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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

Greene County NCGenweb site
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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

“”greene county” nc” – Google News

Kinston man dies in Greene County crash – WITN

Kinston man dies in Greene County crash  WITN

The Highway Patrol says 20-year-old Edgar Abrego died at the scene of the Highway 903 crash Wednesday morning.




Silver Alert cancelled for missing Greene County woman – WITN

Silver Alert cancelled for missing Greene County woman  WITN

GREENE COUNTY, NC (WITN) – A statewide Silver Alert has been canceled for a missing Greene County woman. Greene County deputies issued the alert for …




New EMS station opens in Greene County – WITN

New EMS station opens in Greene County  WITN

GREENE COUNTY, NC (WITN) Lifesaving emergency services are now closer to home for some eastern Carolina residents. Greene County officials cut the …




Silver Alert canceled for missing endangered woman in Greene County – WNCT

Silver Alert canceled for missing endangered woman in Greene County  WNCT

A Silver Alert issued for a missing endangered woman in Greene County has been canceled.




Marshals: Bail absconders accused in Geneva robbery located in North Carolina – 13WHAM-TV

Marshals: Bail absconders accused in Geneva robbery located in North Carolina  13WHAM-TV

Geneva, N.Y./Greene County, N.C. – Two people accused of running away from New York while on bail for a crime in Ontario County have been located in North …




Man arrested on cocaine charges in Pitt County drug investigation – WNCT

Man arrested on cocaine charges in Pitt County drug investigation  WNCT

A Pitt County drug trafficking investigation that involved two agencies led to the arrest of an Edgecombe County man on cocaine charges.


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