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Pitt County Genealogy

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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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News related to Pitt County, NC

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Trial begins in Pitt County in murder of woman whose body was never found – WITN


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Trial begins in Pitt County in murder of woman whose body was never found
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GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – The trial for a convicted felon, accused of killing a woman whose body has never been found, has begun in Pitt County. Jury selection for Gregory Parks got underway in Greenville this morning after the Wilson man's trial was …
Wilson man stands trial for murder in Greenville court roomWNCT

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Business owners unhappy with closing of intersection in Pitt County – WITN


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Business owners unhappy with closing of intersection in Pitt County
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PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) For years, the intersection of Hanrahan Road and Highway 11 in Pitt County has been the scene for numerous collisions, some that have been deadly. To remedy the problem, the Department of Transportation is permanently …




MaxPreps Rivalry Series visits Pitt County, NC – MaxPreps

MaxPreps Rivalry Series visits Pitt County, NC
MaxPreps
The Rampants won the first eight games of the Pitt County Rivalry, and then after falling to D.H. Conley 25-22 in 2001, took the next 10 contests to build an impressive 18-1 mark over their bitter rival. Today J.H. Rose still holds a commanding 22-4

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Halloween decorations stolen from Pitt County yards – WITN


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Halloween decorations stolen from Pitt County yards
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PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – With Halloween a little more than a week away, some neighborhoods are feeling less than festive after Greenville Police say a number of decorations have been stolen from yards. Police say thieves have been out stealing …




Troopers looking for driver in head-on Pitt County hit & run wreck – WITN


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Troopers looking for driver in head-on Pitt County hit & run wreck
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Troopers say that the vehicle that left the scene is a gold van last seen traveling on Cottondale Road toward NC 121. Officials with Crime Stoppers say that it was reported that a blue or green van was travelling with the suspect vehicle and assisted

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NC man charged with statutory rape, incest; 13 child sex charges total – WNCN


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NC man charged with statutory rape, incest; 13 child sex charges total
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Moore faces 10 counts of statutory rape and sex offense involving a child over the age of 6, and three counts of incest. According to the Pitt County Sheriff's Office, Moore does have a previous record. Moore is currently being held at the Pitt County


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