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Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 113,329 and in 2006 the population was estimated at 113,847. It is included in the Goldsboro, North Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Goldsboro and it is home to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

Prior to 1730, Native Americans were the only known occupants of the territory now known as Wayne county. Settlers trickled into the territory, but there was no general movement of immigration until after 1750. Wayne County was established on November 2, 1779 from the western part of Dobbs County. It was named for “Mad Anthony” Wayne, a general in the American Revolutionary War. The act, establishing the County, provided the first court should be held at the home of Josiah Sasser at which time the justices were to decide on a place for all subsequent courts until a courthouse could be erected. By 1782 the commissioners were named. In 1787 an act was passed establishing Waynesborough on the west side of the Neuse River on the land of Doctor Andrew Bass where the courthouse now stands.

In 1855 parts of Wayne County, Edgecombe County, Johnston County, and Nash County were combined to form Wilson County.

Source: Wikipedia.

Wayne County Genealogy Resources

Wayne County Genealogy

Wayne County NCGenWeb Site

Wayne County NCGenWeb Archives

Old Dobbs County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 617
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Wayne County Historical Association and Museum
P.O. Box 665
Goldsboro, NC 27533


Wayne County Government

Wayne County Government – Official Site
Wayne County Register of Deeds
224-226 E. Walnut Street
Goldsboro, NC 27533

Wayne County Public Library
Main Branch
1001 E Ash St
Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919) 735-1824
Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 9:00
Friday & Saturday 9:00 – 5:30
Sunday – 1:00 – 5:00 (During September after Labor Day until Memorial Day in May)

Steele Memorial Mt Olive North Carolina
111 N Chestnut St
Mount Olive, NC 28365
(919) 705-1891
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 9:00 – 5:30
Tuesday 9:00 – 8:00
Sunday – Closed

Pikeville Branch
107 W Main St
Pikeville, NC 27863
(919) 705-1892
Monday – Wednesday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Friday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday – Closed

Fremont Branch
202 N Goldsboro St
Fremont, NC 27830
(919) 705-1893
Monday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday – Friday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, Sunday: – Closed

Cities and Towns

* Brogden
* Dudley
* Elroy
* Eureka
* Fremont
* Goldsboro
* Mar-Mac
* Mount Olive
* Pikeville
* Seven Springs
* Walnut Creek
* Grantham


1790 Federal Census Transcription – Newbern District

1790 Federal Census Transcription

1790 Federal Census Images

1800 Federal Census Index

1800 Federal Census Transcription

1800 Federal Census Index (alternate)

1800 Federal Census Images

1810 Federal Census Index

1810 Federal Census Images

1820 Federal Census Index

1820 Federal Census Images

1830 Federal Census Index

1830 Federal Census Images

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Images

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Images

1860 Federal Census Images

1870 Federal Census Images

1880 Federal Census Images

1880 Federal Census Transcription – Barfields and Flowers Surnames

1880 Federal Census Transcription – Prostitutes

1900 Federal Census Transcription – Stony Creek – Part 1 – Addendum

1900 Federal Census Transcription – Stony Creek – Part 2

1900 Federal Census Transcription Stony Creek – part 3

1900 Federal Census Transcription – Black Creek Home and Farm Ownership


USGS listing of cemeteries in Wayne County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Wayne County Cemetery Census

Wayne County Cemetery Transcriptions

1981 Wayne County Cemetery Book

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