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Onslow County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is included in the Jacksonville, North Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2006, the population was 150,673. Its county seat is Jacksonville.

European and English settlers arrived here in 1713 in what was originally part of the colonial precincts of Carteret and New Hanover. Onslow County was formed in 1734 and was named for the Honorable Arthur Onslow, Speaker of the British House of Commons. After a lethal 1752 hurricane, the county courthouse was relocated from Town Point to Wantland’s Ferry; this settlement was eventually incorporated in 1842 and named Jacksonville after President Andrew Jackson. Largely a collection of sparsely populated agrarian and maritime communities, Onslow County dramatically changed in the early 1940s with the establishment of the United States Army Camp Davis near Holly Ridge (now defunct), and the creation of Camp Lejeune in 1941.

Onslow County’s flat, rolling terrain covers 767 square miles (1,990 km2) and is located in the southeastern coastal plain of North Carolina, approximately 120 miles (190 km) east of Raleigh and 50 miles (80 km) north of Wilmington. The city of Jacksonville is the county seat, and the areas surrounding the city constitute the major population centers and growth areas in the county. The county is home to more than 150,000 people and includes the incorporated towns of Holly Ridge, Richlands, Swansboro, North Topsail Beach, part of Surf City, and unincorporated Sneads Ferry. Approximately 156,000 acres (630 km2) comprise the U.S. Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune and more than 43,000 marines and sailors are stationed there.

The structure of local government in Onslow County was established in the late 19th century and consists of a five-member Board of Commissioners, elected at large for four-year terms. The Board establishes policies and ordinances implemented by the County Manager and his staff.

Source: Wikipedia

Onslow County Genealogy Resources

Onslow County NCGenweb site

Onslow County Genealogical Association
P.O. Box 1739
Jacksonville, NC 28541-1739

Coastal Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1421
Swansboro, NC 28584

Onslow County Historical Society
P.O. Box 5203
Jacksonville, NC 28540

Old New Hanover Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2536
Wilmington, NC 28402-2536
(covers Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, and Sampson Counties)

The Onslow County Museum has a number of resources for local genealogy in
their research room. Appointments may be made by contacting the museum at
910-324-5008. The museum is located at 301 S. Wilmington St., Richlands, NC
28574. Our website is www.onslowcountync.gov/museum

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Onslow County Government

Onslow County Government – Official Site

Onslow County Register of Deeds – Some online searches available
109 Old Bridge Street
Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 347-3451

Onslow County Public Library
58 Doris Avenue East
Jacksonville, NC 28540
910.455.7350

Census

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Onslow County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Onslow County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Onslow County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Onslow County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Onslow County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

norman rowe on “eli, nancy ward”

I am looking for informantion on the nancy ward of the 1810 census of onslow co and the eli ward elected to take the 1820 census of onslow co




bandmommy on “Stephen Green Foy”

I am researchng the Foy family from Onslow County. My great-grandfather’s name is Stephen Green Foy. He married Louise Montford and had about 10 children (one of which was my grandmother Sarah Hazel Foy).

I have hit a road block and cannot find any information on who Stephen Foy’s parents are. Can anyone help me?




rghunter3@juno.com on “Hunter family.”

I am researching Nicholas , Joab (Job) , William and rest of Hunter family.
Roy Hunter
rghunter3@juno.com




jo-anne arnold on “sheppard/shepard”

looking for info Joseph Sheppard dob 1738-1740 m. Nancy Brinson one child Joahu




JudyS on “James Howard Jr 1707-1790″

I am looking for information regarding his spouse and children. He moved from Bertie Co. to Onslow after his father’s death in 1729. His father’s name was James Howard, Sr. and his mother was Sarah Titus. His brothers Edward and John also went to Onslow Co.




mazda8lady on “WILLIAM HOGAN HINES”

SEARCHING FOR PARENTS OF WILLIAM HOGAN HINES,BRN.1868,DIED 1932.
WILLIAM MARRIED LILLIE M. WATKINS 1891. BORN IN ONSLOW,DIED IN WILMINGTON.


Onslow County, NC at Genforum

Cities and Towns of Onslow County, NC

* Half Moon
* Holly Ridge
* Jacksonville
* North Topsail Beach
* Piney Green
* Pumpkin Center
* Richlands
* Sneads Ferry
* Swansboro

News related to Onslow County, NC

“onslow county” nc – Google News

Onslow County felon among the four charged with murder in prison killings – Jacksonville Daily News


Jacksonville Daily News
Onslow County felon among the four charged with murder in prison killings
Jacksonville Daily News
Seth J. Frazier, 33, who was serving an 84 to 110 month active sentence at Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City for breaking into an occupied dwelling in Jacksonville on Oct. 2, 2011, according to North Carolina Department of Public
Durham man who shot trooper in 2013 among 4 charged in attempted prison breakWRAL.com

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Pumpkin Painting Party set for Monday in Onslow County – WITN


WITN
Pumpkin Painting Party set for Monday in Onslow County
WITN
ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Halloween is right around the corner and one Eastern Carolina parks and rec department wants to make sure you have your pumpkin ready. The Onslow County Parks and Rec Department is hosting it's annual Pumpkin …




Two Onslow women arrested for fraud involving notary services – Jacksonville Daily News


Jacksonville Daily News
Two Onslow women arrested for fraud involving notary services
Jacksonville Daily News
Two Onslow County women face charges by the North Carolina Secretary of State office following two separate cases involving illegal conduct involving notary services. Kayla Marie Maready, 26, of Meadow Trail in Jacksonville, was arrested Oct. 19 on




Meet Philip Pete – Jacksonville Daily News


Jacksonville Daily News
Meet Philip Pete
Jacksonville Daily News
We are able to better Onslow County and North Carolina as a whole. We also do different projects around the world. In our district we are currently in the process of providing wheelchairs to people in need in Mexico, and sending a hurricane relief




Onslow County horse believed to have Eastern Equine Encephalitis; humans at risk – WITN


WNCT
Onslow County horse believed to have Eastern Equine Encephalitis; humans at risk
WITN
ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WITN)- The Health Director for Onslow County is asking residents to be on their guard after a horse is believed to have contracted Eastern Equine Encephalitis. MGN. EEE can be transmitted through the bite of a mosquito and can …
Onslow County pony may have rare disease capable of infecting humansWNCT

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Onslow County Fair starts Monday – Jacksonville Daily News


Jacksonville Daily News
Onslow County Fair starts Monday
Jacksonville Daily News
For more than 60, years the Onslow County Agricultural Fair has entertained residents with rides, flashing lights and deep-fried treats. This year's event promises more of the same, with an entire week to enjoy the live entertainment, amusement rides


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