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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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Silver Alert issued for 16-year-old out of Wilson County – WITN


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Silver Alert issued for 16-year-old out of Wilson County
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WILSON COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Authorities in Eastern Carolina are asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing teen. The Wilson County Sheriff's Office says Priscilla Barbour, 16, is missing and may be endangered. Officials say she may be




Wilson County Superior Court – The Wilson Times (subscription)

Wilson County Superior Court
The Wilson Times (subscription)
Astor Yarborough, pleaded no contest to larceny from person, 15-27 months North Carolina Department of Adult Correction suspended 36 months intermediate punishment, 120 days Wilson County Jail, waive jail fees serve within 180 days, 7 p.m.-6 a.m. …




Juvenile escapes while on leave to visit family in Wilson County, officials say – WNCN


WNCN
Juvenile escapes while on leave to visit family in Wilson County, officials say
WNCN
WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities need help finding a boy who failed to return to a juvenile detention facility after being allowed to visit his home, officials say. The juvenile, identified by officials only as Malik R., is in the custody of the
Authorities search for juvenile escapee in WilsonWRAL.com
Juvenile escapes from leave in WilsonWITN

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Wilson County sees spike in unemployment – The Wilson Times (subscription)

Wilson County sees spike in unemployment
The Wilson Times (subscription)
… by the N.C. Department of Commerce for the month of June, 96 of the state's 100 counties saw an increase in unemployment rates, but jobless figures decreased in every county when compared to June of last year. Wilson County had an unemployment rate …




Wilson County awarded $90K water study grant – The Wilson Times (subscription)

Wilson County awarded $90K water study grant
The Wilson Times (subscription)
“These projects will enhance water quality and pave the way for economic growth in towns across the state. More than $300 million in additional funding for water projects will be available through the $2 billion Connect N.C. bond, according to the




Grants Roundup: Chicago Groups Get $3 Million for College and Youth Programs – Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription)


Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription)
Grants Roundup: Chicago Groups Get $3 Million for College and Youth Programs
Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription)
$1.3 million to community projects that address teen pregnancy, substance abuse, obesity, and sexually transmitted diseases in Wilson, N.C. Recipients include Barton College, Wilson 20/20 Community Vision, and the Wilson County Department of Social …


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