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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

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Pitt County Schools closing May 1st for teacher rally – WITN

Pitt County Schools closing May 1st for teacher rally  WITN

Pitt County School District officials say schools will be closed on May 1st as educators across North Carolina gather to attend a rally at the General Assembly in …




3rd District candidate forum held in Pitt County Thursday night – WITN

3rd District candidate forum held in Pitt County Thursday night  WITN

The Pitt County Farm Bureau Board of Directors is sponsoring a Meet the Candidates Dinner and Forum for candidates running in the 3rd District congressional …




Pitt County celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week – WITN

Pitt County celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week  WITN

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) A local county is recognizing first responders that are often overlooked. Pitt County Emergency Management hosted a luncheon for …




Pitt Co. Rep. introduces ‘Ban the Box’ bill for N.C. state agencies – WNCT

Pitt Co. Rep. introduces ‘Ban the Box’ bill for N.C. state agencies  WNCT

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Rep. Kandie Smith, of Pitt County, has introduced a bill to prohibit state agencies from asking about a job applicant’s criminal …




Pitt County deputies seize $1 million of heroin, 2 men arrested – WNCT

Pitt County deputies seize $1 million of heroin, 2 men arrested  WNCT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Pitt County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men and seized more than $1 million worth of heroin during a traffic stop in Greenville …




Pitt County teen missing for past week is safe – WITN

Pitt County teen missing for past week is safe  WITN

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN)- Deputies say a Pitt County teenager who was reported missing more than a week ago has been found safe. The Pitt County …


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