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Popular Activities in Martin County, NC

Paddling Activities

Paddling

Get ready for an adventure paddling lush creeks, wild swamps and the “mighty” Roanoke.

Horse Shows

Rodeos, Dressage, Barrels — you name it, it’s here. Family fun in Eastern NC starts with horses.

Historic Sites

Discover Martin County’s rich history. These are the must-see places to learn about our past.

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About Martin County

Even before what is now Martin County was first visited by English explorers, it was inhabited by Native Americans who were adept at satisfying their needs from the richly supplied forests and streams. In 1774, Martin County was formed from Tyrrell and Halifax Counties in the midst of one of the most turbulent periods of American history. It was less than three years after the Battle of Alamance near Hillsborough, between the “Regulators” and North Carolina militia called up by Royalist Governor Tryon – generally considered one of the first skirmishes of the American Revolution -and only a few months before the first meeting of the North Carolina Provincial Congress independent of royal authority in August, 1774.Attempts to establish a new county for the territory which eventually became Martin…

Martin County Landmarks

Popular Landmarks

You haven’t truly experienced Martin County if you haven’t spent a few peaceful moments reflecting by the mighty Roanoke River or taken a seat to enjoy a rodeo at the Ag Center.
Here’s a handy list of must-see places.

Trip Kits

Planning to compete in one of our horse shows? Here’s a list of vets, tackle supplies, boarding options …
Want to paddle but don’t know where to begin? Here’s a list that can get you on the water.
No trip is complete without a country drive to all of Martin County’s historic landmarks.
If you’re planning a family reunion, high school reunion or a corporate meeting, here’s a list to get …