Dobbs County, North Carolina

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Dobbs County is a former county which was located in the state of North Carolina. It was formed in 1758 from Johnston County, though the legislative act that created it did not become effective until April 10, 1759. It was named for Arthur Dobbs, Governor of North Carolina from 1754 to 1765.

In 1779 the western part of Dobbs County became Wayne County, and the county seat was moved from its original location on Walnut Creek to the town of Kingston, which was renamed Kinston in 1784. In 1791 Dobbs County was divided into Glasgow County (later renamed Greene County) and Lenoir County, and ceased to exist.


See also

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