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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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Greene County, NC Query Forum

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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

Police believe Greene County holdup and others last week connected – WITN

Police believe Greene County holdup and others last week connected  WITN

Greene County Sheriff Lemmie Smith says the Speedway on U.S. 258 and Highway 91 outside of Snow Hill was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning.




Church damaged in Greene County storm – WITN

Church damaged in Greene County storm  WITN

GREENE COUNTY, NC (WITN) The Tabernacle Methodist Church in Greene County was damaged during a thunderstorm at around 6:00 P.M. Thursday night.




Greene County: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot – New Canaan Advertiser

Greene County: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot  New Canaan Advertiser

CATSKILL, N.Y. (AP) _ Greene County Bancorp Inc. (GCBC) on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $4.2 million. On a per-share basis, the …




National Ice Cream Day celebrated at Greene County festival – WNCT

National Ice Cream Day celebrated at Greene County festival  WNCT

National Ice Cream Day is Sunday; however, Simply Natural Creamery is getting a head start on celebrating. They hosted a festival Saturday in Greene County.




Buxton tops list of least affordable homes in N.C. – The Outer Banks Voice

Buxton tops list of least affordable homes in N.C.  The Outer Banks Voice

Buxton is the place with least affordable homes in North Carolina, according to a new report by UnitedStatesZipCodes.org that ranks affordability by zip code.




Small farms, big ideas: NC has a new crop of farmers willing to try something different – Raleigh News & Observer

Small farms, big ideas: NC has a new crop of farmers willing to try something different  Raleigh News & Observer

New farmers are working in North Carolina. They’re younger, they’re women, they’re African American or Hispanic or Asian, and they want to garden and grow a …


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