Cumberland County, NC
Cumberland County was named for Prince William Augusts, Duke of Cumberland. Located in central North Carolina, the county covers an area of 658 mi². Established on February 19, 1754, the county seat is located in Fayetteville, which is known as the home of U.S. Army base, Fort Bragg. It is the fifth most populous county in the state with a population of 332,330.
Forsyth County, NC
Forsyth County is home to parts of the Yadkin Valley wine region. It has a population of 379,099, as of the 2018 census. The county seat is located in Winston-Salem, which is known as “the city of arts and innovation”. It was established in 1849 and named for Benjamin Forsyth, a Colonel killed in the War of 1812.
Guilford County, NC
Settlers first arrived in what's now Guilford in the 1740's, though the county wasn't officially established until 1771. The county seat is located in Greensboro, which was named for revolutionary war hero Major General Nathaniel Greene, who led the rebels in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Guilford is the third most populous county in the state. The county is located in central North Carolina and encompasses an area of 658 mi².
Mecklenburg County, NC
Mecklenburg County is the most populous county in North Carolina, with a population of 1,093,901. Established on November 6, 1762, it was named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz - the Queen of the United Kingdom at the time. It's county seat is Charlotte, which has been ranked as one of the fastest growing major cities in the United States.
Wake County, NC
Wake County is home to Raleigh, the county seat and state capitol. The area is 857 mi². Located in central North Carolina, it is the second most populous county in the state. Established in 1771, Wake was originally part of the Tuscarora nation. The population was estimated at 1,092,305 as of 2018.