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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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Bertie County man charged with trafficking cocaine in Martin County – WITN


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Bertie County man charged with trafficking cocaine in Martin County
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MARTIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – An operation conducted by the Martin County Narcotics Unit landed Antwand Cherry, 38, of Windsor, behind bars, charged with trafficking cocaine. Deputies say the operation took place in the area of Roanoke Landing …




Leaders look to reduce poverty in rural NC – WNCT


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Leaders look to reduce poverty in rural NC
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WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Leaders in the East are looking to tackle one of the biggest issues affecting the area: poverty. Martin County resident Kimberly Brown just started her new job at the Econo Lodge in Williamston to help make ends meet.




NC school closed for disinfection after flu outbreak – WNCN


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NC school closed for disinfection after flu outbreak
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BEAR GRASS, N.C. (AP) – An eastern North Carolina charter school is closed for disinfection after a flu outbreak. WITN-TV in Greenville reports Bear Grass Charter School in Martin County is closed for students until Tuesday. Of the school's 400

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Man wanted for shooting up Martin County buildings has been captured – WPEC

Man wanted for shooting up Martin County buildings has been captured
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MARTIN COUNTY (CBS12) — Martin County investigators said they've captured the man they believe spent the last two months shooting at more than a dozen government buildings, business and even a school. Thirty-two- year-old Nathan Fiorella made his …

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Martin County artist to present one-man show – Rocky Mount Telegram


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Martin County artist to present one-man show
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Several of his paintings have been chosen for the N.C. Community College Art Exhibit. Works by Burroughs can be seen in collections at First South Bank in Washington; at Cashier Medical Center in Windsor; in Martin County Courthouse in Williamston and …




Week in review: Healthcare, terror attack, and local debates – WNCT


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Week in review: Healthcare, terror attack, and local debates
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Here is a look at some of the top headlines over the last week. … In the East, a Martin County family was speaking out against an omission in state law that allowed a man who molested a boy to not register as a sex offender.


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