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Wilson County Genealogy

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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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News related to Wilson County, NC

“”wilson county” nc” – Google News

Principal, 11 teachers resign from Wilson County Schools – The Wilson Times

Principal, 11 teachers resign from Wilson County Schools  The Wilson Times

Each month, the Wilson County Board of Education releases its personnel list showing employees who have been hired and those who retired or resigned from …




Intern wants to grow ag knowledge base – The Wilson Times

Intern wants to grow ag knowledge base  The Wilson Times

Erika Love, the new summer intern at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension office in Wilson County, has been busy. The 26-year-old Roanoke Rapids native …




Authorities raise awareness of elder abuse – The Wilson Times

Authorities raise awareness of elder abuse  The Wilson Times

In 2018, there were more than 30,128 reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable and older adults made to North Carolina’s 100 county departments …




Our Opinion: Animal shelter is ‘crumbling,’ but does county care? – The Wilson Times

Our Opinion: Animal shelter is ‘crumbling,’ but does county care?  The Wilson Times

The Wilson County Animal Shelter is “crumbling,” and county commissioners have no timeline to replace it despite collecting a full decade’s worth of pet …




Wrongfully convicted Wilson man freed after four decades in prison – WRAL.com

Wrongfully convicted Wilson man freed after four decades in prison  WRAL.com

Five months after a federal appeals court threw out his murder conviction, and more than 40 years after he was sentenced to death, Charles Ray Finch was freed …




North Carolina needs Medicaid expansion – The Wilson Times

North Carolina needs Medicaid expansion  The Wilson Times

It has been another busy week at the General Assembly. Many topics affecting the health care and well being of North Carolinians are highlighted in this …


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