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Brunswick County Genealogy

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The county was formed in 1764 from parts of Bladen County and New Hanover County. It was named for the (now abandoned) colonial port of Brunswick Town, which was itself named for Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg; at the time held by the British kings of the House of Hanover. Source Wikipedia

The County seat of Brunswick County is Bolivia. This county is on the Atlantic Coast and is bordered by the Cape Fear River and the state of South Carolina. Bolivia has been the county seat since 1977. Through the history of Brunswick county the county seat has been at Brunswick Town, then the plantation of John Bell near the Lockwood’s Folly Bridge, then Walkersburg (near Deep Water Point). Then it was moved to Smithville (which was renamed to Southport) and Southport served as the seat until 1977.

Among the notable sites in Brunswick county are Fort Fisher and Fort Anderson/Brunswick Town. Also the lighthouses at Bald Head Lighthouse – (Bald Head Island info), Oak Island Lighthouse and Price’s Creek Lighthouse are all in Brunswick County.

For local news, Brunswick County is served by the Brunswick Beacon which publishes a weekly edition.

Brunswick County Genealogy Resources

Brunswick County NCGenweb site

Southport Historical Society
P.O. Box 10014
Southport, NC 28461

Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2536
Wilmington, NC 28402-2536

Lower Cape Fear Historical Society
126 South Third Street
Wilmington, NC 29401

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Brunswick County Government

Brunswick County Courthouse
PO Box 249
County Courthouse
Bolivia, NC 28422

Census

1790 Federal Census transcription in order by last name

1790 Federal Census transcription

1800 Federal Census images directory opens to a list of images named by page number

1810 Federal Census images directory opens to a list of images named by page number

1820 Federal Census images directory opens to a list of images named by page number

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Brunswick County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Brunswick County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Brunswick County, NC Query Forum

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Cities and towns of Brunswick County:

Ash
Bald Head Island
Belville
Boiling Spring Lakes
Bolivia (County Seat)
Calabash
Caswell Beach
Fort Caswell
Holden Beach
Leland
Long Beach
Longwood
Navassa
Oak Island
Ocean Isle Beach
Shallotte
South Brunswick
Southport
Sunny Point Military Ocean T
Sunset Beach
Sunset Harbor
Supply
Wilmington
Winnabow
Yaupon Beach

News related to Brunswick County, NC

“”brunswick county” nc” – Google News

Deputies: Suspect in custody after break-in at West Brunswick High – WWAY NewsChannel 3

Deputies: Suspect in custody after break-in at West Brunswick High  WWAY NewsChannel 3

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Shallotte Police Department has a suspect in custody for the break-in at West Brunswick High School. Jame Andre …




Brunswick County commissioner travels to White House for discussion on economic growth – WECT

Brunswick County commissioner travels to White House for discussion on economic growth  WECT

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Brunswick County Commission Chairman Frank Williams traveled to the White House to join a discussion on plans to attract growth …




Even after a history of hurricane devastation, Brunswick continues to thrive — and grow – Charlotte Observer

Even after a history of hurricane devastation, Brunswick continues to thrive — and grow  Charlotte Observer

Brunswick County, near Myrtle Beach, is one of the fastest-growing areas in the U.S. , despite storms.




Crews respond to mobile home fire in Brunswick County – WECT

Crews respond to mobile home fire in Brunswick County  WECT

The home is expected to be a total loss. No injuries have been reported.




Manufacturer Chooses Brunswick County for New Plant, Jobs – NC Dept of Commerce

Manufacturer Chooses Brunswick County for New Plant, Jobs  NC Dept of Commerce

Pacon Manufacturing Corporation, a contract manufacturer, has selected Brunswick County for its new plant, creating 299 new jobs and investing $37.6 million, …




Pacon Manufacturing promises 299 jobs in Brunswick County – Port City Daily

Pacon Manufacturing promises 299 jobs in Brunswick County  Port City Daily

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — New Jersey-based company Pacon Manufacturing announced today its plans to bring 299 new jobs to Navassa. It will also invest …


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