Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 376.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, situated in the east part of North Carolina, with Albemarle sound and Roanoke river on the north. Area, 360 square miles. Face of the country, level and marshy; soil, thin and sterile. Seat of justice, Plymouth. Pop. in 1810, 3464; in 1820, 3,986; in 1830, 4,552; in 1840, 4,525; in 1850, 5,664.