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Pitt county was created in 1760 (the legislation went into effect in 1761) from Beaufort County. It was named for William Pitt the Elder, an English member of the House of Commons, orator, statesman and Secretary of State for the Southern Department.

The county seat of Pitt County is Greenville. Pitt County is divided into the following townships: Arthur, Ayden, Belvoir, Bethel, Black Jack, Carolina(Stokes), Chicod, Falkland, Farmville, Fountain, Greenville, Grifton, Grimesland, Pactolus, Simpson, Swift Creek, and Winterville.

Attractions in Pitt County include: Shiloh Farm, East Carolina Village of Yesteryear, Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, May Museum and Farmville Heritage Center.

Pitt County Genealogy Resources

Pitt County Independent Genealogy site

Pitt County NCGenWeb site

Pitt County NCGenWeb Archives

Pitt County Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 1554
Greenville, NC 27835-1554

Pitt County Family Researchers
P.O. Box 20339
Greenville, NC 27858-0339

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Pitt County Government

Pitt County Government – Official Site

Seppard Memorial Library
530 S. Evans St.
Greenville, NC 27858

Cities and Towns:

* Ayden
* Bethel
* Falkland
* Farmville
* Fountain
* Greenville
* Grifton
* Grimesland
* Simpson
* Stokes
* Winterville

Townships:

Arthur
Ayden
Belvoir
Bethel
Black Jack
Carolina(Stokes)
Chicod
Falkland
Farmville
Fountain
Greenville
Grifton
Grimesland
Pactolus
Simpson
Swift Creek
Winterville.

Census

1790 Federal Census Transcription

1800 Federal Census Transcription (Extract – 2 pages)

1810 Federal Census Transcription

1850 Federal Census Index

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Pitt County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Pitt County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Pitt County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Pitt County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Pitt County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

focusoninfinity on “1800′s Wooten, Murphy, Roach, Forbes Families”

Lived near Contentnea Creek area.




CarolKight on “Samuel Kight, Sr., Jr. and III History”

I need info. on history of Samuel Kight Sr., Samuel Kight Jr. CA 1745 NC, death after Jan 12-1804 Pitt Co. NC, wife Rachel and Samuel Kight III b. 6-15-1780 Pitt Co. NC, death 3-1-1839 Heard Co. GA (War 1812)m. 12-1-1807 Pitt Co. NC to Wife Parmelia Stafford 1790 Pitt Co.NC death 1865 .


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Petition to remove Confederate statue from Pitt County Courthouse … – WITN


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Petition to remove Confederate statue from Pitt County Courthouse …
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GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) A petition calling for the removal of a Confederate statue at the Pitt County Courthouse has surpassed its goal of 1,000 signatures.
Petitioners call for removal of Pitt Co. Courthouse Confederate monumentWNCT

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Streets adjacent to Pitt County Courthouse closing early ahead of prayer vigil – WITN


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Streets adjacent to Pitt County Courthouse closing early ahead of prayer vigil
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GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – Several streets around the Pitt County Courthouse will be closed as the NAACP holds a prayer vigil in response to what happened in Charlottesville. In a message to uptown business owners, the city also says Greenville police and …




NC governor creates teacher advisory committee – WRAL.com


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NC governor creates teacher advisory committee
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Michael Bonner is an elementary school teacher at South Greenville Elementary School in Pitt County. Lara Brickhouse is an adaptive physical education teacher in Durham County Schools. Betty Brown teaches social studies at Zebulon GT Magnet School in …

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Daughters of American Revolution present Pitt County man with … – WITN


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Daughters of American Revolution present Pitt County man with …
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A local man was honored Thursday for his service and work to preserve history through his research.

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Pitt County’s Operation Summer Heat results in 17 drug arrests – WITN


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Pitt County's Operation Summer Heat results in 17 drug arrests
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"Three different communities complained, unbeknownst to one another, about the drug traffic to our narcotics division and they were picking up the tips and working with them," explains Pitt County Sheriff Neil Elks. One of those communities is the

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Education, health care on plate at legislative breakfast in Pitt Co. – WNCT


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Education, health care on plate at legislative breakfast in Pitt Co.
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Local leaders came together Friday morning to have an open discussion about concerns in our area. Senators Don Davis and Louis Pate, as well as Rep. Greg Murphy took part in the discussion set up by the Pitt County …


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