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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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Greene County, NC Query Forum

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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

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Greene County Grand Jury Hands Up Indictments – Greeneville Sun

Greene County Grand Jury Hands Up Indictments
Greeneville Sun
Patricia Lynn Ramsey, 42, of Alexander, North Carolina: driving under the influence, simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to

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Public health Nurse II – Ads – Daily Reflector – Greenville Daily Reflector

Public health Nurse II – Ads – Daily Reflector
Greenville Daily Reflector
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE II Greene County Department of Public Health seeks Public Health Nurse II to work 20 hours per week in health department clinic setting. Applicant must be a graduate from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing

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THE BIG THAW: Some schools reopen, others remain closed for fifth day straight – WITN


WITN
THE BIG THAW: Some schools reopen, others remain closed for fifth day straight
WITN
GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – Some schools across Eastern Carolina are still closed for a fifth consecutive day Wednesday following last week's snow and ice. Other schools, like Craven, Pitt and Lenoir County Schools, will be operating on a delay, as some

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It Happened Here For Dec. 26 – Greeneville Sun

It Happened Here For Dec. 26
Greeneville Sun
A Greene County man is facing fugitive from justice charges for crimes allegedly committed in North Carolina and South Carolina. Steven Wayne Tarleton, 47, of 503 E. Church St., Greeneville, was arrested by the Greene County Sheriff's Department on




The Refuge camp receives $25000 award from Rye Foundation – Greenville Daily Reflector


Greenville Daily Reflector
The Refuge camp receives $25000 award from Rye Foundation
Greenville Daily Reflector
At its camp site in Greene County, The Refuge has six eastern North Carolina farmhouses which have been fully restored. Funds from the award will help to renovate a seventh farmhouse, which has been donated and is already on the site. The Ray Bryan


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