Just down the Tar River headed east and over the L. Elmore Hodges Bridge, is the town of Grimesland in eastern Pitt County. The town was named for Civil War Major General Bryan Grimes, and laid out on his family plantation. The Grimesland Plantation, originally built in 1790, and added on to until the 1840’s, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. The plantation house, barn, and other out buildings were beautifully and carefully restored by Eddie and Jo Allison Smith of Grady-White Boats in 2010 for private use and entertainment. Grimeland features charming residential areas, a lovely park, family farms, small cafes, and local businesses. Though small in size, Grimesland is big in history and hospitality!