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Pitt County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is included in the Greenville, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. As one of the fastest growing centers in the state, the county has seen a population boom since 1990. In 2000, the population was 133,798. Its county seat is Greenville. Pitt County is roughly 20 miles east of Interstate 95, which is a part of the largest state highway system in the nation. US Airways serves the Pitt-Greenville Airport daily with connecting flights to Philadelphia International Airport, Raleigh-Durham International, and Charlotte Douglas International. The County has two railroads that operate seven days a week, and is approximately two hours drive from three deep water ports. Pitt County has a relatively mild climate and experiences all four seasons each year. The average summer temperature in Pitt County is 84 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average winter temperature is 44 degrees Fahrenheit. Each year, the area experiences an average 48.24 inches of rainfall. The growing season in Pitt County lasts a full 215 days annually.

Greenville, one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. State of North Carolina, is the county seat of Pitt County, and is the principal city of the Greenville, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is situated on the Tar River. American Demographics Magazine projects the city will be ranked among the top 10 places in America for growth rate of both population and employment over the next twenty years. Greenville is known as the cultural, economical, and educational hub of North Carolina's Inner Banks. The city boasts a vibrant business community and is consistently ranked among the top places nationally to live, work, study and play. Greenville serves as a regional entertainment hub for all of Eastern North Carolina. The area boasts a vast array of local and national-chain restaurants catering to a variety of tastes from down-home favorites to gourmet specialties. Several restaurants within the city have been recognized nationally for their barbecue and superior wine selection. Culture permeates on and off the East Carolina University campus. East Carolina University offers musical concerts, theatrical and dance productions, travel films, and lectures. Antique stores are scattered throughout the county and offer a number of unique treasures. Also, local art galleries feature major art collections, traveling exhibits, and the work of local and regional artists. Numerous restaurants and nightclubs offer live entertainment in the evenings on the weekends and Uptown Greenville has a district that includes numerous venue options. Freeboot Friday in the fall and Sunday in the Park offer great opportunities to enjoy friends and family and the seasons. Greenville, affectionately known as "G-Vegas", is a city that attracts many people, as it has become a major center of employment, entertainment, and living within North Carolina. The city's population has experienced a major growth boom since the 1990s. New restaurants, hotels, strip malls have all been introduced within the city over the past five years. Hundreds of new housing subdivisions (housing developments) have been built in Greenville in the last couple of years such as: Chesapeake, Langston Farms, Paramore, Bedford, Brook Valley, Charleston Village, White Oaks, Irish Creek, Savannah Place, Tara, Wimbledon, Colony Woods and many more. The City of Greenville has one of the largest greenway systems on the east coast. This network of sidewalks, gravel, and paved trails along with waterways are used for walking, biking, jogging, canoeing, kayaking, and boating. The greenway connects neighborhoods to recreational areas and parks within the city.

Pitt County Parks and Recreation

Pitt County has 28 parks, six public pools, 36 tennis courts and six private and one public golf course, a driving range and five health/athletic clubs. The Greenville Parks and Recreation Department operates four gymnasiums, a teen center, an extreme skate park and roller hockey rink, a tennis center, a baseball stadium, seven lighted softball fields, five Little League / Babe Ruth baseball fields and a boat ramp. Greenville Recreation and Parks operates Bradford Creek Golf Club. It features a clubhouse for corporate and catered events, as an open environment for tournaments and clinics. The City-supported, Greenville Aquatics & Fitness Center is a full-service, wellness center with an Olympic-size indoor pool, and is located in the Greenville Industrial Park. Pitt County’s Community Schools and Recreation Department provides a variety of athletic, recreational, and arts and crafts activities for all ages. Community Schools and Recreation is working closely with the Pitt County Planning Department to develop the Rails to Trails program, which will convert abandoned rail paths in the county to recreational trails. Recreation & Culture Pitt County is home to the US Open Water Sports Tournament, the Purple / Gold Pigskin Pigout Party and many festivals throughout the county. Pitt County is within an easy drive of the Pamlico Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains, providing limitless opportunities for sailing, fishing, skiing, hiking, biking, relaxing, etc. Over 1500 events are presented each year under the auspices of local arts councils and East Carolina University. The Greenville Museum of Art is a fully accredited art museum, one of only 640 nationwide and offers advanced and beginners' classes in all aspects of art. Area residents have access to 11 libraries containing one and one-half million volumes, providing both specialized research and general interest services. Special programs are available for both children and adults.

Pitt County History

Pitt County got its name from William Pitt, Earl of Chatham. William Pitt was an English statesman and orator, born in London, England. Pitt County was formed in 1760 from Beaufort County, though the legislative act that created it did not become effective until January 1, 1761. The historic Fleming House is the current headquarters of the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, an organization composed of 1,000+ members. The home’s history is inextricably linked with East Carolina University, the City of Greenville and all of Eastern North Carolina. Senator James L. Fleming and wife, Loula, were the first occupants of the home in 1901. Sen. Fleming’s claim to fame is undoubtedly his instrumental effort in bringing ECTTC (East Carolina Teachers Training College) to Greenville. As a matter of fact, the Chamber is quite proud to have the very desk and chair in which Sen. Fleming sat and signed the documentation creating our cherished university. Over the past 100 years ECTTC has evolved into ECU, the state’s third largest university and the region’s educational and medical hub.

Pitt County Government

Pitt County is a member of the Mid-East Commission regional council of governments.
The Mid-East Commission is one of the 17 regional North Carolina Councils of Governments ("Region Q") established by the North Carolina General Assembly for the purpose of regional planning and administration. Headquartered in Washington, it serves Hertford, Bertie, Martin, Pitt, and Beaufort counties. The county is divided into eighteen townships: Arthur, Ayden, Belvoir, Bethel, Black Jack, Carolina, Chicod, Falkland, Farmville, Fountain, Greenville, Grifton, Grimesland, Pactolus, Simpson, Stokes, Swift Creek, and Winterville. Of the 126,263 people that live in Pitt County, 74,575 people live in the County’s ten municipalities. Those municipalities range from Falkland with 118 people to the County Seat, Greenville, which contains 56,788 people. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Department consists of 97 Deputies, or sworn law enforcement officers, and 117 Detention Officers and Jail Services employees working at the Pitt County Detention Center. Other law enforcement organizations in Pitt County include

Greenville Town Hall - (252) 329-4419
Ayden Town Hall -(252) 746-7030
Bethel Town Hall (252) 825-6191
Farmville Town Hall -(252) 753-5116
Fountain Town Hall - (252) 749-2881
Grifton Town Hall - (252) 524-5168
Grimesland Town Hall - (252) 752-6337
Simpson Town Hall - (252) 757-1430
Winterville Town Hall - (252) 756-2221
Pitt County Manager - (252) 902-2950
Building Inspections - (252) 902-3150
Planning & Development - (252) 902-3250
Recycling - (252) 902-3350
Register of Deeds - (252) 902-1650
Social Services - (252) 902-1110
Board of Elections - (252) 902-3300
Pitt County Development Commission - (252) 758-1989
Business / Privilege License - (252) 830-4101

POLICE DEPARTMENTS
City of Greenville (252) 329-4317
Ayden (252) 746-7015
Farmville (252) 746-7015
Winterville (252) 756-1105

ANIMAL SHELTER
4550 County Home Road
Greenville, NC 27858
(252) 902-1725

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
Pitt County Office Park
121 New Hope Road
Greenville, NC 27834-1696
252-902-2625

CLERK TO THE BOARD
Pitt County Office Building
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC
252-902-2950

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE
Pitt County Office Park
Agricultural Center
403 Government Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-902-1700

COUNTY MANAGER'S OFFICE
Pitt County Office Building
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834-1696
252-902-2950

DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Downtown Greenville
111 S. Washington Street
P.O. Box 837
Greenville, NC 27835-0837
252-758-1989

ELECTIONS
Downtown Greenville
201 E. 2nd Street
Greenville, NC 27835
252-902-3300

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Pitt County Office Building
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834-1696
252-902-3950

ENGINEERING
Development Services Building
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834-1696
252-902-3150

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Development Services Building
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834-1696
252-902-3200

FINANCIAL SERVICES
Pitt County Office Building
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834-1696
252-902-3000

HUMAN RESOURCES
Pitt County Office Building
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834-1696
252-902-3050

INSPECTIONS
Development Services Building
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834-1696
252-902-3150

LEGAL DEPARTMENT
Pitt County Office Building
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834-1696
252-902-3100

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Pitt County Office Building
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834-1696
252-902-3800

PITT SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Pitt County Agricultural Center
403 Government Circle, Suite 4
Greenville, NC 27834
252-752-2720

PLANNING DEPARTMENT
Development Services Building
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834-1696
252-902-3250

PUBLIC HEALTH
Pitt County Office Park
201 Government Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-902-2300

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
Pitt County Office Building
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834-1696
252-902-2955

RECYCLING/SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Allen Road
3025 Landfill Rd
Greenville, NC 27834-1696
252-902-3350

REGISTER OF DEEDS
Pitt County Courthouse
West Third Street
P.O. Box 35
Greenville, NC 27835
252-902-1650

SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Pitt County Courthouse
100 West 3rd Street
Greenville, NC 27834
252-902-2800

SOCIAL SERVICES
Pitt County Office Building
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834-1696
252-902-1110

TAX ASSESSOR
Downtown Greenville
110 S. Evans Street
P.O. Box 43
Greenville, NC 27835-0043
252-902-3400

TAX COLLECTOR
Downtown Greenville
111 S. Washington Street
Greenville, NC
252-902-3425

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Pitt County Public Schools

A. G. Cox Middle (6-8)
756-3105
Ayden Elementary (K-4)
746-2121
Ayden-Grifton High (9-12)
746-4183
Ayden Middle (5-8)
746-3672
Belvoir Elementary (K-5)
752-6365
Bethel School (K-8)
825-3801
C. M. Eppes Middle (6-8)
757-2160
Chicod School (K-8)
746-6742
Creekside Elementary (K-5)
353-5253
D. H. Conley High (9-12)
756-3440
E. B. Aycock Middle (6-8)
756-4181
Eastern Elementary (K-5)
758-4813
Elmhurst Elementary (K-5)
756-0180
Falkland Elementary (K-5)
752-7820
Farmville Central High (9-12)
753-5138
Farmville Middle (6-8)
753-2116
G. R. Whitfield School (K-8)
752-6614
Grifton School (K-8)
524-5141
H. B. Sugg Elementary (K-2)
753-2671
Hope Middle School(6-8)
355-7071
J. H. Rose High (9-12)
321-3640
North Pitt High (9-12)
825-0054
Northwest Elementary (K-5)
752-6329
Pactolus School (K-8)
752-6941
Sadie Saulter Elementary (K-5)
758-4621
Sam D. Bundy Elementary (3-5)
753-2013
South Greenville Elem.(K-5)
756-7004
South Central High (9-12)
321-3232
Stokes School (K-8)
752-6907
Third Street Center (Pre-K)
752-3227
W. H. Robinson Elementary (K-5)
756-3707
Wahl-Coates Elementary (K-5)
752-2514
Wellcome Middle (6-8)
752-5938
Wintergreen Intermediate (3-5)
355-2411
Wintergreen Primary (K-2)
353-5270

Pitt County Colleges

East Carolina University
For nearly a century, East Carolina University has served the people of North Carolina and the nation. From modest beginnings as a teacher training school, ECU has grown to become an emerging, national research university with an enrollment of more than 23,000. In 1907, East Carolina was founded to alleviate the desperate shortage of teachers in the eastern part of the state. Our College of Education continues to supply the nation with some of its best educators, and now it has been joined by programs of high distinction in health care and the fine and performing arts. The university is no longer a small school but an engine of economic development and a hotbed of discovery.

Today, East Carolina is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and offers 106 bachelor’s degree programs, 71 master’s degree programs, 4 specialist degree programs, 1 first-professional MD program, and 16 doctoral programs in our professional colleges and schools, the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, and the Brody School of Medicine: With a mission of teaching, research, and service, East Carolina University is a dynamic institution connecting people and ideas, finding solutions to problems, and seeking the challenges of the future.

Pitt Community College
In March 1961, Pitt Community College was chartered and designated by the State Board of Education as an industrial education center. The College began its operation as Pitt Industrial Education Center during the same year. The programs developed and expanded, and in 1964, the school was designated a technical institute by the State Board of Education. The name was changed in July, 1964, to Pitt Technical Institute, In the Fall of 1997, Pitt Community College, as well as the entire North Carolina Community College system, converted from a quarter system to a semester system. Today, Pitt Community College offers 44 associate degree programs, numerous certificate programs, 22 diploma programs, and 18 University Transfer programs. The College has expanded its instruction to include more than 200 classes via the internet, classes via the NC Information Highway, telecourses, and community-based classes.

www.pitt.k12.nc.us