In 1940, Nyal \"Doc\" Womble II, opened the Womble Drug Company in Plymouth. Fifty years later, the drug store, now moved to a shopping center and run by his widow and children, still maintains the down home flavor of the original.
Primitive Baptists, characterized by strict adherence to conservative Baptist principles, were once a defining force in North Carolina. However, the denomination is slowly disintegrating and is on the verge of extinction.
Washington County is marking its bicentennial in 1999 with a year-long celebration. Events include Living History Weekend and Reenactment of the Battle of Plymouth (April), the opening of the Davenport Homestead in Creswell (June), and a large outdoor birthday party (September).