“Harbor of Hospitality” in Charlotte, North Carolina
Elizabeth City is located in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, and with a population of approximately 18,000, it is the largest city of its county and the county seat. Better known as the “Harbor of Hospitality,” Elizabeth City is the cultural and economic hub of the Historic Albemarle region in northeastern North Carolina. It was founded in 1794 as a mercantile city, because of its location on the Pasquotank River.
Elizabeth City is also home to the Coast Guard Air Station, the largest Coast Guard Air Station in the United States, spreading over more than 800 acres and consisting of six commands. That makes it possible for the city to provide a significant number of local jobs and to maintain economic stability.
The city also has a rich cultural life, thanks to the Museum of the Albemarle, located in a central part of the town, on the waterfront. The museum features both permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as the regional arts council, Arts of the Albemarle.