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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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NEW INFO: Missing, endangered Martin County girl has been located – WITN


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NEW INFO: Missing, endangered Martin County girl has been located
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Authorities tell us that a Martin County girl, who had been missing since last week, has been located and is in law enforcement custody. Deputies say Judea Boehn's disappearance is being investigated by the Martin County Sheriff's Office and Martin
Update: Martin Co. deputies say missing 9-year-old girl found safeWNCT

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Head Start program ceases – Greenville Daily Reflector

Head Start program ceases
Greenville Daily Reflector
Coffenberry said he will meet with Martin Community Actions's Head Start program director Tuesday to find out how the organization will meet NC Pre-K's requirements. Martin Community Action has struggled with funding since December. It twice asked the

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Employee: Martin Community Action employees to be laid off – WNCT


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Employee: Martin Community Action employees to be laid off
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GREENVILLE, N.C. – An employee confirmed all of Martin Community Action's employees will be laid off. 9 On Your Side has been following the financial troubles of the non-profit since last year. It provides services to more than 500 … She said




Martin water treatment plant to open in Sept. – WNCT


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Martin water treatment plant to open in Sept.
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WILLIAMSTON, N.C.Martin County's new water treatment plant is nearing completion. On Thursday, the Martin County Regional Water and Sewer Authority announced that after 10 year of planning, design, permitting, preparation and construction the plant …

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WITN’s Teacher of the Week: Sheila Toler of Martin County – WITN

WITN's Teacher of the Week: Sheila Toler of Martin County
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Sheila is a Martin County native. She graduated from East Carolina University with a Master of Arts in Education. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher. Fifteen of her sixteen years in the classroom have been spent teaching language arts in




UPDATE: Martin Community Action fund request hangs in limbo – WNCT


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UPDATE: Martin Community Action fund request hangs in limbo
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Martin County Commissioner Joe Ayers told WNCT the voted 3 to 2 against funding $44,460 for MCA. The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners voted to give $14,000 to help cover insurance costs if Pitt and Martin reconsidered. No word yet if the other …

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