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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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Four charged with attempted murder of Martin County man – WCTI12.com


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Four charged with attempted murder of Martin County man
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Officers with the Williamston Police Department have arrested four men, three of them from Martin County, on attempted murder and armed robbery charges. On July 3, officers responded to Martin General Hospital in reference to a gunshot victim

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Deputies asking for information in two Martin Co. shootings – WNCT


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Deputies asking for information in two Martin Co. shootings
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OAK CITY, NC. (WNCT) – The Martin County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find the people responsible for two shootings that sent two people to the hospital. Deputies tell 9 On Your Side the shootings happened on homes on NC-125 in

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Four arrested in Martin County following drug investigation – WCTI12.com


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Four arrested in Martin County following drug investigation
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The Martin County Sheriff's Office said during the operation, officers saw a hand-to-hand sale take place. As a result, four suspects were taken into custody. Barry Teale of Everetts and Jeremy Koch of Williamston are behind bars along with Rene




300-year Odyssey – Roanoke Chowan News Herald


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300-year Odyssey
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The rich history of the Tuscarora in North Carolina dates back to the 16th century and the era of the Lost Colony when they were a northern and a southern tribe. Before the coming of Europeans, the Tuscarora had been the most powerful tribe in




Martin Co. responds to water rate increase concerns – WNCT


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Martin Co. responds to water rate increase concerns
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WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Martin County is noting concern of residents in the county over the base water rate increase. Effective July 1st, the fee increased from $36 to $53 per month and another $8.50 increase for every additional 1000 gallons.

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Tom Brady: ‘I did nothing wrong’ in Deflategate – WNCT


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Tom Brady: 'I did nothing wrong' in Deflategate
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Deputies asking for information in two Martin Co. shootings. 10:44 am. Crime Tracker. OAK CITY, NC. (WNCT) – The Martin County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find the people responsible for two shootings t… Meth lab …

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