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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

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

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

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News related to Wilson County, NC

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Wilson teen dies in US 264 crash – The Wilson Times (subscription)

Wilson teen dies in US 264 crash
The Wilson Times (subscription)
Tamara Lindsey, 19, of Lake Wilson Road in Wilson, was driving a 2000 Nissan Maxima on U.S. 264 and ran off the road near the Nash-Wake county line, Trooper M. Cerbone of the North Carolina Highway Patrol said. Lindsey veered off the highway to the …




Bibbs: High electric rates a top priority – The Wilson Times (subscription)

Bibbs: High electric rates a top priority
The Wilson Times (subscription)
High electric bills are hobbling eastern North Carolina's economy, state House candidate Mark Bibbs says, keeping new industries out and forcing local businesses to close their doors. A Wilson attorney challenging Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield in the …




Program opens doors for autistic students – The Wilson Times (subscription)

Program opens doors for autistic students
The Wilson Times (subscription)
For the 2012-13 school year in Wilson County, there were 118 students with autism, according to the Department of Public Instruction's statistics. Over a 10-year span, children with autism in North Carolina schools jumped from 3,000 to 14,000




Pamela Faye Johnson – The Albany Herald

Pamela Faye Johnson
The Albany Herald
HOGANSVILLE – Pamela Faye Johnson, of Albany, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, of injuries received in an automobile accident in Albany. Ms. Johnson was born July 27, 1944, in Wilson County, NC, daughter of the late George and Mable Stancil Johnson.




Wrongful death case hinges on immunity – The Wilson Times (subscription)

Wrongful death case hinges on immunity
The Wilson Times (subscription)
A local woman and Wilson County government are awaiting word from the N.C. Supreme Court on whether a lawsuit filed against Wilson County will be allowed to be argued in local court or thrown out. Attorneys on both sides argued before the state's top …




Some NC family farms still see tobacco as key – Winston-Salem Journal

Some NC family farms still see tobacco as key
Winston-Salem Journal
In 1999, The Wilson Times took an in depth look at the key role tobacco has always played here in Wilson County and at what the future might bring. The outlook for tobacco farming was about the gloomiest ever in the late 1990s. In 1998, the federal …

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