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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

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Bridge replacement project begins in Martin County – WITN

Bridge replacement project begins in Martin County  WITN

Contractors will begin a project to replace the bridge over Collie Swamp on Prison Camp Road near Williamston.




NWS reports: Barn moved off its foundation, truck damaged in Martin County – WNCT

NWS reports: Barn moved off its foundation, truck damaged in Martin County  WNCT

(WNCT/AP) – The National Weather *Service* reports downed trees and structural damage as severe storms roared through central and eastern North Carolina.




Martin County man facing child sex offense charges – WITN

Martin County man facing child sex offense charges  WITN

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina man is being held under a one million dollar bond after police say he engaged in a sexual act with a 14 – year …




Gov. Cooper offers reward in Martin County murder case – WNCT

Gov. Cooper offers reward in Martin County murder case  WNCT

Governor Roy Cooper says the state is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects connected to a 2018 murder in Martin County.




Severe weather leaves area with some trees down, power disrupted, minor damage – WCTI12.com

Severe weather leaves area with some trees down, power disrupted, minor damage  WCTI12.com

The severe weather is past us and, overall, we didn’t fare too badly around Eastern North Carolina. Storms rolled through the area Friday afternoon and into …




Reward offered in shooting death – Greenville Daily Reflector

Reward offered in shooting death  Greenville Daily Reflector

The Daily Reflector. Thursday, April 4, 2019. A $5,000 reward has been made available by the state for information in a nearly year-old murder case in the Bear …


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