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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

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Wayne County Government

Wayne County Government – Official Site
Wayne County Register of Deeds
224-226 E. Walnut Street
Goldsboro, NC 27533
(919)731-1449

Wayne County Public Library
Main Branch
1001 E Ash St
Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919) 735-1824
HOURS OF OPERATION
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
HOURS OF OPERATION
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
HOURS OF OPERATION
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
HOURS OF OPERATION
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

Census

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

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Wayne County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Wayne County Cemetery Census

Wayne County Cemetery Transcriptions

1981 Wayne County Cemetery Book

Query Forums

Wayne County, NC Query Forum

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

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

Deb1308 on “Davis”

My uncle, Joseph H. Dale, was married to Georgia Lee Davis, b. 14 July 1910 or 1911 in ,Goldsboro, Wayne, NC,.

Georgia’s father was: Jesse Burgwin Davis, 1877-1950
Georgia’s mother was: Bessie Willis, 1880-?
Georgia had a sister named Lucy, born in 1905

Georgia Lee Davis-Dale died on 7 May, 1956 in Florida. Her husband, Joseph H. Dale died in 1963, also in Florida.

Does anyone have information on the Davis/Willis families?




dasaga on “Luther S. Kennedy”

Am looking for any info on Luther S. Kennedy Bn: abt 1833 Died: abt 1909 in Lenoir cy.
He did live in Wayne cy at some time.

Sincerely
Sam Kennedy




Gale on “Daughters of Branson Williams”

I am looking for information on possible two daughters of Branson Williams that lived in Goldsboro, N.C. They were half-sisters to Iley Williams of Sampson County?




jorskippy on “Jordan/Ham/Edmundson/Taylor/Avent”

I am searching for information on the Frederick Jordan family of Wayne County. Frederick married Winniford Avent about 1758. They raised a large family in the area.




McDragon on “Hill’s of Goldboro”

Looking for information on a Dr. Thomas Hill, who was the Wayne County Coroner after the Civil War. He was my GG-Grandfather




Nancy Glore on “Ina Pearsall (Spence, Farmer ?) DOB 15 Feb. 1897, Indian Springs, Warne Co., NC”

Searching for family members of my paternal grandmother,Ina Pearsall (Spence, Farmer?) I am a Spence but was told by my dad that his biological mother, after leaving his father, married someone by the last name of Farmer and had several more children. I would like to be put in touch with any aunts/uncles or cousins I might have still living. Thank you.


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Goldsboro man raped young girl, fled Wayne County, deputies say – WNCN


WNCN
Goldsboro man raped young girl, fled Wayne County, deputies say
WNCN
Guadalupe Cruz Esquivel, also known as Ricardo Vazquez Cortes, 36, faces on charge of first-degree statutory rape in connection with a July 8 incident involving a juvenile girl who was raped in a neighborhood off N.C. Highway 11 South, the Wayne County …

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Three arrested in connection with disappearance of missing man Cole Thomas – WTVD-TV


WTVD-TV
Three arrested in connection with disappearance of missing man Cole Thomas
WTVD-TV
On Monday, the Benson Police Department, the Wayne County Sheriff's Department, the Harnett County Sheriff's Department, and the NC State Bureau of Investigation conducted arrest operations in Wayne County and Harnett County, and took Julian Valles …
Cole Thomas Update From The Benson Police DepartmentThe Daily Record (registration)
Three arrested in connection to Cole Thomas' disappearanceSuwannee Democrat

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Goldsboro man arrested, charged with rape after returning to Wayne Co. – WCTI12.com


WCTI12.com
Goldsboro man arrested, charged with rape after returning to Wayne Co.
WCTI12.com
GOLDSBORO, Wayne County – A Goldsboro man has been arrested and charged with first degree rape after an incident that happened on July 8. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reported Guadalupe Cruz Esquivel, also known as Ricardo Vazquez Cortes, …




NC county on alert for inept burglar in a towel who keeps mistakenly waking victims – Charlotte Observer


Charlotte Observer
NC county on alert for inept burglar in a towel who keeps mistakenly waking victims
Charlotte Observer
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has put out an alert for a man who may be the world's worst cat burglar. On at least two occasions, the guy incompetently woke up the people he was attempting to steal from, reports the Goldsboro News Argus, which
Wayne County deputies seek man wearing towel in rash of burglariesWNCN
Goldsboro deputies investigate string of burglariesWTVD-TV

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‘Project Jerky,’ an international snack food maker, taps NC for first US production facility – Triangle Business Journal


Triangle Business Journal
'Project Jerky,' an international snack food maker, taps NC for first US production facility
Triangle Business Journal
Moorcroft couldn't be reached for additional comment. Stormberg was also lured by a performance-based grant of $125,000 from the One North Carolina Fund, which requires a local match. Wayne County had a 5 percent unemployment rate in April, the most …




Local agencies aid drug convictions – Rocky Mount Telegram

Local agencies aid drug convictions
Rocky Mount Telegram
N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, Greenville Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Lenoir County Sheriff's Office, N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement, Goldsboro Police Department, Raleigh Police Department and Person County Sheriff's Office.


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