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Pitt -- King in Tobacco.

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Accounting for the majority of farm income within Pitt County, tobacco farming has sustained the community since 1725. Selling more flue-cured tobacco than any other county in the United States, Pitt County merchants established a market in 1891 from which to sell their goods. Initially, a one warehouse operation, membership in the Greenville Market grew to 31 different auctioneers, who, as of 1956, sold 97,367,576 pounds of tobacco, 57,161,694 pounds of which was grown locally.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 25 Issue 10, Oct 1957, p15-18, il