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Sampson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 60,161. Its county seat is Clinton.

The county was formed in 1784 from Duplin County. It was named after John Sampson, who was the first register of deeds of Duplin County and the first mayor of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Sampson County is the birthplace of William R. King, who after spending time in local government continued on to become the 13th US vice-president.

Source: Wikipedia

Sampson County Genealogy Resources

Sampson County NCGenweb site

Sampson County NCGenWeb Archives

Sampson County Historical Society
2336 Horine Road
Clinton, NC 28328
Telephone 910-564-6471

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Sampson County Government

Sampson County Government – Official Site
Sampson County Register of Deeds (Online search)

Sampson-Clinton Public LIbrary
J.C. Holliday Library
217 Graham Street
Clinton, NC 28328
(910) 592-4153 Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8 – 6
Saturday 8 – 5

Miriam Lamb Memorial Library
PO Box 426
144 S. Church Ave.
Garland, NC 28441
(910) 529-2441
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm

Roseboro Public Library
300 W. Roseboro Street
P.O. Box 2066
Roseboro, NC 28382
(910) 525-5436
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm

Bryan Memorial Public Library
302 Weeksdale Street
P.O. Box 188
Newton Grove, NC 28366
(910) 594-1260
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm

Cities and Towns

* Autryville
* Bonnetsville
* Clinton
* Delway
* Garland
* Harrells
* Ingold
* Ivanhoe
* Keener
* Newton Grove
* Plain View
* Roseboro
* Salemburg
* Spiveys Corner
* Turkey
* Vann Crossroads

Townships:

Belvoir
Dismal
Franklin
Halls
Herring
Honeycutt
Lisbon
Little Coharie
McDaniels
Mingo
Newton Grove
North Clinton
Piney Grove
Plain View
South Clinton
South River
Taylors Bridge
Turkey
Westbrook

Census

State Census

1790 Federal Census Transcription – Fayett District

1800 Federal Census Transcription – Partial Extract

1820 Federal Census Transcription

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Sampson County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Sampson County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Sampson County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Sampson County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Sampson County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

Gale on “Nancy Jane Manuel/Emmanuel and Johnson Brewington.”

I am looking for any information about Nancy Jane Manuel/Emmanuel and Johnson Brewington, they had a daughter named Polly Ann Brewington, who married Bennett Jackson. Also, John Jack Brewington. Please contact me at: galerey@yahoo.com

Gale




pat layton on “Layton or Laton in the 1700′s”

I am looking for an ancestor with the surname of Layton or Laton who lived in your county in the 1700′s or very early 1800′s. His given name may have been John. He moved to Washington County Ga. and had a child, Alford Alpha Layton born in approx. 1828.




Al Gibbss on “Gibbs Family Sampson Co.,NC”

I know that there was a Willis (unmarried) and a Thomas Gibbs married with son under 10 in the 1800 census of Sampson Co.,NC. I believe that there was a William Albert Gibbs very early in county. Has anyone researched this family? Need your help!
Al Gibbs


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News related to Sampson County, NC

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Undercover drug operation leads to 25 arrests in Sampson County – Fayetteville Observer

Undercover drug operation leads to 25 arrests in Sampson County
Fayetteville Observer
CLINTON – Ten locations were searched and 25 people arrested Monday and Tuesday after an undercover drug operation that began more than a year ago, the Sampson County Sheriff's Office said. Operation Double Tap, as it was named, was launched …




DURHAM: Suspect in Sampson Co. kidnapping arrested in Durham – Greenville … – WNCT

DURHAM: Suspect in Sampson Co. kidnapping arrested in Durham – Greenville
WNCT
A suspect wanted in an armed kidnapping in Sampson County was arrested by Durham Police Saturday morning. Authorities had been searching for Alex Fernado Meza Acosta of Durham. Shortly before midnight on Friday, the Sampson County Sheriff's …
Sampson kidnapping suspect arrested in DurhamWRAL.com

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Sampson County wood pellet plant: Economic growth vs. environmental effects – Fayetteville Observer

Sampson County wood pellet plant: Economic growth vs. environmental effects
Fayetteville Observer
In the middle sits more than 25,000 square miles of North Carolina timberland – more than half the state's total area. Each year the two mills planned for the Cape Fear region will require an estimated 100,000 acres, or about 150 square miles, of




Area students receive Pineland, EMI scholarships – Sampson Independent

Area students receive Pineland, EMI scholarships
Sampson Independent
The Pineland College-Edwards Military Institute Scholarship Endowment was established by alumni to honor high school seniors in Sampson County who are interested in pursuing higher education at an accredited college or community college. Applicants




The state’s WIC Program – Sampson Independent

The state's WIC Program
Sampson Independent
Sampson County WIC Department is currently recruiting new applicants for the program. Applicants must meet the following criteria: 1) A pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum woman, infant or child under the age of five. 2) A resident of Sampson County …




County school board gets look at final budget – Sampson Independent

County school board gets look at final budget
Sampson Independent
The Sampson County Board of Education recently received a budget with some numbers in red. District officials are facing a budget reduction of more than 6 percent or more than $700,000 for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy said he …

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