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Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 19,972. Its county seat is Warrenton.

The county was formed in 1779 from the northern half of Bute County. It was named for Joseph Warren of Massachusetts, a physician and general in the American Revolutionary War who was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

In 1881, parts of Warren County, Franklin County, and Granville County were combined to form Vance County.

Warren County was the home of Soul City, a “planned community”, which has not lived up to initial expectations.

Warren County was also the site of the Warren County PCB Landfill site beginning in 1982 and was involved in a long environmental justice struggle to remove dangerous pollutants from affecting the health of the citizens. The site was not safe until 2004.

Warren County has brought forth a remarkable number of notable politicians. North Carolina Governors James Turner, William Miller and Thomas Bragg all were born in or lived in Warren County. Nathaniel Macon, a Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. senator, was from Warren, as were Senator Matt Ransom, Senator Benjamin Hawkins, Congressman John H. Kerr and Congresswoman Eva Clayton. Confederate General Braxton Bragg and his brother, Confederate Attorney General Thomas Bragg, were from Warrenton. Reynolds Price (1933 – ), professor emeritus of English at Duke University and considered one the South’s best contemporary authors and essayists, grew up in the village of Macon. United States Navy Admiral Kirkland Donald (1953 – ), the fifth Director of the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, grew up in the village of Norlina.

Source: Wikipedia.

Warren County Genealogy Resources

Warren County NCGenweb site

Warren County NCGenWeb Archives

Warren County Historical Association
PO Box 441
Warrenton, NC 27589


Warren County Government

Warren County, NC Government – Official Site

Warren County Register of Deeds
PO Box 506
109 S. Main St
Courthouse Square
Warrenton NC 27589
Fax 252-257-1524

Warren County Memorial Library
119 South Front Street
Warrenton, NC 27589
Main: 252. 257. 4990
Fax: 252. 257. 4089
Mon-Thurs 10-7
Fri-Sat 10-6
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Cities and Towns

* Macon
* Norlina
* Warrenton


1790 Federal Census Transcription

1820 Federal Census Transcription – Partial Extract

1850 Federal Census Index

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USGS listing of cemeteries in Warren County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Warren County Cemetery Transcriptions

Warren County Cemetery Census

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