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Washington County was formed in 1799 from part of Tyrrell County. The county was named for George Washington. Plymouth is the County Seat. During the Civil War, Plymouth was occupied by Union forces during the spring of 1864. There was a naval battle in the Albamarle sound during the successful Confederate attempt to retake the city. This battle included the Ironclad ship CSS Albemarle.

Plymouth is the home of the Roanoke River Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. Washington County has recently received 5 markers as part of the Civil War Trail program marking the Battle of Plymouth, the CSS Albemarle, Cushing’s Torpedo, and Ausbon House. Fort Compher is also marked.

Plymouth hosts a yearly Battle of Plymouth Living History Weekend. The living history weekend is usually held in late April.

Washington County Genealogy Resources

Washington County NCGenweb site

Washington County NCGenWeb Archives

Washington County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 567
Plymouth, NC 27962

Washington County Historical Society
P.O. Box 296
Plymouth, NC 27962

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Washington County Government

Washington County, NC Government – Official Site

Washington County Register of Deeds
PO Box 1007
120 Adams Str
Plymouth NC 27962-1007
252-793-2325
Fax 252-793-3145

Washington County Public Library
Pettigrew Libraries
201 East Third Street
Plymouth, NC 27962
Phone: (252) 793-2113
Fax: (252) 793-2818
Email: washington@pettigrewlibraries.org
Monday through Thursday
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cities and Towns

* Creswell
* Plymouth
* Roper

Census

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Index and Transcription – Up to dwelling #107

1850 Federal Census Transcription – dwelling numbers #108-#370

1850 Federal Census Transcription – dwelling numbers #371-670

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Washington County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Washington County Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Washington County, NC Query Forum

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

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

QuenAnne on “Interested in Phelps, Spruill, Hassell”

My grandmother was born in Washington County in 1914. She was an only child, and her mother died within a couple of weeks of her birth. She was raised by her maternal grandparents, and her father remarried and had another family.
My grandmother’s name was Arminta “T” Phelps. Her mother was Arminta Madre Lamb, and her father’s name was Andrew Jackson Phelps (I think). Please let me know if you have any information that would link her to her relatives. I will post a follow-up with her further information soon (I know there are Spruills and Hassells as well in the line, but all that info is on my other computer, and I can’t access it right now). Thank you, and God bless!!




waters on “waters family tree”

This my first, so I’ll try to be brief. I’ve met with some success so far in tracing the waters line from 1850. Sadly, there are lots of waters’ and spelling variations (e.g. watress, walters, watters), but its the briant/bryant waters guys I’m after. The 1880 census has Briant Watress (age 89) and Bryant Waters (age 53) residing in Plymouth, Washington, NC. I figure that the 89 year old died before the next census, but I have not been able to locate a death date or location for him. Are there any
records that I could get access to pin him down?

Thankds,

Waters


Washington County, NC at Genforum

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FIRST ON WITN: Arrest made in Craig Swain murder case
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… Lewis was driving the truck that night, knowing that Swain had been murdered and that Lewis was assisting the murderer avoid arrest. Washington County deputies and the SBI searched two properties in late August on Alligood Road for the body of Swain.
Deputies make arrest in missing person's case turned homicide investigationWNCT
Authorities arrest North Carolina man in 2008 murder caseSeattle Times
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FIRST ON WITN: Authorities searching property for human remains related to 2008 missing man case – WITN


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FIRST ON WITN: Authorities searching property for human remains related to 2008 missing man case
WITN
WASHINGTON COUNTY, NC (WITN) – The search for human remains in one county in the east could help solve the mystery surrounding a missing person case from 2008. Back in June, authorities announced that the disappearance of Craig Swain was now …
Washington Co. investigators searching for human remains in 2008 missing man caseWNCT
Investigators searching Creswell property for human remainsWCTI12.com

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Three arrested on multiple drug charges in Beaufort County – WCTI12.com


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Three arrested on multiple drug charges in Beaufort County
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NN, Inc. to relocate headquarters from Johnson City to Charlotte, NC
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(WJHL) – Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership officials confirmed that NN Inc. will be moving their headquarters from Johnson City to Charlotte, N.C.. According to a news article on PR Newswire, NN's move to Charlotte from Johnson City …

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Sex offender arrested while working at Appalachian Fair – Johnson City Press (subscription)


Johnson City Press (subscription)
Sex offender arrested while working at Appalachian Fair
Johnson City Press (subscription)
Washington County Sheriff's Office. Maj. Brian Horton said Friday that Sheriff Ed Graybeal received a tip that Harris was working at the fairgrounds in Gray. Investigators checked the North Carolina registry and found that a man was indeed listed by
TBI map pinpoints location of sex offenders in the area – WCYBWCYB

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Local residents recognize Overmountain Men in ceremony – Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)


Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
Local residents recognize Overmountain Men in ceremony
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
In 1780, Campbell was colonel of the Washington County Virginia Militia, and Broddy was his manservant. When a call … Campbell, 400 Virginians set out to join patriot militia from modern-day Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia


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