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Tarborotown and county seat, central Edge-combe County. Settled in 1732 and est. 1760. Inc. 1772. Named for Tar River, on which it is situated. Town commons, created by legislative act of 1760, is still maintained. The legislature met there in 1787. Produces textiles, lumber, machinery, toys, and paper products. In early records, the name sometimes appears as Tawboro. Alt. 58. See also Runnymeade; West Tarboro.
Tarboro Townshipformer township in central Edgecombe County, now township no. 1.
West Tarboroformer town in central Edgecombe County on the NW limits of Tarboro. Inc. 1903. Charter repealed in 1909, when it became a part of Tarboro. A former West Tarboro community on the SW limits of Tarboro was inc. in 1893 and the name was changed to Hilma. See also Farrar.
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