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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” nc – Google News

Training continues as cut looms for Fort Bragg’s 440th AW – WNCT

Training continues as cut looms for Fort Bragg's 440th AW
WNCT
U.S. Representatives Renee Ellmers (NC-02), David Price (NC-04), and Mike McIntyre (NC-07) and Richard Hudson (NC-08) have written a letter of concern to U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey.

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April 17 Community News – Greenville Daily Reflector

April 17 Community News
Greenville Daily Reflector
Riggs lives in Pitt County and is an EMS volunteer in Martin County. … Bow Wow Bingo, which benefits the Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina and Spay Today, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Pitt County Schools and Recreation. Doors open at 6 p.m. …




NEW INFO: Teen Arrested For High-Speed Chase Had Old Charges – WITN

NEW INFO: Teen Arrested For High-Speed Chase Had Old Charges
WITN
… with the Highway Patrol said he clocked Tydren Gilliam doing 79 in a 55 mile-per-hour zone on NC 11 near North Pitt High School. According to Sgt. Sales, the 18-year-old would not pull over, then turned off the highway onto back roads into Martin

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Slideshow: Martin County KidsFest 2014 – WNCT

Slideshow: Martin County KidsFest 2014
WNCT
9 On Your Side and Eastern North Carolina The CW presented KidsFest on April 5th at the Bob Martin Agricultural Center in Williamston. The event was three hours of fun and learning with hands on exhibits for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with a …




REMEMBER WHEN: History revealed behind ‘Rossview’ name – Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

REMEMBER WHEN: History revealed behind 'Rossview' name
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
Known to have been able to hold audiences spellbound, Ross had migrated from Martin County, N.C., in 1807. Establishing all but one of the earliest Baptist churches in this area, including Little West Fork and First Baptist, he shepherded Spring Creek

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Inside the first regional state school in Plymouth – WNCT

Inside the first regional state school in Plymouth
WNCT
PLYMOUTH, N.C. – A new public high school in the East is completely focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience is the first regional school in North Carolina. In its


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