hardwood/pine.

Public and private supplies of water are obtained from wells. Large supplies of process water may be obtained from Roanoke or Meherrin rivers.

Northampton County Local Economy

Agri-business accounts for approximately one-third of the local business. The market Value of farm products sold include peanuts at $19.7 million; cotton, $23 million; hogs, $22.7 million; poultry, $20.8 million; forestry products, $16.3 million; beef cattle, $1.5 million; tobacco, $800 thousand; and soy beans, $600 thousand. The total value including miscellaneous products is $108 million.

Principle types of industrial and commercial activity in the county are textile, apparel, lumber, chemical manufacturing, boat manufacturing, and agricultural processing.

Northampton County Industrial Employers

  • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • Purdue Farms
  • W.J. Wray Sheet Metal
  • International Paper
  • Resinall Corporation
  • Clary Lumber
  • Tarheel Casket Company
  • J.S.Sanfilippo & Son-Peanut Processors
  • Severn Peanut Company
  • Northampton Peanut Company
  • Lowe's Home Improvement Regional Warehouse
  • Envia Pellet Plant

Northampton County Home Health Care

  • Northampton County Health Department Telephone No. 252-534-5841
  • Northampton County Home Health Agency Telephone No. 252-534-2911

Northampton County Recreation

Northampton County North Carolina was established in 1741 and is embraced by the Roanoke and Meherin Rivers. Our lush farms, massive forests and quiet rivers offer much to our 22,000 residents and thousands of visitors that visit our area each year. We are home to numerous golf and hunting clubs, fishing tournaments and historic walking tours. Whether you are a resident of northeastern North Carolina, a regular visitor or a potential resident, we are glad you stopped by.

Please visit:

  • Northampton County Cultural and Wellness Center Jackson, NC (Telephone No. 252-534-1303)
  • Valley Pine Country Club (located in Lasker, NC Telephone No.252-539-4124)
  • Northampton County Recreation Department (Telephone No.252-534-1303)

Northampton County NC Local Government

Northampton County is governed by five elected county commissioners and operates under the county manager form of government. The municipalities located in Northampton County are the Mayor and Board of Commissioners form of government.

  • Northampton County ..............................252-534-2221
  • Conway ................................................252-585-0488
  • Garysburg .............................................252-536-2167
  • Gaston .................................................252-537-1046
  • Jackson ................................................252-534-3811
  • Lasker ..................................................252-539-4014
  • Rich Square ..........................................252-539 2315
  • Seaboard .............................................252-589-5061
  • Severn .................................................252-585-0144
  • Woodland .............................................252-587-7161