Long ago, nature painted this land with a broad brush, and blessed it with abundant natural resources. For centuries thereafter, Native Americans lived and journeyed here, sustained by the bounty of the fields forests and rivers. When the first European settlers arrived, they wrote home to tell of this “goodly and prosperous new land.” Today, Northampton County still beckons to those in search of nature’s bounty, to those seeking new opportunities in commerce, and to those searching for the peace of rural America.
Those who come here quickly discover that Northampton County is a place of thriving diversity — home to some of the most productive farms in America, state-of-the art manufacturing and distribution facilities operated by leading national and international corporations, small and welcoming towns, and waterfront developments on pristine lakes.
Northampton County is situated at the center of America’s Atlantic seaboard bordering Virginia on Interstate 95, the most heavily traveled north/south thoroughfare in America. Our county is within a one-day drive of 40% of the US population. An excellent highway and rail network, coupled with easy access to the Ports of Virginia and three international airports, puts the nation and the world at the door of Northampton County’s business community.
Here one can expect to be welcomed by a great people — people schooled in the time-honored southern traditions of courtesy and generosity; and endowed with the talent, vigor and spirit of the New South. The same holds true of our county government. Guided by a dedication to excellence, county government is efficient and effective, with an unyielding commitment to being productive and innovative in providing a broad range of high-quality services to the people we serve.
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