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Greene County Genealogy

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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
Greene County NCGenweb Archives

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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

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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

UPDATE: Missing Greene County man found safe – WITN

UPDATE: Missing Greene County man found safe  WITN



WITN’s Teacher of the Week: Stacy Cobb from Greene County Middle School – WITN

WITN’s Teacher of the Week: Stacy Cobb from Greene County Middle School  WITN



Greene County, NC, Adopts Recycling Proclamation – waste360

Greene County, NC, Adopts Recycling Proclamation  waste360



Silver Alert canceled for missing Greene County man – WNCT

Silver Alert canceled for missing Greene County man  WNCT



BBQ for Paws event benefits Greene County animal shelters – WITN

BBQ for Paws event benefits Greene County animal shelters  WITN



Greene County Commissioners approve “Recycle Right NC” proclamation – Neuse News

Greene County Commissioners approve “Recycle Right NC” proclamation  Neuse News

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