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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

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

“brunswick county” nc – Google News

Water pressure restored in Brunswick County, but customers should boil water – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Water pressure restored in Brunswick County, but customers should boil water
WWAY NewsChannel 3
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Water pressure has been restored to Brunswick County Public Utilities customers in the southwestern end of the county, but residents are still asked to boil their water before using it. Customers of the Town of Shallotte …
Crews fix water main break in Brunswick County, boil advisory in placeWECT-TV6
Update: Brunswick County water pressure restored, boil advisory in effectPort City Daily
County water main break repaired, advisory remainsBrunswick Beacon

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Water advisory continues for some areas day after Brunswick County water main break – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Water advisory continues for some areas day after Brunswick County water main break
WWAY NewsChannel 3
Therefore, Brunswick County Public Utilities and the Division of Water Resources advise that consumers in areas off Old Georgetown Road, Sandpiper Road SW and Sunset Blvd North/Beach Drive SW boil all water used for human consumption (including …

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Q&A with Brunswick County Schools superintendent – StarNewsOnline.com


StarNewsOnline.com
Q&A with Brunswick County Schools superintendent
StarNewsOnline.com
This county-wide program will be located on the campus of Brunswick Community College and will be open to any Brunswick County high school student. … What's your message to the Brunswick County Schools community for the 2017-18 school year?




Columbus County receives $2.1 million state grant – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Columbus County receives $2.1 million state grant
WWAY NewsChannel 3
RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 22 grant requests totaling $15,802,945, for eight areas across the state, including Columbus County. N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced the …




Brunswick County woman tries luck with lottery for first time, wins $200000 – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Brunswick County woman tries luck with lottery for first time, wins $200000
WWAY NewsChannel 3
RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) – A Holden Beach woman won big, and it was her first time playing the lottery. For over a week, Bonnie Cox carried around a scratch-off ticket worth $200,000 and didn't even know it. “I just put it in my purse and forgot about it

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Strand simmers under another heat advisory – Myrtle Beach Sun News


Myrtle Beach Sun News
Strand simmers under another heat advisory
Myrtle Beach Sun News
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C. has issued yet another heat advisory. The warning is in effect from noon to 5 p.m. Friday for Horry, Georgetown, and Brunswick County, N.C., along with some surrounding areas. Actual temperatures are …

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