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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

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Brunswick County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Brunswick County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

jorskippy on “Jordan/Avent/Ham/Edmundson/Pridgen/Taylor/”

I am seeking information on the Frederick Jordan family of Dobbs, Johnston, Wayne, Lenoir County, North Carolina. I have some information that I am willing to share. Frederick Jordan married Winniford Avent around 1758. They had a large family: Aven Jordan (1760)married Elizabeth ULN and moved to Jefferson County, GA in the early 1800′s; Pryor Jordan (1762) married a Lane; Penelope (1768) married Henry Smith (1765)and continued to live in Wayne County, NC; Dicey (1770) married Erastus Ham (1760) around 1790 in Greene County, NC; Frederick Jordan, Jr. (1772) married Elizabeth Pridgen and moved to Jefferson Co. GA in the early 1800′s;Elizabeth(1768)married Thomas Charlie “Goldie” Holmes and gradually moved to Newton County Texas by way of Salem, SC, Hancock, MS; Mathew (1776) married Susannah Taylor and moved to Jefferson county, Ga in the early 1800′s; Clarkey (1778) ; Vicey (1780) married John J. Edmundson and raised a family and died in Greene County, NC; Charles *1782) the youngest son who inheirted the plantation and I don’t know what happened to him; and Amy Jordan (1782) married an Exum. Any assistance to more information would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks


Brunswick County, NC at Genforum

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

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One person killed in Brunswick County boating accident – WECT-TV6


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One person killed in Brunswick County boating accident
WECT-TV6
A man was killed in a boating accident in Brunswick County Monday evening. According to Officer Scott Pritchard with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Martin Scott McDonald, 58, died in the incident that happened around 5 p.m. in Rices Creek off …
58-year-old man killed in NC boating accident | WNCNWNCN

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MISSING: Brunswick Co. teen last seen April 8 – WECT-TV6

MISSING: Brunswick Co. teen last seen April 8
WECT-TV6
The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to locate a missing teen. According to officials, 19-year-old Danielle Rimma Rich was last seen on April 8 in Bolivia. Rich is 5 foot 2 inches tall and weighs around 125 pounds. She

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Five charged with trafficking cocaine in Brunswick County – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Five charged with trafficking cocaine in Brunswick County
WWAY NewsChannel 3
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A traffic stop on Green Hill Road in Leland ended with five people facing drug charges. Kimberly Coleman (Photo: BCSO). It happened around 5:00 p.m. on Monday. According to a news release, Brunswick County …
5 face cocaine trafficking charges in Brunswick CountyStarNewsOnline.com
5 arrested on drug charges after Brunswick County traffic stopWBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Five arrested on cocaine charges in multi-agency bustWECT-TV6

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Rick Ross concert finds new location in Brunswick County – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Rick Ross concert finds new location in Brunswick County
WWAY NewsChannel 3
Rick Ross Navassa concert ticket A ticket for a Rick Ross concert promoted for Navassa on April 7, 2017. (Photo: Basil John/WWAY). BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — After more than a week of rumors, it appears that a Rick Ross concert is actually …




Missing Brunswick County man found dead in creek – StarNewsOnline.com


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Missing Brunswick County man found dead in creek
StarNewsOnline.com
BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Foul play is not suspected in the death of a man whose body was found in a Supply creek after he was reporting missing from a Brunswick County hospital last week, according to an official. Jeremy Faith Hill, 30, was last seen April …
Sheriff's office seeks missing coupleBrunswick Beacon

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