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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

AR Textiles Ltd. will invest $12 million to locate its manufacturing facility … – Area Development Online


WCTI12.com
AR Textiles Ltd. will invest $12 million to locate its manufacturing facility
Area Development Online
The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority also awarded Martin County a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $750,000 to support the reuse of a building in Robersonville. AR Textiles plans to locate its new operations in a building …
New manufacturing facility will bring 38 jobs to Martin CountyWCTI12.com
AR Textiles to Open New Facility and Create 38 Jobs in Martin CountyStanly News & Press
Textile firm picks eastern North Carolina for manufacturing site, new jobsTriangle Business Journal (blog)
WNCT
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Parmalee ready to play home-state concert – Morganton News Herald


Morganton News Herald
Parmalee ready to play home-state concert
Morganton News Herald
When the 34th-annual Historic Morganton Festival kicks off next month, one of its headline attractions will get a homecoming of sorts. Country band Parmalee, which originated in Parmele, NC in Martin County, will return to its native state to play at




Column: Driving beside untrained drivers – News & Observer


News & Observer
Column: Driving beside untrained drivers
News & Observer
Wake County and nearly two dozen other counties in North Carolina have suspended their programs over questions about future funding. … We took both our girls to the farm in Martin County and from an early age, let them drive the paths around the farm.

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A veteran Highway Patrol officer has been fired, three weeks after a guilty … – WITN


WITN
A veteran Highway Patrol officer has been fired, three weeks after a guilty
WITN
Sgt. Kip Sales pleaded guilty earlier this month to three misdemeanor charges involving the sale of vehicles. He was placed on administrative leave, but was fired on Tuesday. The Highway Patrol is not yet releasing its dismissal letter, which is public

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Trooper fired following guilty plea – Greenville Daily Reflector

Trooper fired following guilty plea
Greenville Daily Reflector
… to charges that he improperly sold vehicles has been dismissed from his job. According to the Martin County Clerk of Court office, 48-year-old Sgt. Kip Sales pleaded guilty to two counts of delivery and accepting blank/open titles and one count of

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Growing east: Williamston woman joins Tar River Quilt Trail – WRAL.com

Growing east: Williamston woman joins Tar River Quilt Trail
WRAL.com
The Martin County Arts Council also has signed up to get a quilt established and Tuttle said she has been contacted by the Town of Williamston to get its own. "I'm hoping that people who would leave Raleigh or wherever to go to the beach would get off

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