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Get to Know Martin County, NC


Martin County is a place where a slightly slower pace of life is embraced and appreciated. With a population of about 24,000, we’re what most people would consider “out in the country,” but there are plenty of hidden gems all around us.

Nestled on the banks of the Roanoke River, our county offers plenty of outside activities – fishing, kayaking, golf (traditional and disc), hunting, and so much more. Locally-owned restaurants serve some of the best food on the East Coast, and we’re home to a few tourist destinations.

We are located midway between the state capital and the Outer Banks, so whatever you want to do on your time off, it’s never far away.

What’s nearby?

  • Greenville, NC – 30 minutes
  • Raleigh/RTP, NC – 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Nags Head, NC – 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Wilmington, NC – 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Atlantic Beach, NC – 1 hour, 40 minutes
  • Norfolk, VA – 1 hour, 40 minutes
  • Washington, D.C. – 4 hours

Community Links

Martin County Chamber of Commerce


Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

The Roanoke River flows southeast in a zigzag course bordering Martin County through the Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge and then briefly turns north as it enters Batchelor Bay on the western end Albemarle Sound.