There are 9 US Post Offices in Beaufort County serving a total of 49,966 residents equating to 5,552 residents per post office. It's estimated that approximately 79,751 packages are handled across the 9 county post offices annually. Beaufort County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 47,759. Its county seat is Washington. The county was founded in 1705 as Pamptecough Precinct. Originally included in Bath County, it was renamed Beaufort Precinct in 1712 and became Beaufort County in 1739. Beaufort County comprises the Washington, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Greenville-Washington, NC Combined Statistical Area."