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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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Motorcyclist killed in crash in Pender County – WECT-TV6


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Motorcyclist killed in crash in Pender County
WECT-TV6
According to a Sgt. with the State Highway Patrol, Lindsey Mathis was driving his motorcycle southbound on US-117 when he was struck by a pickup truck. The Sgt. said the driver of the pickup truck was driving northbound on US-117 when he attempted to …
Burgaw man killed in motorcycle accidentStarNewsOnline.com

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Pender County Democrats host ‘Wilmington Fire’ – StarNewsOnline.com

Pender County Democrats host 'Wilmington Fire'
StarNewsOnline.com
The Wilmington Massacre of 1898 was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party on Nov. 10, 1898, in the port city of Wilmington. The film features interviews

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Motorcycle driver killed in Pender Co. crash – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Motorcycle driver killed in Pender Co. crash
WWAY NewsChannel 3
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Highway Patrol said a man driving a motorcycle died in a crash in Pender County Saturday. Sgt. Collier with the Highway Patrol said Lindsey Mathis, 50, was driving south on US 117 at NC 210 just before 8:00 p.m. …

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State Reports Annual Visitor Spending Amounts For Region – Greater Wilmington Business Journal

State Reports Annual Visitor Spending Amounts For Region
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
… 2016, and local tax revenues directly resulting from visitor spending totaled more than $693 million. Visitor expenditures directly supported about 219,000 jobs and generated nearly $5.6 billion in payroll income across North Carolina, according to




Pender County Commissioners give update on GenX – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
Pender County Commissioners give update on GenX
WWAY NewsChannel 3
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Pender County Board of Commissioners met Monday to go over various agenda items. One of the topics on their list, GenX and the status of it in the county. Right now, like many areas, the commissioners did not have …
Pender County approves 'brunch bill'WECT-TV6

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NC woman: ‘I thought losing my grandson was hard enough, now I’ve lost my son’ – WNCN


WNCN
NC woman: 'I thought losing my grandson was hard enough, now I've lost my son'
WNCN
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – It's agony all over again for a Pender County family. Four years ago, 26-year-old Aaron Mathis died after a pickup truck hit and killed him on his moped in Wilmington. “They both just loved to ride their motorcycles,” said


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