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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


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


Black Jack
Swift Creek


1790 Federal Census Transcription

1800 Federal Census Transcription (Extract – 2 pages)

1810 Federal Census Transcription

1850 Federal Census Index


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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