Warren County, North Carolina

Warren Co., NC

Warren Co., NC


When Warren County was founded, it was still home to several Native American tribes, particularly the Haliwa, Tuscarora, and Saponi. The Trading Path extended from middle North Carolina into what is now Petersburg, Virginia. Indians traded furs with Virginians, and the path passed the present town of Norlina in Warren County. However, by the beginning of the 1700s, large numbers of English settlers caused native tribes to move away from present-day Warren County. The Haliwa-Saponi tribe earned state acknowledgement in the late 1970s, and Warren County remains home to many of these Native Americans.

The county was formed in 1779 from the northern half of Bute County. It was named for Joseph Warren of Massachusetts, a physician and general in the American Revolutionary War who was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

In 1881, parts of Warren County, Franklin County, and Granville County were combined to form Vance County.

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Warren County is bordered by Brunswick and Mecklenburg counties in Virginia, along with the North Carolina counties of Halifax, Franklin and Vance.

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