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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 detention officer fired after DWI arrest – WRAL.com


WRAL.com
Wilson County detention officer fired after DWI arrest
WRAL.com
Wilson, N.C. — A six-year veteran of the Wilson County Sheriff's Office was fired on the Fourth of July after being arrested for driving under the influence, Sheriff Calvin Woodard Jr. confirmed Tuesday. Carles Fred Callahan, of 7312 Sadie Road, Kenly

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Jobless rate trends higher in Wilson, majority of NC – The Wilson Times (subscription)

Jobless rate trends higher in Wilson, majority of NC
The Wilson Times (subscription)
Figures released by the N.C. Department of Commerce Wednesday show that Wilson County's rate increased from 9.2 percent in April to 9.9 percent in May. The majority of the state also experienced the same increase with unemployment rates increasing in …




Robeson County makes promises to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act – Fayetteville Observer

Robeson County makes promises to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act
Fayetteville Observer
Robeson County this month promised the federal government it will upgrade its buildings, parks, courthouse and other facilities and practices to ensure that county services are available to disabled residents. It said it will also adopt policies to




24 senators introduce legislation to defund Planned Parenthood – Wilson County News

24 senators introduce legislation to defund Planned Parenthood
Wilson County News
Cornyn, other cosponsors of S. 1881 include John Barrasso (WY), Roy Blunt (MO), John Boozman (AR), Richard Burr (NC), Dan Coats (IN), Tom Cotton (AR), Ted Cruz (TX), Steve Daines (MT), Mike Enzi (WY), Deb Fischer (NE), James Inhofe (OK), Johnny …

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HUNGER HITS A NERVE – The Wilson Times (subscription)


The Wilson Times (subscription)
HUNGER HITS A NERVE
The Wilson Times (subscription)
During the summer months, hunger numbers spike, according to Becky Stottlemyre of Wilson County Department of Social Services. "During the summer months, … "The real number in rural North Carolina is probably 20 percent. Those are real numbers.




LINEUPS, ‘VAGUE’ ID FUEL APPEAL – The Wilson Times (subscription)

LINEUPS, 'VAGUE' ID FUEL APPEAL
The Wilson Times (subscription)
On the night of Feb. 13, 1976, Charles Ray Finch had distinctive facial hair — a moustache, beard and long sideburns. But the man who would later identify Finch as the prime suspect in store owner Richard "Shadow” Holloman's killing in a failed


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