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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

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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

Harnett County residents told to pay up despite sky-high water bills – WTVD-TV

Harnett County residents told to pay up despite sky-high water bills  WTVD-TV

One Harnett County community is voicing its concerns over recent sky-high water bills.




Harnett County detention officer charged, fired for selling tobacco to inmates, sheriff says – WTVD-TV

Harnett County detention officer charged, fired for selling tobacco to inmates, sheriff says  WTVD-TV

A Harnett County detention officer was arrested Tuesday after an investigation revealed he was selling tobacco products to inmates over the course of two …




1 person killed in Harnett County crash – CBS17.com

1 person killed in Harnett County crash  CBS17.com

Troopers say the person died on impact. There is no word on whether weather conditions were a factor in the crash.




’32,000 gallons for one month’: Harnett County residents frustrated with wrong water bills – WRAL.com

’32,000 gallons for one month’: Harnett County residents frustrated with wrong water bills  WRAL.com

Harnett County residents had a chance to sound off on Monday night after receiving higher-than-normal water bills, some as high as $49000.




3 firefighters injured after roof collapses in Harnett County fire – CBS17.com

3 firefighters injured after roof collapses in Harnett County fire  CBS17.com

The three firefighters were transported to the hospital. All three are expected to be OK.




Harnett County animal sanctuary recognizes the values of interacting with nature – WRAL.com

Harnett County animal sanctuary recognizes the values of interacting with nature  WRAL.com

Harnett County is home to a wide variety of Wildlife, but a camel, kangaroo and ostrich named Oscar might be a little unusual.


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