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The county was formed in 1855 from Cumberland County. It was named for Cornelius Harnett (1723-1781), member of the Continental Congress and signer of the Articles of Confederation. Source Wikipedia

The County seat of Harnett Count is Lillington and the county is divided into the following townships: Anderson Creek, Averasboro, Barbecue, Black River, Buckhorn, Duke, Grove, Hectors Creek, Johnsonville, Lillington, Neills Creek, Stewarts Creek, and Upper Little River.

Harnett County NCGenweb site

Harnett County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 219
Buies Creek, NC 27506-0219

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Harnett County Courthouse
301 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd.
County Courthouse
Lillington, NC 27546

Census

1860 Federal Census Transcription – Summerville partial

1860 Federal Census Transcription – Summerville more complete

1870 Federal Census Transcription – Buckhorn, Chalk Level Partial

1870 Federal Census Transcription – Johnsonville Partial

1880 Federal Census Transcription Partial

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Harnett County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Harnett County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Harnett County, NC Query Forum

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

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

cjmitch3 on “Strickland Family”

I am searching for any info on Evander and Lille Mae Strickland of Harnett County Dunn NC. They had 3 children Oscar, Felton and Nettie Mae. Lillie Mae died in 1941.
I would like to find out more about them. Where they are buried etc. They were my Great Grandparents.
Thanks
Janet




shelbykaye on “Neill McNeill b. 1820″

I have 1870 census, Barbeque, Harnett showing Neill H. McNeill b. 1820 works turpentine
living with daughters (presumably) Grizzie A. age 16, Jane E. 14, and Lucy D. 7
I have Grizzie’s (Griselda) death certificate saying her mother was Nancy Stone.
I cannot find this family of McNeills (with Nancy) in any prior census.
I have found Nancy Stone married in 1857 to Neill H. McNeill in Moore Co. 1850 Census but this Neill H. McNeill seems to have been born in Scotland in 1785.
Grizzie is my great-grandmother and I am stymied. Can anyone help?




vglover776 on “Stewart/Gregory or Wade/Glover Families”

I am trying to find any info on these families all from harnett Co,NC


Harnett County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Harnett County

Angier
Buies Creek
Bunnlevel
Cameron
Coats
Dunn
Erwin
Kipling
Lillington (County Seat)
Mamers
Olivia

News related to Harnett County, NC

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NC mom and daughter hurt after car crashes into tree – WNCN


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NC mom and daughter hurt after car crashes into tree
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The incident happened just after 3 p.m. along Rosser Pittman Road in Harnett County, southeast of Sanford, according to the NC Highway Patrol. The crash involved a 30-year-old mother and her 11-year-old daughter, troopers said. The crash happened …

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Harnett County sheriff mum for now on allegations – Fayetteville Observer


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Harnett County sheriff mum for now on allegations
Fayetteville Observer
In this March 2011 photo made from surveillance video released by the Harnett County, N.C., Detention Center, inmate Brandon Bethea lies on the ground after an officer shocked him with a stun gun in Lillington, N.C. Bethea died after being hit. The
North Carolina jail officer whose stun gun killed inmate speaksNew York Daily News
REVEALED: NC police cruelly tasered mentally ill man to death in jail — then covered up the killingRaw Story
Video: Inmate shocked with stun gun 3 times before deathSan Francisco Chronicle
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Harnett County authorities searching for missing 14-year-old girl – WRAL.com


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Harnett County authorities searching for missing 14-year-old girl
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Angier, N.C. — Authorities in Harnett County were searching early Friday for a missing 14-year-old girl who is cognitively impaired. The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Ariel Lynn Reid at about 1:45 a.m. Friday
Harnett County authorities looking for 14-year-old girlFayetteville Observer

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NC NAACP wants federal probe in Harnett County – WNCN


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NC NAACP wants federal probe in Harnett County
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LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP/WNCN) — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is seeking a federal investigation of “abuses and possible crimes” in the Harnett County Sheriff's Office. Officials with the state and Harnett County chapters say they plan to file
NAACP to address 'injustices' in Harnett CountyWTVD-TV
NAACP calls for full federal investigation of Harnett County Sheriff's OfficeNews & Observer
NC NAACP president calls for 'Ferguson-like' investigation of alleged misconduct by Harnett County Sheriff's OfficeFayetteville Observer
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Harnett County mom, 2 children die in murder-suicide, deputies say – WNCN


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Harnett County mom, 2 children die in murder-suicide, deputies say
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LILLINGTON, N.C. (WNCN) — A woman and her two young children died in a Lillington murder-suicide shooting Friday night, Harnett County authorities announced Monday. At 4 p.m. Friday, Harnett County deputies checked on the occupants of a home at 98 …
Deaths of NC mom, 2 kids called murder-suicideWXII The Triad

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Families call for justice in Harnett County killings – WRAL.com


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Families call for justice in Harnett County killings
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Lillington, N.C. — Family members of two men killed in separate Harnett County incidents met Sunday morning in a protest calling for action and accountability in the justice system. Lots of red balloons were visible at the Harnett County Sheriff's
Families demand justice after 2 Harnett County dads are shot and killedWNCN
Protesters allege abuse by Harnett County Sheriff's OfficeFayetteville Observer
Supporters Protest for Justice for John LivingstonTWC News

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