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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

Police locate missing Pender County woman – WRAL.com


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Police locate missing Pender County woman
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Pender County, N.C. — The Pender County Sheriff's Office has located Samantha Lee Southerland, a woman who was reported missing on Friday. Southerland left her home in Pender County on June 6, and it was believed she was traveling to Fayetteville.
Pender Co. deputies ask for help finding woman missing since TuesdayWWAY NewsChannel 3

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Brothers charged in Pender Co. deadly shooting – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Brothers charged in Pender Co. deadly shooting
WWAY NewsChannel 3
Austin (left) and Brett (right) Young are charged with first degree murder on June 2, 2017. (Photo: Pender County Jail). PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies are investigating a shooting that left one man dead Thursday night off Hwy 117. According to …
2 NC brothers charged with murder in shootingWNCN

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Pender County responds to reports of GenX in water – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Pender County responds to reports of GenX in water
WWAY NewsChannel 3
BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — The Pender County Board of Commissioners is working with the EPA, state, and local officials to monitor the possible impacts of GenX found in the Cape Fear River. “Pender County Utilities takes seriously its commitment to …
Pender County leaders respond to GenX concernsWECT-TV6
GenX manufacturer agrees to meet with local, state officialsStarNewsOnline.com

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House Bill 2-inspired disclosure rule for UNC leaders’ votes in NCAA, ACC actions gets voted down – News & Observer


News & Observer
House Bill 2-inspired disclosure rule for UNC leaders' votes in NCAA, ACC actions gets voted down
News & Observer
The N.C. House on Monday rejected changes to a UNC public records bill that would have forced university leaders to disclose any votes they take as members of a NCAA or ACC committee. In a 58-54 vote, the House passed the Senate's proposed public




Starving dog fostered to health by Pender woman – StarNewsOnline.com


StarNewsOnline.com
Starving dog fostered to health by Pender woman
StarNewsOnline.com
Rosey Milazzo poses with Val at A Country Veterinary Clinic in Wilmington, N.C., Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Val was thrown out of a car in Greensboro on … Rosey Milazzo of Atkinson in Pender County answered that call. Milazzo has been fostering dogs




Pender County woman raises enough money to keep pets in the shade for summer – WTVD-TV


WTVD-TV
Pender County woman raises enough money to keep pets in the shade for summer
WTVD-TV
After seeing too many pets suffer in the summer heat, Nan Burns decided to take matters into her own hands. According to WWAY, Burns raised enough money to order carports, so shelter animals would not suffer in the upcoming heat. "Coming out here and …


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