The New International Encyclopædia/Washington (North Carolina)
WASHINGTON. The county-seat of Beaufort County, N. C., 127 miles east by south of Raleigh, on the Pamlico River, and on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (Map: North Carolina, E 2). It is favorably situated for commerce, and carries on a considerable trade in cotton, corn, rice, farm produce, lumber, and naval stores. Oyster-fishing and ship-building are important industries; and there are also steam gins, planing mills, etc. Population, in 1890, 3545; in 1900, 4842.