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Harnett County Genealogy

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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

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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

“”harnett county” nc” – Google News

Lillington woman dies in 3-vehicle crash in Harnett County – WTVD-TV

Lillington woman dies in 3-vehicle crash in Harnett County  WTVD-TV

The Highway Patrol said it happened on Highway 421 and McArthur Road just before 10 a.m. Saturday when a driver failed to stop for a flashing red light.




Pharmaceutical Manufacturer to Create 100 Jobs with First US Facility in Harnett County – NC Dept of Commerce

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer to Create 100 Jobs with First US Facility in Harnett County  NC Dept of Commerce

KriGen Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a pharmaceutical company, selects Harnett County for its first U.S. manufacturing facility, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.




Harnett County man wanted in convenience store armed robbery – CBS17.com

Harnett County man wanted in convenience store armed robbery  CBS17.com

The man entered the business and demanded money before brandishing a black handgun, deputies say.




Harnett County man charged after he allegedly set his home on fire, killing man inside, officials say – WTVD-TV

Harnett County man charged after he allegedly set his home on fire, killing man inside, officials say  WTVD-TV

A Harnett County man has been arrested in connection to a deadly fire at his home, according to the sheriff’s office.




Harnett County mom, 11-year-old daughter killed in head-on wreck, troopers say – CBS17.com

Harnett County mom, 11-year-old daughter killed in head-on wreck, troopers say  CBS17.com

LILLINGTON, N.C. (WNCN) – A Harnett County mother and her daughter died in a head-on crash on U.S. 421 near Raven Rock Road early Tuesday morning, …




Mom, 11-year-old daughter dead after SUV, tractor-trailer collide head-on in Harnett County – WTVD-TV

Mom, 11-year-old daughter dead after SUV, tractor-trailer collide head-on in Harnett County  WTVD-TV

A mother and her 11-year-old daughter died following a head-on collision between an SUV and a tractor-trailer. The girl’s 11-year-old twin sister was also …


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