|Person County North Carolina Cities/Towns - Allensville, Bushy Fork, Cunningham, Flat River, Holloway, Mount Tirzah, Olive Hill, Roxboro (County Seat), Woodsdale
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Person County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 35,623 at the 2000 census. The county seat is Roxboro.
European-Americans established Person County as part of Edgecombe County in 1746; part of Granville County from 1746-1752; included in Orange County until 1778, and even part of Caswell County until 1791/1792. By dividing Caswell County into two squares-each side measuring approximately twenty (20) miles in length, the settlers formed two counties of 400-square miles each. Roxboro is the only incorporated municipality in the county. There are nine townships, many with community centers or postal offices. The city of Roxboro was chartered January 9, 1855.