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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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News related to Martin County, NC

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Martin County $1 million lottery winner reaps another $200K – The State


Greenville Daily Reflector
Martin County $1 million lottery winner reaps another $200K
The State
RALEIGH, N.C. — Although he's retired from catfish farming, James Harrison has landed another big one from the N.C. Education Lottery. Officials of the lottery say the Robersonville man, who won $1 million in October, has won another $200,000 playing …
Eastern N.C. man wins lottery a second time in one yearWECT-TV6
$1 million winner lands another $200KGreenville Daily Reflector

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NC animal control director fired after ‘euthanized’ cat found alive in freezer – myfox8.com

NC animal control director fired after 'euthanized' cat found alive in freezer
myfox8.com
MARTIN COUNTY, N.C. — An animal control director in North Carolina has been fired after a cat he was trying to euthanize was found alive in a freezer the next day. A Martin County official confirmed to WITN that Pete Brock is no longer a county employee.




Martin County man dies in Sunday morning wreck – WNCT


WNCT
Martin County man dies in Sunday morning wreck
WNCT
A car crash involving a single vehicle claimed the life of 31-year-old Jerrod Kee Wilson Sunday morning. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol received the phone call around 7:37 Sunday morning. Trooper Brian Allen say Wilson was traveling westbound …

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Former Martin County animal control director fired and arrested – WITN


WITN
Former Martin County animal control director fired and arrested
WITN
There are more details on the firing of Martin County Animal Control director Henley Pete Brock, who is under investigation for euthanizing a cat, that was later found alive in the shelter's freezer. While the state is investigating — the former
Director fired after improperly-euthanized cat found alive in coolerWCTI12.com

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Retired Martin County catfish farmer adds to $1 million win last October with … – The Republic

Retired Martin County catfish farmer adds to $1 million win last October with
The Republic
RALEIGH, North Carolina — Although he's retired from catfish farming, James Harrison has landed another big one from the N.C. Education Lottery. Officials of the lottery say the Robersonville man, who won $1 million in October, has won another $200




Wintry mix leaves behind sloppy mess across eastern Carolina – WNCT


WNCT
Wintry mix leaves behind sloppy mess across eastern Carolina
WNCT
GREENVILLE, N.C. – Rain, snow, and sleet, the east saw it all over the course of Wednesday evening and into the early morning hours on Thursday. You can find your … Martin County was still seeing a wintry mix as of Thursday morning. Roads were …


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