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The city of Greenville, North Carolina is the county seat of Pitt County. It was founded in 1771 as Martinsborough in honor of the Royal Governor Josiah Martin. In 1774, the town was moved three miles west to the south bank of the Tar River, where it remains. In 1786, the town was changed to Greenesville in honor of Revolutionary War hero General Nathanael Greene. Some time later, it was shortened to Greenville. Because of its location on the Tar River, Greenville became an exporter of cotton, and then tobacco in the 1800s. In 1907 Greenville was made home to East Carolina Teacher's Training College, which in 197 became East Carolina University.

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