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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


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