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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

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Craven County School Superintendent Heading to Wilson County – TWC News


TWC News
Craven County School Superintendent Heading to Wilson County
TWC News
Mills said Wilson County was an easy choice. "This is one of those opportunities where it's a little bit surreal,” said Mills. “I'm very happy where I am and was not looking to make a change, but Wilson is home for me and my family. Again, it's a place
Lane Mills returns to Wilson as school superintendentThe Wilson Times (subscription)
Craven County Schools superintendent leaves for new positionWNCT

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French manufacturer cuts 100 jobs in Wilson County – Triangle Business Journal


Triangle Business Journal
French manufacturer cuts 100 jobs in Wilson County
Triangle Business Journal
Nexans' aerospace division is permanently closing its Elm City facility, a move that means 103 layoffs in Wilson County, according to a notice the company filed with the state of North Carolina. In the filing, the company says the decision “has been

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County OKs grants for industrial park – The Wilson Times (subscription)

County OKs grants for industrial park
The Wilson Times (subscription)
The refinancing required a new lease agreement between Wilson County government and the Wilson County Board of Education, which the commissioners approved. The lease for the school property on N.C. 42 includes the Board of Education paying …




Wilson County District Court – The Wilson Times (subscription)

Wilson County District Court
The Wilson Times (subscription)
Devonte M. Barnes, simple assault, 45 days Wilson County Jail suspended 18 months, probation 18 months, $100 fine, court costs, not assault, threaten or harass prosecuting witness, report to probation officer within 48 hours of release from Wilson




Rabid raccoon attacks dog – The Wilson Times (subscription)


The Wilson Times (subscription)
Rabid raccoon attacks dog
The Wilson Times (subscription)
“It was sent off to the state lab and came back positive with rabies,” said Joyce Wetherington, spokeswoman for Wilson County Health Department. Animal Control took the dog, which is being held under quarantine at the Wilson County Animal Shelter.




School board requests more help from county – New Bern Sun Journal

School board requests more help from county
New Bern Sun Journal
“If we go through and look at the North Carolina school report card for 2014 and 2015, the elementary schools that are located in district 4, the students that are finishing up third grade, are not coming anywhere near reading at grade level.” Dacey


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