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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

Seven charged in Brunswick County gambling investigation – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Seven charged in Brunswick County gambling investigation
WWAY NewsChannel 3
Winfred Wesley Watson, 71, of August Dr., Clemmons, NC, is charged with gambling, operating five or more video gaming machines, felony conspiracy, and continuing criminal enterprise. Watson turned himself in to Forsyth County officials on Thursday and …
Brunswick gambling ring: seven arrested, $250000 and 387 gambling machines seizedPort City Daily
Seven charged in illegal gambling operationsStarNewsOnline.com
Seven arrested on felony gaming charges after Brunswick County investigationWMBF

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Brunswick Co. deputy involved in crash – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Brunswick Co. deputy involved in crash
WWAY NewsChannel 3
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County deputy was involved in a crash Wednesday night at the US 421 intersection near the Isabel Holmes Bridge. Two vehicles were involved, one deputy car and a utility truck. NC Highway Patrol Sgt.
Four injured after truck hits deputy's vehicleWECT-TV6
Brunswick deputy involved in head-on crash near Isabel Holmes bridgeStarNewsOnline.com

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Safe Plates food safety manager class – StarNewsOnline.com

Safe Plates food safety manager class
StarNewsOnline.com
BOLIVIA — N.C. Cooperative Extension in Brunswick County is offering the N.C. Safe Plates course to promote food safety at the food service level. Food safety is the safeguarding or protection of food from anything that could harm consumers' health.




Neighborhoods seek Brunswick County water service – StarNewsOnline.com


StarNewsOnline.com
Neighborhoods seek Brunswick County water service
StarNewsOnline.com
Though a significant portion of the county south of U.S. 17 is connected to county water and serviced either by the Northwest Water Treatment Plant or the N.C. 211 groundwater plant, most areas north of U.S. 17, which are mostly rural, do not have




Flag stolen from West Brunswick High School – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Flag stolen from West Brunswick High School
WWAY NewsChannel 3
SHALLOTTE, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is searching for three people who stole a flag from West Brunswick High School. West Brunswick High School flag (Photo: BCSO). According to a post on the sheriff's office Facebook page, …

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West Brunswick sophomore charged after fight and social media threat – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
West Brunswick sophomore charged after fight and social media threat
WWAY NewsChannel 3
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A West Brunswick High School student faces charges after a fight at school and a post on Snapchat. Sophomore Kavon Kenith Gause is charged with simple affray and communicating threats. According to arrest …
Fight, Snapchat threat led to high school student's arrest, cops sayMyrtle Beach Sun News

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