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Martin County was formed in 1774 from parts of Halifax and Tyrrell Counties. The county seat of Martin County is Williamston. The county was named for the last royal Governor of North Carolina, Josiah Martin (Governor from 1771-1775). Probably due to the popularity of Governor Alexander Martin (twice Governer 1782-1784 and 1789-1792), this namesake county was not abolished like those of his predecessors, Tryon and Dobbs.

The following townships are in Martin County: Bear Grass, Cross Roads, Goose Nest, Griffins, Hamilton, Jamesville, Poplar Point, Robersonville, Williams, and Williamston.

Overlooking the Roanoke River is the Fort Branch Civil war site, known as “the best preserved earthwork Civil War Site east of the Mississippi.” The first of November is when an annual re-enactment is held. Fort Branch Civil War Site.

Martin County NCGenweb

Martin County Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 468
Williamston, NC 27892

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Census Records

1850 Federal Census Transcription – Looks partial, a few pages (as text files).

Martin County Cemeteries

USGS Listing of Cemeteries in Martin County, NC

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Martin County, NC Query Forum

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

netrish01 on “Roberson”

My grandmother was Hattie Viola Roberson White. Her father was named Alonzo Roberson. I do not know her mother’s name. They lived in Martin County, NC near Williamston. Hattie married William Slade White. They had two children. Murldean Molissa White and Slade Roberson White.




Peterie on “Peal, James”

Looking for information on James Peal who married Mary Elizabeth Robason. This couple moved from North Carolina to Tennessee. Willing to share information.
Alice Peterie
apeterie1@comcast.net




mshehornroberson on “Robason, Roberson genealogy research”

Henry Robason b. 1710 England; d. 1785 Tyrrell Co. N.C. Need information to confirm his service in the Revolutionary Was. Reported to have been in Dawson’s Company of the 7th N.C. Continental Line in 1777. Enlisted as a musician (drummer)
Need connections to him and his son John R Robason /Roberson b.1756 in N.C. d. 1816 in Tennessee. These gentlemen are my ancestors. I am working on DAR applications. Please contact Cajungal3342@aol.com Thanks to all who might reply.


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Troopers say man killed in Martin County crash wasn’t wearing seat belt – WITN


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Troopers say man killed in Martin County crash wasn't wearing seat belt
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MARTIN COUNTY, NC (WITN) – Troopers say no charges will be filed in a fatal accident that killed a man over the weekend in Martin County. The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. Saturday on Mayo Farm Road near Oak City. Troopers say Matthew Green of …




Armed robbery in Martin County, suspect on the loose – WCTI12.com


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Armed robbery in Martin County, suspect on the loose
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WILLIAMSTON, Martin County – Friday afternoon officers were dispatched to an armed robbery at Pamlico Insurance in Williamston. Officers with the Williamston Police Department, the Martin County Sheriff's Office and NC Probation and Parole responded.
Williamston officers searching for armed robber of insurance businessWITN
Police needs your help finding suspect in Williamston armed robberyWNCT

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Public’s help sought in Martin Co. death investigation – WNCT


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Public's help sought in Martin Co. death investigation
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Investigators from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the Martin County Sheriff's Office determined that Powell was last seen alive on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 around 11 p.m., walking south on

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Martin County gets $4.3 million for new 911 center – WITN


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Martin County gets $4.3 million for new 911 center
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Millions of dollars has just been granted to build a new 911 communications center in Martin County. The North Carolina 911 board awarded the $4.3 million to Martin County to create the state-of-the-art facility with Next Generation 9-1-1 technologies.
New joint 911 facility to serve Martin and Bertie CountiesWNCT

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Ex-husband to be sentenced for killing Hobe Sound mom – TCPalm


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Ex-husband to be sentenced for killing Hobe Sound mom
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MARTIN COUNTY – The more sheriff's detectives learned about Steven Williams after he confessed to killing ex-wife Tricia Todd, the more they looked at him as a possible sociopath. … Detectives returned to North Carolina to interview Williams again.




Martin County tourism office named Tourism Office of the Year – TCPalm

Martin County tourism office named Tourism Office of the Year
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Martin County faced competition from tourism offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The local Office of Tourism and Marketing spent the


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