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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

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

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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News related to Martin County, NC

“martin county” nc – Google News

Race track now Open in Martin County – WKYT


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Race track now Open in Martin County
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Owners say the track is open for everyone. Racers of all ages have come from different zip codes for opening night. Cole Storie has been racing for seven years and drove from North Carolina to test out the new track. "Normally you don't drive four




Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics – July 6 – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Sunburn – The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – July 6
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CONGRATS to U.S. Rep. David Jolly and Miss Laura Donahoe wed Friday, July 3 on the steps of the Indian Shores Town Hall in the presence of family. The bride's father accompanied her to the steps, where the ceremony was officiated by the groom's father.

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Martin Co. receives state grant for government training – WNCT


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Martin Co. receives state grant for government training
WNCT
Training classes include topics on community development, finance, administration, economic development and effective management. In an update from Martin County manager, David Bone, the county plans to make the online seminars and trainings …




As summer begins, so does Florida’s shark-bite season – Orlando Sentinel


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As summer begins, so does Florida's shark-bite season
Orlando Sentinel
A rash of shark bites in Central Florida and North Carolina has some swimmers on edge just as the summer's beach season shifts into high gear. …. The last person to be killed by a shark in Florida was a Stuart kite boarder attacked in Martin County

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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics – July 4th weekend – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Sunburn – The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – July 4th weekend
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Negron, a Martin County School Board member and the wife of influential state Sen. Joe Negron … opened her campaign in April. She raised all her money from contributors rather than personal funds, her … Florida came in 14th. States ahead, in

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Rev. Haywood Price – News & Observer


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Rev. Haywood Price
News & Observer
Rev. Haywood Price, age 92, of Zebulon, NC, formerly of Williamston, NC, passed peacefully and joyfully through the gates of Heaven on Friday evening, June 26, 2015. He was born in Martin County, NC, to the late Ira S. and Marybet Whichard Price. Rev.


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