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About WashingtonIn the early 1770s Washington was known as Forks of the Tar, named after the Tar River. It is the first known community in the United States to have been named for Gen. George Washington; the name appeared on letterheads as early as 1775 and was officially adopted in 1776.

Visitor Centers Washington/Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce 102 Stewart Pkwy. Washington, NC 27889. Phone:(252)946-9168

Self-guiding ToursA walking-tour brochure available at the chamber of commerce visitor center describes a route that includes 30 noteworthy buildings, including the 1786 Beaufort County Courthouse and the 1795 Marsh House, which has a Civil War cannonball lodged in its facade.

Things to Do The North Carolina Estuarium

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