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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

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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 father charged with murder has first court appearance – WCTI12.com


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Martin County father charged with murder has first court appearance
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… Williamston for a call of a 10-month-old girl who was unresponsive in the home. The child was transported to Martin General Hospital and later pronounced dead. Williamston Police and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation are involved in the
NC man charged with murder, sex offense involving 10-month-oldWNCN
Martin Co. to hold entrepreneurs expo with eye to economic growthWNCT

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Trooper: Pedestrian walking in the road hit and killed in Martin County – WITN


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Trooper: Pedestrian walking in the road hit and killed in Martin County
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Trooper Jeremy Coltrain says it happened around 7 a.m. on Flat Swamp Road, just outside of Robersonville in Martin County. Coltrain says Paul Meeks, Jr., 95, was heading eastbound in his Chevy pickup when he hit Luke Jackson, 57, who at the time was …




3 nabbed, 2 more sought in NC drug investigation, deputies say – WNCN

3 nabbed, 2 more sought in NC drug investigation, deputies say
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WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Three people have been arrested and two more are wanted on narcotics charges after an investigation by the Martin County Narcotics Unit, officials said Friday. martin-county-narcotics CLICK FOR MUGSHOTS AND CHARGES …




Three people arrested on drug charges, two still wanted – WCTI12.com


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Three people arrested on drug charges, two still wanted
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WILLIAMSTON, Martin County – Three people have been arrested, two from Martin County and another from Winterville, on a variety of drug charges. In a press release from the Martin County Sheriff's Office, the arrests were made on Jan. 4, Jan. 11 and Jan.




CSX facility to bring jobs, growth to eastern North Carolina – WNCT


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CSX facility to bring jobs, growth to eastern North Carolina
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Its affects will even be felt down that four-lane U.S. Highway 64 in Martin County. “For global companies where logistics are huge part of their cost, this puts a bullseye right on eastern North Carolina,” said Semple. “And this gives us a tremendous




Old Everetts Cola Bottling Plant building partially collapses – WNCT


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Old Everetts Cola Bottling Plant building partially collapses
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EVERETTS, N.C. (WNCT) – A building in Everetts partially collapsed around 1 p.m. Monday. … “It could have been a disaster if there had been a car or a person in this area at that time,” said Timmie Modlin, Martin County Assistant Emergency Manager.

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