Bute County, North Carolina

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Bute County is a former county located in the state of North Carolina. It was formed in 1764 from the eastern part of Granville County. It was named for John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1762 to 1763. In 1779 Bute County was divided into Franklin County and Warren County, and ceased to exist.


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Table of Extinct NC counties

County Created Abolished Fate
Albemarle County 1664[1] 1689[1] Partitioned into Chowan County, Currituck County, Pasquotank County, and Perquimans County
Bath County 1696[2] 1739[2] Renamed as Craven County
Bute County 1764[3] 1779[3] Partitioned into Franklin County and Warren County
Dobbs County 1758[4] 1791[4] Partitioned into Greene County, Lenoir County, and Wayne County
Tryon County 1768[5] 1779[5] Partitioned into Lincoln County and Rutherford County