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Edgecombe County, North Carolina


Page Contents for Princeville, North Carolina

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Historical Events

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Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Princeville is approximately 940 (2000), 2082 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 346 (2000), 775 (2010).
The amount of land area in Princeville is 2.678 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.025 sq kilometers.
The distance from Princeville to Washington DC is 209 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 64 miles. (as the crow flies)
Princeville is positioned 35.88 degrees north of the equator and 77.52 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in the Rocky Mount area of eastern North Carolina
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History & History Related Items

Princeville was settled in 1865 by former slaves. It was called Freedom Hill originally. It was incorporated in 1885. The name was changed to Princeville around 1905 and named for one of the residents, Turner Prince.
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Residents of Princeville will probably have a Tarboro Mailing address.
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Princeville City Government

Princeville Town Office
310 Mutual Blvd
Tarboro, NC 27886-5230
Phone: 252-823-1057

Princeville has a mayor, a volunteer fire department and two police officers.

Princeville Volunteer Fire
312 Mutual Blvd
Tarboro, NC 27886-5230
Phone: 252-823-8115


Edgecombe County Emergency Services
201 Saint Andrew St
Tarboro, NC 27886-5100
Phone: 252-641-7843

Princeville Historical Events

1999, September 16
The town is recovering from the great flood of 1999. On September 16, 1999, Hurricane Floyd blew through the area causing great devastation in Princeville and throughout the area. Princeville was virtually destroyed losing 850 homes. Many of the residents moved to what they called "FEMAville," what they called the temporary "town" created for them by FEMA using trailers and mobile homes.

Though the town was nearly ruined, the people didn't give up and are re-building and re-grouping. Many from outside the area have rallied to help Princeville, including prominent figures around the country, such as the Reverent Jesse Jackson. The saving of many of the historic buildings here has begun as well as the re-building of the hundreds of homes which were ruined..

Princeville Libraries

Edgecombe County Library
909 Main St
Tarboro, NC 27886
Phone: 252-823-1141

Princeville Schools

Edgecombe County School Supt
412 Pearl St
Tarboro, NC 27886-3516
Phone: 252-641-2600

Princeville Elementary School
Walston St
Tarboro, NC 27886
Phone: 252-823-4718


Edgecombe Community College
2009 W Wilson St
Tarboro, NC 27886-9361
Phone: 252-823-5166 Princeville


Princeville is in the eastern time zone.

The population of Princeville was:
1990 - 1,652
2000 - 940
population figures are from the 1990 and 2000 US Census data.

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