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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

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Greene County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Greene County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

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

News related to Greene County, NC

“greene county” nc – Google News

Altercation results in early morning homicide in Greene County – WNCT


WNCT
Altercation results in early morning homicide in Greene County
WNCT
GREENE COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT)- The Greene County Sheriff's Office received a call to shots fired early Sunday morning just outside of Hookerton. When deputies arrived on Chicken Shack Road, they found 35 year old Mario Bryant of Ayden fatally shot.
Man behind bars for fatal shootingWITN

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Public hearings scheduled for redistricting plans – Greenville Daily Reflector

Public hearings scheduled for redistricting plans
Greenville Daily Reflector
The grouping maps show Pitt County with Lenoir County in the House and with Greene County in the Senate. Three legislative districts would be created from the Pitt-Lenoir grouping and one Senate district would be created out of the Pitt-Greene grouping.




Huffman Prairie – Fairborn Daily Herald

Huffman Prairie
Fairborn Daily Herald
The dream became a reality when they took their invention to Kitty Hawk, N.C. and managed on Dec. … The actual flight, which was the first powered, controlled flight in the heavier than air machine took place right here in Greene County on May 26, 1904.




DEPUTIES: Man takes only lighters after dollar store break-in – WITN


WITN
DEPUTIES: Man takes only lighters after dollar store break-in
WITN
GREENE COUNTY, NC (WITN) – A man broke into a dollar store early today and only made off with lighters, according to deputies.. Herman Ham, 59, of Snow Hill, has been charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, and possession of stolen …

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UPDATED: Indiana Army soldier had ties to Greene County – Greene County Daily World


Greene County Daily World
UPDATED: Indiana Army soldier had ties to Greene County
Greene County Daily World
Hunter was in the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and had been deployed in the Kandahar region of southern Afghanistan for 32 days when the a NATO mission convoy he was assigned to protect …

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Donna R. Curl – Greene County Daily World


Greene County Daily World
Donna R. Curl
Greene County Daily World
Donna Ruth Curl, 55, of Fayetteville, NC passed away at home Wednesday, July 19 following a long illness. She was born March 20, 1962 in Knox County to James and Margaret (Sapp) Robertson. She was preceded in death by her mother, father and a …


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