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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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Martin County church destroyed in early morning fire – WITN

Martin County church destroyed in early morning fire
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MARTIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A local church burned to the ground early Thursday morning, and state investigators will be trying to find out why. Hattie's Chapel Church on Hassell Road caught fire around 1:50 a.m. Thursday, according to Hamilton Fire …

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Martin County takes steps to boost economy – WNCT


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Martin County takes steps to boost economy
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“We just completed almost $1,000,000 worth of infrastructure improvements funded by the North Carolina Department of Commerce,” said Jason Semple, president and CEO of Martin County Economic Development. “We extended our water and sewer and …




Martin, Pasquotank partners in county’s backup 911 – The Daily Advance

Martin, Pasquotank partners in county's backup 911
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Pasquotank commissioners unanimously approved a five-year agreement to join Martin County's Regional Public Safety Answering Point. Pasquotank will use a $1 million grant from a state agency, the NC 911 Board, to add space and equipment to the …




Board votes to remove MCC president – WCTI – WCTI12.com


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Board votes to remove MCC president – WCTI
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The Martin County College Board of Trustees voted to remove college president Dr. Ann Britt during their meeting on Tuesday night. Britt will step down. Britt will …

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Eastern North Carolina celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – WCTI12.com


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Eastern North Carolina celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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NORTH CAROLINA – Americans are celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The day, which is recognized on third Monday of January designated in 1983 celebrates the life of the civil rights icon. People all around Eastern North Carolina
Local church hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrationWNCT

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How to spend your MLK Jr. Day across eastern NC – WNCT


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How to spend your MLK Jr. Day across eastern NC
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Communities across eastern North Carolina are honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day with ceremonies, parades and service, and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. In Greenville, an MLK Day of Service will start at …


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