History

Welcome to the Village of Simpson North Carolina website.  The Village of Simpson is located in the Grimesland Township, Pitt County.  The Village is approximately one mile south of NC 33, at the intersection of SR 1755 and 1759 and the Norfolk and Southern Railroad.

 

This area is characterized by broad and flat to gently rolling uplands, dissected by swampy stream valleys.  For more than 200 years, the uplands have been cultivated.  Current cash crops are tobacco, corn, and soybeans.  The Tar River lies two miles north of the Village of Simpson.  

The Village is named for John Simpson, an early settler and general in the Revolutionary War. The community grew up around the Norfolk and Southern Railroad, which was built through the area in 1911. In 1916, a post office opened and in 1918, the community was incorporated. During its early years, the town was known as Chicod. During the 1960's, Simpson lost its municipal status. In 1975, the Village of Simpson was incorporated again by the NC General Assembly.

Simpson is located in the Grimesland Township, Pitt County. The Village is approximately one mile south of NC 33, at the intersection of SR 1755 and 1759 and the Norfolk and Southern Railroad.

Simpson covers 0.4 square miles (235 acres, or 10,256,198 square feet) and is located in the eastern side of Pitt County at 35°34′31″ North, 77°16′43″ West (35.575205, -77.278515).

Local Business

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Local Churches

Salem United Methodist Church

785 McDonald Street

Simpson, NC  27879

www.salemmethodist.org

252-752-1273

 

Phillippi Missionary Baptist Church

2665 W. Viriginia Street

Simpson, NC  27879

252-758-9658

Local Living

Living:
Located just east of Greenville, Simpson is a small village that dates back to the early 1900's. The Simpson land use planning area consists of 4.77 square miles, including the town limits and the area contained within the extraterritorial jurisdiction. The town limits contain .44 square miles. The Village of Simpson is home to a community park which has a basketball court, baseball field, and playground; it is located on Telfaire Street and has new walking trails. Simpson is minutes away from multiple recreational parks including Goose Creek State Park and River Park North. The Village is under a 2 hour drive to popular North Carolina beaches, such as Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle. Located just an hour to the west is the State Capital of Raleigh.

Population:
In 2018, the United States Census Bureau estimated the Village of Simpson to have a population of 478 people.

Housing:
T
he median household income for the Village of Simpson is $54,554. There are a total of 215 housing units in the Village. The median home price in Simpson is $143,000. The average household size in Simpson is 2.46 persons per household, a little larger than the average household size in Pitt County which is 2.21 persons per household.

Education:
The Village of Simpson is located near East Carolina University and Pitt Community College. Children living in Simpson can attend Pitt County Schools or a nearby private school. According to the United States Census Bureau over 88% of residents hold a high school degree or higher.

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