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Monday, February 26, 2024
127 West Jefferson St. - P.O. Box 1035
Jackson, NC 27845

Leading Business Growth

Agri-business accounts for approximately one-third of the local business. The market Value of farm products sold include peanuts at $19.7 million; cotton, $23 million; hogs, $22.7 million; poultry, $20.8 million; forestry products, $16.3 million; beef cattle, $1.5 million; tobacco, $800 thousand; and soy beans, $600 thousand. The total value including miscellaneous products is $108 million.

Principle types of industrial and commercial activity in the county are textile, apparel, lumber, chemical manufacturing, boat manufacturing, and agricultural processing.

  • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • Purdue Farms
  • W.J. Wray Sheet Metal
  • International Paper
  • Resinall Corporation
  • Clary Lumber
  • Tarheel Casket Company
  • J.S.Sanfilippo & Son-Peanut Processors
  • Severn Peanut Company
  • Northampton Peanut Company
  • Lowe's Home Improvement Regional Warehouse
  • Envia Pellet Plant


  • Elementary (Grades K-6 six schools)
  • Middle (Grades 7-8 two schools)
  • Senior High (Grades 9-12 two schools)
  • Annual Budget approximately 25 million dollars
  • Approximate Enrollment 3,900 children


  • Northeast Academy (Grades K-12)


  • KIPP Gaston


  • Roanoke Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, NC
  • Halifax Community College in Weldon, NC
  • Saint Augustine in Raleigh, NC

Universities (all located within 90 miles)

  • University North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC
  • North Carolina State Universityin Raleigh, NC
  • Duke University in Durham, NC
  • East Carolina University in Greenville, NC
  • Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC
  • Shaw University in Raleigh, NC
  • Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC
  • Dominion North Carolina Power (1-888 667-3000)
  • Roanoke Electric Membership Corp. (252-209-2236)
  • North Carolina Natural Gas (919-546-5696)
  • CenturyLink Telephone Company (252-977-9011)
  • Northampton County Public Works Dept. (252-534-6341)
  • Waste Management (curb side pick-up) (252-536-2011)


Northampton County is excellently situated with respect to highways. Interstate 95, the nation's major north-south thoroughfare on the eastern coast, bisects the county. Three U. S. primary routes cross Northampton: 158,258 and 301. In addition, there are six state primary routes providing ready access to destinations in all directions.


CSX Transportation, Inc. offers freight and piggyback service in the County along three main tracks.


Commercial air service is available at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (90 miles) and Norfolk,VA International Airport (90 miles). Additionally, two Municipal airports serve Northampton County at Woodland and Roanoke Rapids. Each have a 4000 foot paved lighted runway with fuel available.


The deep-water port complex at Hampton Roads, VA, is located 90 miles northeast of Northampton County, with direct highway and rail linkage. The Chowan River (30 miles) supports bulk-shipping barge traffic via the Albemarle Sound and the Inter-coastal Waterway to ports in North Carolina and Virginia.


Commercial bus services are provided to Northampton County residents by Carolina Trailways and Greyhound.


Two local terminals and numerous regional carriers serve the Northampton County area.


County wide parcel service is provided by United Parcel Service, Federal Express, Courier and others.