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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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Pitt County sheriff swears in two new deputies to help trauma victims – WITN


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Pitt County sheriff swears in two new deputies to help trauma victims
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PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) – A pair of four-legged friends are now sworn deputies in one Eastern Carolina county. Miniature therapy horses Sammy and Gunner …

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Man trapped after dump truck overturns on Pitt County road – WITN


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Man trapped after dump truck overturns on Pitt County road
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PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) – A man was trapped this afternoon when his dump truck full of dirt overturned on a Pitt County highway. The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. on Kings Crossroads Road, which is south of Falkland. An EastCare helicopter took the …




PITT COUNTY: Driver charged after pickup hits fire truck – WITN


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PITT COUNTY: Driver charged after pickup hits fire truck
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PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) – A driver has been charged after troopers say his pickup truck hit a fire truck responding to an emergency call this morning in Pitt County. The 9:15 a.m. accident closed the eastbound lanes of U.S. 264 near the Pactolus
Truck runs head-on into fire truck en route to emergency callWCTI12.com

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Trooper resigns after domestic arrest in Pitt County – WITN


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Trooper resigns after domestic arrest in Pitt County
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PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) – A Highway Patrol trooper has resigned after being charged in a domestic disturbance involving two Pitt County deputies. 26-year-old Dexter Riggins had worked for the Highway Patrol since 2014. Riggins is charged with breaking …




NC 222 in Pitt County to close for drainage culvert replacement – WCTI12.com


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NC 222 in Pitt County to close for drainage culvert replacement
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GREENVILLE, Pitt County – The NC Department of Transportation will close a portion of NC 222 in Pitt County to replace a culvert that was damaged during Hurricane Matthew. The stretch of road is a quarter-mile west of Spain Bridge Road in Falkland.




Three Greenville residents facing drug charges – WITN


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Three Greenville residents facing drug charges
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GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – The Pitt County Sheriff's Office has arrested three Greenville residents on drug charges. Deputies arrested Ernest Thompson, 60, William Jones, 36, and Allie Claiborne, 24, on Wednesday. Jail records show Thompson and Jones, …


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