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Wilson County was formed in 1855 from parts of Edgcombe, Johnston, Nash and Wayne Counties. It was named for a Mexican American War veteran and state legislator from Edgecombe county, Colonel Louis Dicken Wilson. He died in Veracruz in 1847 of fever.

Wilson County is split into the following townships: Black Creek, Cross Roads, Gardners, Old Fields, Saratoga, Springhill, Stantonsburg, Taylors, Toisnot, and Wilson.

Source: Wikipedia.

Wilson County Genealogy Resources

Wilson County NCGenweb site

Wilson County NCGenWeb Archives

Wilson County Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 802
Wilson, NC 27894-0802

Black Creek Historical Society
P.O. Box 204
Black Creek, NC 27813

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Wilson County Government

Wilson County Government – Official Site
Wilson County Register Of Deeds
101 Goldsboro Street East
Wilson, NC 27893-4001
(252) 399-2935
P.O. Box 1728
Wilson, NC 27894
Ph: (252) 399-2935
Fx: (252) 399-2942
Hours
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday

Wilson County Public Library
249 Nash St. W.
Wilson, N.C. 27893
Mon. thru Wed. 9 AM till 9 PM
Thurs. thru Sat. 9 AM till 6 PM
Phone:
252-237-5355
Genealogy and Local History Room

Cities and Towns

* Black Creek
* Elm City
* Lucama
* Saratoga
* Sims
* Stantonsburg
* Wilson

Census

1860 Federal Census Transcription – Folder of text files – named by page number

1900 Federal Census Transcription – Home and Farm Ownership

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Wilson County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Wilson County Cemetery Transriptions

Wilson County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Wilson County, NC Query Forum

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Wilson County deputies receive advanced certificates – The Wilson Times (subscription)


The Wilson Times (subscription)
Wilson County deputies receive advanced certificates
The Wilson Times (subscription)
Wilson County deputies receive advanced certificates. Posted 9/28/16. Four Wilson County sheriff's deputies have been awarded the Advanced Deputy Professional Law Enforcement Certificate, according to the N.C. Sheriffs' Education and Training …




Arrest made in Wilson County shooting – WITN


WITN
Arrest made in Wilson County shooting
WITN
Wilson, NC A local man was arrested following a shooting early Saturday morning on London Church Road in Wilson. Wilson police were dispatched in regards to a shooting and upon arrival found 26 year-old Christopher Molson suffering from multiple …
Wilson man shot multiple times, killed; 21-year-old charged with murderWNCN
Man charged with murder in Saturday shootingThe Wilson Times (subscription)
Wilson Police make an arrest in Saturday murderWNCT

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Peak Demand Inc. will invest nearly $2.6 million to develop its new headquarters and manufacturing center in Wilson … – Area Development Online


Area Development Online
Peak Demand Inc. will invest nearly $2.6 million to develop its new headquarters and manufacturing center in Wilson
Area Development Online
Our on-line tools and quick-ship processes are helping customers respond quicker to the critical demands of the electrical grid. In Wilson and in North Carolina, we have found a community that understands the importance of business growth and the
Despite ABB lawsuit, startup scores N.C. incentives to expandTriangle Business Journal (blog)
Startup to hire 37, invest $2.6 millionThe Wilson Times (subscription)

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Man dies after driving dump truck off path at Wilson County rock quarry – WRAL.com

Man dies after driving dump truck off path at Wilson County rock quarry
WRAL.com
Bailey, N.C. — One man died Thursday night after he fell 120 feet down the Neverson Rock Quarry in Wilson County. According to officials in Wilson County, the driver of a dump truck ran off path and fell 120 feet down the quarry embankment. An




Uncovering local legends: The grave in the middle of the road – Wilson County News


Wilson County News
Uncovering local legends: The grave in the middle of the road
Wilson County News
In western Wilson County, one could once find a lone grave marker on a dirt mound surrounded by rocks in the middle of a three-way intersection of county roads 104 and 105. The dirt mound elevated several feet above the level ground. It was overgrown …




Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Central NC – WNCN


WNCN
Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Central NC
WNCN
The watch includes the following areas: Harnett County, Hoke County, Chatham County, Warren County, Moore County, Vance County, Wake County, Nash County, Wilson County, Lee County, Wayne County, Edgecombe County, Person County, Sampson …

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