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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

Federal appeals judge speaks on NC voting from personal experience – WCNC


WCNC
Federal appeals judge speaks on NC voting from personal experience
WCNC
Federal appeals court Judge James Wynn spoke with blunt candor grilling attorneys on North Carolina's sweeping election law. Judge Wynn lives in Martin County, North Carolina, north of Greenville. And he votes there. So when NC lawmakers passed a …




2 Martin Co. dentists in trouble with state board – WNCT

2 Martin Co. dentists in trouble with state board
WNCT
WILLIAMSTON, N.C. – Two Martin County dentists are in trouble with the State Board of Dental Examiners. The board suspended Dr. David Marshburn's license September 11th. A notice of hearing sent to Marshburn accuses him of being a chronic user of …
Martin Co. dentist faces suspended license after patient deathWCTI12.com
Two Williamston dentists face suspension by state boardWITN

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Thousands gather for Carolina Country Stampede – WNCT


WNCT
Thousands gather for Carolina Country Stampede
WNCT
WILLIAMSTON, N.C. – Large crowds gathered in Willamston Saturday night for the Annual Carolina Country Stampede Fair. The fair closes off … “Every entertainment we had on Saturday we're people from Martin County, finishing with Parmalee. We're real …




Robersonville police officer injured in crash – WITN

Robersonville police officer injured in crash
WITN
Highway Patrol tells us they received the call around 11:30 last night when troopers were working a checkpoint on NC 903 near the Martin-Pitt County line. Officer Aaron Carmichael was driving on West Green Street in his patrol car when he lost control




2 of 3 judges hearing voting law case are from Carolinas – News & Observer


News & Observer
2 of 3 judges hearing voting law case are from Carolinas
News & Observer
… Court of Appeals. For two hours in Charlotte on Thursday, judges Diana Motz of Maryland, Henry Floyd of South Carolina and James Wynn of Martin County heard point and counterpoint in the state's ongoing battle over the vote. … What they decide in




Two-sport Martin High sophomore also a standout in classroom – Palm Beach Post

Two-sport Martin High sophomore also a standout in classroom
Palm Beach Post
A legacy is defined as “anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor,” which certainly fits 15-year-old Martin County High School sophomore Holly Davenport. The Palm … Will turned down academic and/or athletic scholarships


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