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Pender County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 41,082. Its county seat is Burgaw. Pender County is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The county was formed in 1875 from New Hanover County. It was named for William Dorsey Pender of Edgecombe County, a Confederate general mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg. It is in the southeastern section of the State and is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen, Sampson, Duplin and Onslow counties. The present land area is 870.76 square miles (2,255.3 km2) and the 1990 population was 28,855. The county commissioners were ordered to hold their first meeting at Rocky Point. The act provided for the establishment of the town of Cowan as the county seat. In 1877 an act was passed repealing that section of the law relative to the town, and another law was enacted whereby the qualified voters were to vote on the question of moving the county seat to South Washington or any other place which the majority of the voters designated. Whatever place was selected, the town should be called Stanford. In 1879 Stanford was changed to Burgaw, which was by that law incorporated. It is the county seat.

Pender County is divided into the following townships: Burgaw, Canetuck, Caswell, Columbia, Grady, Holly, Long Creek, Rocky Point, Topsail, and Union.

Moores Creek National Battlefield is in Pender County.

Source: Wikipedia.

Pender County Genealogy Resources

Pender County NCGenweb site

Pender County Historical Society
P.O. Box 1380
Burgaw, NC 28425

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)

Hampstead Historical and Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 8
Hampstead, NC 28443

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Pender County Government

Pender County Government – Official Site
Pender County Register of Deeds (Online Records)
Holly Building
PO Box 43 300 E Fremont St. Burgaw, NC 28425

Pender County Public Library
Central Library
103 S. Cowan Street
PO Box 879
Burgaw, NC 28425
Phone Numbers:
Phone:
910-259-1234
Fax
910-259-0656
Hours:
Mon.,Wed., Fri.
10am to 6pm
Tue. & Thurs.
10am to 7pm
Saturday
10am – 2pm
Sunday
Closed

Hampstead Branch
75 Library Drive
Hampstead, NC 28443
Phone Numbers:
Phone:
910-270-4603
Fax
910-270-5015
Hours:
Mon., Wed., Fri.
10am to 6pm
Tue. & Thur.
10am to 7pm
Sat.
10am to 2pm
Sun.
Closed

Census

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Pender County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Pender County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Pender County, NC Query Forum

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

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

rosetomlin on “Moore Family”

Am searching for source proving who parents were for Pettigrew Moore, born before 1744 and died 1802, buried in Moore Cemetery near Moore’s Creek.

And – does anyone know exactly who “The Widow Moore” is?




focusoninfinity on “1790′s Sages Inn, Holly Ridge, N.C….”

…on Beasley’s Creek (old Bay Tree Creek). President Washington spent the night on his 1790′s Southern Tour. Robert and Sarah Sage, Sr., ran the Wilmington to New Bern stage line. I suspect Mrs. Sarah Sage was the widow of Col. James Moore who owned ajacent land on Beasley’s Creek? I descend daughter Hetty-Bella Sage who wed Wilmington War of 1812 artillery 4th Sgt. Joshua James, Sr. They both died Holmes Co., Miss.


Pender County, NC at Genforum

Cities and Towns

* Atkinson
* Burgaw
* St. Helena
* Surf City
* Topsail Beach
* Watha

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Pender County men staged kidnapping – News – Wilmington Star … – StarNewsOnline.com


StarNewsOnline.com
Pender County men staged kidnapping – News – Wilmington Star …
StarNewsOnline.com
Men face charges after authorities said the pair concocted a false kidnapping story and demanded money from an elderly woman.
Pender County men accused of making up kidnappingWWAY NewsChannel 3
2 NC men accused of concocting fake kidnapping for $60WNCN
NC kidnapping foiled when drug dealers demand only $60 ransom …Charlotte Observer

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Fifth candidate announces run for Pender County sheriff – WECT-TV6


Port City Daily
Fifth candidate announces run for Pender County sheriff
WECT-TV6
“It is with great pride that I have decided to run for Sheriff of Pender County," Stokes said in a statement. "After much prayer, consultations with family and friends, and consideration for the people of Pender County, I believe it is time to pursue
Six, so far, announce intentions to run for Pender County SheriffPort City Daily

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Pender County planning department revisiting comprehensive plan – Port City Daily


Port City Daily
Pender County planning department revisiting comprehensive plan
Port City Daily
HAMPSTEAD — Southeastern North Carolina has seen exponential growth over the past decade, and the growth shows no signs of slowing down – that's why Pender County is in the process of creating the Pender 2.0 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Pender 2.0




Pender County deputy resigns after accused of fraudulent transactions – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Pender County deputy resigns after accused of fraudulent transactions
WWAY NewsChannel 3
NEW HANOVER COUNTY/BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — A Pender County Sheriff's deputy has resigned after law enforcement say he fraudulently returned TVs to Walmart in Porter's Neck and Burgaw. According to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, Jordan Beale
Pender deputy resigns amid Walmart fraud investigationStarNewsOnline.com

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Pender County, NCDOT to give update on transportation projects – WECT-TV6

Pender County, NCDOT to give update on transportation projects
WECT-TV6
“As our Region continues to grow, it's important for our citizens to stay informed of these important transportation projects scheduled for Pender County,” said Kyle Breuer, the county's planning director. Members of the public and interested parties

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