Grifton, the southernmost incorporated town in Pitt County, has a long and fascinating history that includes Native Americans, an early naturalist, polyester, paddling and fishy celebrations.
Contentnea Creek, with its untouched natural beauty, is the heart and soul of Grifton, and inhabitants have lived along its banks since ancient times. It's the dividing line for Pitt County (the northern bank) and Lenoir County (the southern bank).
The 2013 U.S. Census recorded Grifton's population at 2,672 residents. Modern Grifton residents are linked to the past because of the place in which they choose to live.