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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

News related to Pender County, NC

“pender county” nc – Google News

Two killed, one critically injured in Pender County crash – WITN


WITN
Two killed, one critically injured in Pender County crash
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PENDER COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Two people from the east were killed and one person was critically injured in a head-on collision on Highway 210 in Pender County just before noon on Sunday. Highway Patrol says the wreck took place on Highway 210 just …

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Pender County church recognized as a historic place – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Pender County church recognized as a historic place
WWAY NewsChannel 3
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — After more than a decade of hard work Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church is officially recognized as a historic site. “I'm full of emotion I can hardly speak, but its just overwhelming and I do hope …




Satellite aquarium proposed in Pender County – StarNewsOnline.com


StarNewsOnline.com
Satellite aquarium proposed in Pender County
StarNewsOnline.com
PENDER COUNTY — A little-noticed provision in the state budget, slipped in during conference committee work just before the budget was adopted and later amended, calls for spending $300,000 to pay for planning a public satellite aquarium on the site




NCDOT: Part of NC 50 in Pender County scheduled to be closed – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
NCDOT: Part of NC 50 in Pender County scheduled to be closed
WWAY NewsChannel 3
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A section of N.C. 50 south of the Pender/Duplin County line will be closed to traffic beginning next Monday. The closure is needed so NC Department of Transportation crews can replace three drainage pipes. The pipes …

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UNSOLVED: Woman murdered on 84th birthday in Pender County – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
UNSOLVED: Woman murdered on 84th birthday in Pender County
WWAY NewsChannel 3
After calling 911, deputies from the Pender County Sheriff's Office arrived and went inside. “Found Mrs. Anderson inside deceased,” Det. Greg Cromartie said. “When they actually opened the door is when I saw her feet and that's all I'm glad I ever did

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Proposal for new homes in Pender County tabled – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Proposal for new homes in Pender County tabled
WWAY NewsChannel 3
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A topic of discussion at the Pender County Commissioners meeting Monday night is now tabled. The proposal was to develop hundreds of homes in Pender County. Commissioners moved to table the proposal until staff …
Future of 350-acre site in limboWECT-TV6

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