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Welcome to Tarboro ...

The town of Tarboro is located in Edgecombe County<1> and is the County Seat for Edgecombe County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tarboro has a population of 10,710 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Tarboro.

Tarboro is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Tarboro lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Tarboro is within the (252) area code.

The ZIP code for Tarboro: 27886<4>

Websites for Tarboro ...

Official Website: www.tarboro-nc.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tarboro had an population of 10,710 people. This is a decrease of 6.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tarboro had a population of 11,415 people (which is 20.18% of the total population of Edgecombe County). This makes Tarboro the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Tarboro represents 0.12% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 73rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,415 people, the population of Tarboro increased 2.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,138 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Tarboro.

Communities Also Named Tarboro ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Tarboro - they are located in Georgia and South Carolina (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tarboro.

Communities near Tarboro ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tarboro.

  • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
    • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Tarboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,689 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<6>
  • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpsburg
    • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Tarboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,018 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharpsburg<6>
  • Scotland Neck [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland Neck
    • Scotland Neck [Halifax County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Tarboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,810 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland Neck
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotland Neck<6>
  • Bethel [Pitt County]
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    • Bethel [Pitt County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Tarboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,614 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Robersonville [Martin County]
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      • Robersonville [Martin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Tarboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robersonville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robersonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robersonville<6>
    • Elm City [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm City
      • Elm City [Wilson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Tarboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elm City<6>
    • Pinetops [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinetops
      • Pinetops [Edgecombe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Tarboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,221 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinetops
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinetops<6>
    • Dortches [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dortches
      • Dortches [Nash County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Tarboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 964 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dortches have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dortches
    • Whitakers [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitakers
      • Whitakers [Edgecombe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Tarboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 700 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitakers have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitakers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitakers<6>
    • Battleboro [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battleboro
      • Battleboro [Edgecombe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Tarboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battleboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Battleboro<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tarboro. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tarboro.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tarboro. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tarboro.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tarboro. Our list includes 35 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tarboro.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tarboro ...

Looking for more information about Tarboro? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Tarboro, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tarboro.

Adding Tarboro to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tarboro in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Tarboro was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Tarboro on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Tarboro on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Edgecombe County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tarboro: www.tarboro-nc.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Edgecombe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tarboro.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tarboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Tarboro). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tarboro or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tarboro) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tarboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TarboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tarboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9023, Longitude: -77.5378    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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