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Griftontown in S Pitt and N Lenoir Counties. Known as Peter's Ferry as early as 1756, when Presbyterian minister Hugh McAden stopped there; in 1764 it was called Blount's Ford; and in the mid-nineteenth century, it was called Bell's Ferry for the ferry operated by Warren Bell. Inc. in 1883 as Bell's Ferry. Name changed to Griffton in 1889 to honor C. M. A. Griffin, local merchant. Griffton soon came to be spelled Grifton. Produces apparel. Alt. 28.
Grifton TownshipS Pitt County. Created after 1950.
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