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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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Man dies in early Saturday morning accident in Martin County – WNCT

Man dies in early Saturday morning accident in Martin County
WNCT
The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a Martin County man is dead following a Saturday morning accident. Troopers say the fatal accident happened just after one o'clock NC 125 near NC 11 in Oak City. Troopers say Terry Best of Martin County was …




Martin Community Action secures payroll funds – Greenville, NC | News … – WNCT

Martin Community Action secures payroll funds – Greenville, NC | News
WNCT
WNCT confirms that Martin Community Action has raised enough money to pay its staff through December 31st. CEO Bernnadette Yarborough sat down with 9 On Your Side two weeks ago to put allegations to rest that they were closing. Yarborough said …

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NC death row inmate resentenced to life in prison – WRAL.com


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NC death row inmate resentenced to life in prison
WRAL.com
Williamston, N.C. — A judge in Martin County on Thursday resentenced a North Carolina death row inmate to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in an 18-year-old murder case. Shawn Derick Bonnett, 43, was convicted in 1996 of …




Dog, cat gas chambers to be banned in North Carolina – WNCT

Dog, cat gas chambers to be banned in North Carolina
WNCT
Martin County removed its gas chamber in May and Beaufort County removed its chamber on Friday. According to the Director of Beaufort County Animal Control, Chief T. Taylor, the county has been working to phase out its use of gas on animals for the

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New Sheriff takes over in Pamlico County – WNCT

New Sheriff takes over in Pamlico County
WNCT
Sheriff Davis has spent the past three years working as a drug enforcement deputy in Martin County, and he is now returning to his hometown in Pamlico County. During the campaign, Sheriff Davis said the voters expressed their concern with the drug …

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West Marine hands out conservation grants – Trade Only Today

West Marine hands out conservation grants
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National Marine Sanctuary “Classic” in California, Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Washington, Massachusetts, Michigan and Hawaii, produced by The Sportfishing Conservancy. The funds will support a free summer-long fishing and photo contest in


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