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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

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Cities and towns of Greene County:

Hookerton
Maury
Snow Hill (County Seat)
Walstonburg

News related to Greene County, NC

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Man wanted for murder in Greene County appears in court after arrest in Maryland – WNCT

Man wanted for murder in Greene County appears in court after arrest in Maryland  WNCT

SNOW HILL, N.C. (WNCT) – A man wanted for a murder in January in Greene County made his first court appearance after being captured in Maryland last week …




Greene County superintendent recognized for impact on music education – WITN

Greene County superintendent recognized for impact on music education  WITN

GREENE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina superintendent is being recognized for his support of music education. The Conn-Selmer Division of …




Pitt County machete attack leads to two counts of attempted first degree murder – WITN

Pitt County machete attack leads to two counts of attempted first degree murder  WITN

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man with two counts of attempted first degree murder stemming from an assault with a machete over the weekend.




Greene County superintendent receives national honor – Neuse News

Greene County superintendent receives national honor  Neuse News

Dr. Patrick Miller has been recognized on a state level and is now receiving national acclaim. Miller was recently named the Conn-Selmer Division of Education …




Storms impact ENC on Friday, tornado warnings issued twice – WCTI12.com

Storms impact ENC on Friday, tornado warnings issued twice  WCTI12.com

It’s been a busy day of weather around Eastern North Carolina. In addition to our Severe Weather Alert Day on Friday, ENC has had to deal with many reports of …




Voter ID seminars to take place Thursday – Neuse News

Voter ID seminars to take place Thursday  Neuse News

The Lenoir County Board of Elections will host two voter ID seminars this week.


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