when Lucy Crisp called a meeting at the Court House in Greenville. The individuals present at this meeting elected the following officers: Lucy Cherry Crisp, President; Tabitha DeVisconti, Secretary; and Frank M. Wooten, Sr., Chair of the Constitution Committee. Although the Association had an auspicious beginning, it did not function during the Great Depression and World War II.
In the early 1950s, David Julian Whichard, an editor and publisher in Greenville, rejuvenated the organization and was elected President. The group took as its name The Pitt County Historical Society. The Society has since evolved into a non-profit corporation.
The objectives of the Pitt County Historical Society, Inc., are to compile historical information, to encourage the preservation of historical sites, and to promote an appreciation for the history and heritage of Pitt County.