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Elizabeth Citycity and county seat, E Pasquotank County on Pasquotank River. Settled in 1790; inc. as Redding in 1793. In 1794 named changed from "Reading" to Elizabeth-town; became Elizabeth City in 1801. Probably named for Elizabeth Tooley, wife of Adam Tooley, on whose land the town was est. Elizabeth City State University and College of the Albemarle are there. Produces textiles, ships, lumber, hosiery, apparel, paper boxes, and industrial machinery. Alt. 12.
Elizabeth City TownshipE central Pasquotank County.
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