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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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Tech cross country coach ‘radiates’ running – St. Cloud Times

Tech cross country coach 'radiates' running
St. Cloud Times
She ran cross country and was a distance runner on the track team at Penn State, coached high school distance runners in North Carolina and Maryland and run marathons in Philadelphia, Boston, Washington D.C., New York City and Duluth. … Martin County




High nitrate levels at a Martin Co. school reduce due to ECU study – WNCT

High nitrate levels at a Martin Co. school reduce due to ECU study
WNCT
WILLIAMSTON, N.C. – After a high nitrate level was found in groundwater at one Martin County School, it got the attention of the state. The school district had to find a way to get the water at Rodgers Elementary School back down to state regulation




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The Miami grower with offices from North Carolina to China argues the Department of Health exceeded its authority in designing an application process that includes a lottery and widens the pool of applicants beyond what was specified by the legislature




Economic growth, cheaper gas fuel increase in Labor Day travel – Ansonrecord


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Economic growth, cheaper gas fuel increase in Labor Day travel
Ansonrecord
CHARLOTTE — A recovering economy and falling gas prices are contributing to an increase in Labor Day holiday travel for the second straight year for North Carolinians, making it the highest number of travelers in six years, according to AAA Carolinas.
Projections good for 3-day holidayCarolinacoastonline

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AAA Carolinas: Expect more drivers on the road this Labor Day weekend – Shelby Star

AAA Carolinas: Expect more drivers on the road this Labor Day weekend
Shelby Star
N.C. 171 south of Jamesville near Farm Life (Martin County) is reduced to one lane controlled by portable signals for a bridge replacement project. U.S. 264 near Stumpy Point (Dare County) is reduced to one lane for a bridge replacement project. N.C

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Moore County Property Added to National Register of Historic Places – Southern Pines Pilot

Moore County Property Added to National Register of Historic Places
Southern Pines Pilot
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources announces that 12 individual properties and districts across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Among the properties approved by the N.C. State Historic


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