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Greene County, being a part of land grant by King Charles II of England in 1663, was first settled around 1710 by immigrants from Maryland, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina. The original inhabitants of the area, the Tuscarora Indians, fought with these immigrants and on March 20-23, 1713, a fighting force of South Carolinians and Yemassce Indians, under Colonel Maurice Moore, defeated the Tuscarora, under the leadership of Chief Hancock. This was the final major battle of the Tuscarora War at Fort Neoheroka near current day Snow Hill.

In 1758, the area now recognized as Greene and Lenoir Counties was separated from Johnston and named Dobbs for the Royal Governor. The county was formed in 1791 from the northern part of Dobbs County. It was originally named Glasgow County, for James Glasgow, North Carolina Secretary of State from 1777 to 1798. In 1799, Glasgow’s involvement in military land grant frauds forced him to resign and leave the state. Glasgow County was then renamed Greene County in honor of Nathanael Greene, one of General Washington’s right-hand men.

The county seat, Snow Hill, is the largest town and major commercial center in the county. The town draws its name from the historic white sandy banks of nearby Contentnea Creek. Source Wikipedia

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Greene County Courthouse
229 Kingold Blvd Suite D
County Courthouse
Snow Hill, NC 28580

Census

1850 Federal Census Transcription and Index Directory opens to listing of text files, index and files by page number

Tax Records

1816 Tax list

Cemeteries

USBS listing of cemeteries in Greene County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Greene County, NC Query Forum

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

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

alanbest1 on “William Pinckney Best Birth records”

William Pinckney Best was born in 1808 in Greene County, NC. I have significant information on his descendants but am unable to establish his ancestors. Would really like to get some definitive information on his brothers, sisters and parents.




pamsheets on “Looking for decendants of Nany Mae Garris or Raymond Hiill”

Any relatives or Nany Mae Garris or Raymond Hill please contace me.
pamsheets@ctc.net
Nany Mae Garris was about 23 in 1927 and Raymond Hill around 20


Greene County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Greene County:

Hookerton
Maury
Snow Hill (County Seat)
Walstonburg

News related to Greene County, NC

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Woman dies in Greene County after car swept away in high water – WRAL.com


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Woman dies in Greene County after car swept away in high water
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Stantonsburg, N.C. — A Florida woman died Wednesday when her car was swept away by high water in Greene County near Stantonsburg. Sandra Berry, 65, drove around several barricades on N.C. Highway 58 and was swept away by the water near Parris …
FL woman, car swept off road by flood waters, dies in Greene CountyNews & Observer
Flooding still major concern in some parts of North CarolinaWTVD-TV
Driver disregards flood barricades, diesGreenville Daily Reflector
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Flooding prompts Highway 58 closing in Greene County – WITN – WITN


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La Grange woman killed after vehicle swept into creek by Greene … – WNCT


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La Grange woman killed after vehicle swept into creek by Greene …
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STANTONSBURG, N.C. (WNCT) – A La Grange woman drowned in her car after trying to drive through a flooded section of Highway 58 near Paris Road …
NEW INFO: Woman's car swept away in high water near Contentnea …WITN
1 person dies after vehicle swept into NC creek by floodwaters …WNCN

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Second Death Confirmed in North Carolina Flooding – The Weather Channel


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Second Death Confirmed in North Carolina Flooding
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According to the Associated Press, Sandra Berry, 65, of Kissimmee, Florida, died Wednesday night after her car was swept off N.C. 58 in Greene County. Highway Patrol Sgt. Michael Baker said Berry drove around barricades put up to keep vehicles off the …
Storms Leave Damage as They Move Across Deep SouthU.S. News & World Report

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Troopers: Driver drowns after crossing flood barricades on N.C. 58 … – The Wilson Times (subscription)


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Troopers: Driver drowns after crossing flood barricades on N.C. 58 …
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The Latest: Body in North Carolina river isn’t storm-related – WRAL.com


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The Latest: Body in North Carolina river isn't storm-related
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Highway Patrol Sgt. Michael Baker says 65-year-old Sandra Berry of Kissimmee, Florida, died Wednesday night when her car was swept off N.C. 58 in Greene County and sank. Baker says Berry drove around barricades put up to keep vehicles off the flooded …
Downstream of the Triangle, towns keeping an eye on rising riversNews & Observer
Potential for flooding in area continues to raise concernsWCTI12.com

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