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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

Mom charged with felony death after her daughter dies in Harnett County crash – WRAL.com

  1. Mom charged with felony death after her daughter dies in Harnett County crash  WRAL.com
  2. Mother was driving while impaired during Harnett County crash that killed 7-year-old, troopers say  WTVD-TV
  3. Mom charged after 7-year-old killed in Harnett County crash  The Fayetteville Observer
  4. Mother accused of driving while impaired during North Carolina crash that killed 7-year-old  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro
  5. Mom charged after 7-year-old girl ejected, killed in Harnett County crash  CBS17.com
  6. View full coverage on Google News




Photos: PHOTOS: Fayetteville area shelter dogs for adoption – The Fayetteville Observer

Photos: PHOTOS: Fayetteville area shelter dogs for adoption  The Fayetteville Observer

These dogs and puppies at the Cumberland and Harnett County animal shelters are looking for a home. See cats available for adoption in a separate slideshow.




Storms bring winds, tornadoes Friday to the Triangle – Raleigh News & Observer

Storms bring winds, tornadoes Friday to the Triangle  Raleigh News & Observer

A tornado was reported near Hillsborough on Friday afternoon by the National Weather *Service*, as a band of severe thunderstorms crossed the region.




Troopers investigating deadly accident in Harnett County – CBS17.com

Troopers investigating deadly accident in Harnett County  CBS17.com

HARNETT COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said it is investigating a deadly accident that happened Thursday night.




Mom says teacher choked 4th-grade daughter on bus in Harnett County – CBS17.com

Mom says teacher choked 4th-grade daughter on bus in Harnett County  CBS17.com

She grabbed her and she choked her, hand around her throat like this,” the 4-grade girl’s mom said.




Illegal dumping: Furniture, boat litter street in Harnett County – WTVD-TV

Illegal dumping: Furniture, boat litter street in Harnett County  WTVD-TV

Homeowners say the streets in one Harnett County community are filled with trash and getting out of control.


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