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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

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Pender County killer up for parole – WWAY NewsChannel 3


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Pender County killer up for parole
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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man convicted of murder more than two decades ago in Pender County is up for parole. The North Carolina Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission says it is investigating Keith Wagner, 47, for parole as part of …

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Pender County man arrested for alleged kidnapping and rape – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Pender County man arrested for alleged kidnapping and rape
WWAY NewsChannel 3
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Pender County Man wanted for allegedly kidnapping and raping a Topsail Beach woman in December, was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Durham today, according to a news release. According to the Pender County …
Hampstead man wanted for rape, kidnapping of Topsail woman arrested in DurhamStarNewsOnline.com
Hampstead man wanted on rape, kidnapping charges arrestedWECT-TV6

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Closures on NC 210 in Pender County postponed – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Closures on NC 210 in Pender County postponed
WWAY NewsChannel 3
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – The Department of Transportation has postponed a closure on NC 210, north of Holly Shelter Road, until this Spring. The closure was originally scheduled to begin on Wednesday and remain in place until February 24.

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Topsail High School track coach quits, charged with trafficking a child – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Topsail High School track coach quits, charged with trafficking a child
WWAY NewsChannel 3
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Pender County Schools employee has quit as he faces criminal charges involving a child. Ahmad Garrison, 27, is charged with soliciting a child by computer and human trafficking a child victim. Garrison was a teacher …
NC high school track coach charged with trafficking a teen girlWNCN
Topsail track coach charged with soliciting a child, human traffickingWECT-TV6
High school track coach accused of trafficking childrenFayetteville Observer
StarNewsOnline.com
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Pender County invites residents to Redevelopment Plan meeting – WWAY NewsChannel 3

Pender County invites residents to Redevelopment Plan meeting
WWAY NewsChannel 3
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – The Pender County Office of Emergency Management invites the community to participate in developing a Resilient Redevelopment Plan for the area. The redevelopment meeting will be held on March 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the …

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Pipe replacement to close NC 210 in Pender County – StarNewsOnline.com


StarNewsOnline.com
Pipe replacement to close NC 210 in Pender County
StarNewsOnline.com
PENDER COUNTY — Part of N.C. 210 in Pender County will close for more than two weeks as crews fix a pipe damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The N.C. Department of Transportation announced that a section of the highway about 2 miles north of Island …


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