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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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First annual Pitt County Classic swim meet held at Aquaventure – WNCT

First annual Pitt County Classic swim meet held at Aquaventure
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WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — All Pitt County High School swim teams faced off in the first ever Pitt County Classic today. It's the first time teams from Christ Covenant, Oakwood, D.H. Conley, Farmville Central, John Paul II, South Central and Rose High

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SILVER ALERT CANCELLED: Officials cancel search for 89-year … – WITN


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SILVER ALERT CANCELLED: Officials cancel search for 89-year …
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Authorities have cancelled a Silver Alert for an 89-year-old woman.

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Pair arrested in string of Pitt County break-ins – WNCT


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Pair arrested in string of Pitt County break-ins
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Deputies in Pitt County arrested two people in connection with a string of break-ins around the area. Ernest Moore and Tracy Williams were taken into custody while deputies were conducting surveillance at a Speedway. Deputies
DEPUTIES: Business break-in suspect caught red handedWITN
Two arrested in store break-in attempt, one charged with additional break-insWCTI12.com

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PCC President honored with Citizen of the Year Award – WITN


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PCC President honored with Citizen of the Year Award
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce honored the President of Pitt Community College with its Citizen of the Year Award. The award is given to citizens who make a positive impact to the Greenville-Pitt County




NEW INFO: Deputies searching for gunman after Dollar General robbed – WITN


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NEW INFO: Deputies searching for gunman after Dollar General robbed
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PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) – Deputies are searching for a gunman after a dollar store in Pitt County was held up this morning. The Dollar General on Highway 33 East was robbed around 10 a.m.. Sheriff Neil Elks says a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and his


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