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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

Pender County native named NC Forest Service’s law enforcement chief – WECT-TV6

Pender County native named NC Forest Service's law enforcement chief
WECT-TV6
Wells has been with the N.C. Forest Service since 1992 when he became the assistant ranger for Pender County. He became New Hanover County's ranger in 1998, and was named District 8 ranger in Whiteville in 2001. While working as a district ranger, …




Pender County Museum marks its birthday – StarNewsOnline.com

Pender County Museum marks its birthday
StarNewsOnline.com
BURGAW — The Pender County Museum is having a birthday. Pender County Historical Society will be holding a 100th birthday party noon-4 p.m. May 6. There will be music, working blacksmiths, tours, seek and find game, marbles, hopscotch, and cake.




Two killed in Pender County crash – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Two killed in Pender County crash
WWAY NewsChannel 3
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Two people are dead after a crash involving a box truck this morning. It happened around 4:30 a.m on NC 53, about two miles west of NC 50 and Maple Hill. First Sgt. CK Parks says a 2006 Black Acura SUV was heading …
Two killed in early morning wreck on Hwy 53 in Pender CountyWECT-TV6
2 killed, infant survives in Pender SUV-truck crashJacksonville Daily News

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Victims of fatal wreck in Pender County identified – WECT-TV6

Victims of fatal wreck in Pender County identified
WECT-TV6
The two victims in a fatal wreck on HWY 53 in Pender County early Friday morning have been identified. (Source: WECT). PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) -. The two victims in a fatal wreck on HWY 53 in Pender County early Friday morning have been …




Hampstead Bypass design still in flux – StarNewsOnline.com


StarNewsOnline.com
Hampstead Bypass design still in flux
StarNewsOnline.com
PENDER COUNTY — Despite some drawings floating around, N.C. Department of Transportation officials said no decision has been made on whether to eliminate the contentious midtown interchange that would allow traffic to exit the Hampsted Bypass in the …




Pender County man faces slew of drug charges – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Pender County man faces slew of drug charges
WWAY NewsChannel 3
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — According to the Pender County Sheriff's Office, today the Investigations Division and Narcotics Unit searched a residence, seizing a large amount of powder cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana. Two search warrants …

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