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Tarboro is a town located in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 11,415. It is the county seat of Edgecombe County. Tarboro is located near the western edge of North Carolina's coastal plain. It has many historical churches, some dating back to the early 19th century. Tarboro was chartered by British colonists in 1760. Nestled in a bend of the Tar River, it was an important river port, the head of navigation on the Tar just east of the fall line of the Piedmont. As early as the 1730s, a small European-American community formed due to this natural asset, and its warehouse, customs office and other commercial concerns, together with a score of "plain and cheap" houses, made a bustling village. The locals were a scrappy bunch, and gave the early governors and their agents a hard time. Edgecombe County residents came down hard on the side of the American Revolution, many serving as officers in the Continental Army. One such was Thomas Blount (1759–1812), whose handsome plantation house "The Grove" has been restored and is open for tours on a daily basis. A very young officer, Blount was captured during the Revolution and sent to England as a prisoner of war. After his return to North Carolina, he participated in one of the largest merchant/shipping companies in late 18th-century America. "The Grove" was later owned by Colonel Louis Dicken Wilson (1789–1847), who served in the North Carolina Senate and fought in the Mexican-American War; and by Col. John Luther Bridgers (1821–1884), Commandant of Fort Macon in the American Civil War. Civil War general William Dorsey Pender is buried in Calvary Churchyard in Tarboro. Pender was considered one of the most promising young generals in Lee's army when he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. He is memorialized in the name of Pender County, North Carolina, founded in 1875. His letters were published posthumously as The General to his Lady: The Civil War Letters of William Dorsey Pender to Fanny Pender (1965).

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If you are looking for travel information of Tarboro in United States, you've come to the right place. The nearest major city to Tarboro is Raleigh. Attractions in Raleigh include North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences, North Carolina Museum Of Art, Pullen Park. Also, to reach Tarboro, you'll have to take a flight to Raleigh; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. To explore Tarboro, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Tarboro*

  • Tarboro: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Tarboro for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tarboro.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 100 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 100 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Tarboro - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 37.5 (Low)
    • Climate Index 83.54 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Tarboro

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tarboro

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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