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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

“wilson county” nc – Google News

UPDATE: Suspect in Wilson hit & run in U.S. illegally & facing deportation – WITN


WFMY News 2
UPDATE: Suspect in Wilson hit & run in U.S. illegally & facing deportation
WITN
The State Highway Patrol and the Wilson County Sheriff's Office has confirmed with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that the suspect in Thursday's hit and run collision involving two school children boarding a Wilson County school bus is a
Wilson County school bus involved in accidentWTVD-TV
Suspect charged in Wilson Co. bus stop hit and runWNCT
SUV hits brother, sister crossing road to get on school busWRAL.com
WFMY News 2 -myfox8.com -WNCN
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Linamar expanding Arden plant, adding 150 jobs – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Linamar expanding Arden plant, adding 150 jobs
Asheville Citizen-Times
“Linamar fits into the automotive industry supply chain, and that in turn fits right into our North Carolina jobs plan.” Adams pointed to Linamar's September purchase of a forging business in Wilson County. “We have been very happy with our experience

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Bitter Senate fight divides North Carolina – WHIO (blog)


WHIO (blog)
Bitter Senate fight divides North Carolina
WHIO (blog)
“It's been really, really rocking,” said Beth Punte, the Secretary of the Wilson County Democratic Party, as she excitedly offered up the latest early voting numbers from her home county. In Wilson County as of Wednesday morning, Democrats had 3,884
Former President Clinton Visiting Raleigh Friday to Campaign for HaganTWC News

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Sneads Ferry woman charged with embezzlement by insurance agent – Jacksonville Daily News

Sneads Ferry woman charged with embezzlement by insurance agent
Jacksonville Daily News
Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that in December 2010, while working as a licensed insurance agent in Wilson County, Smith accepted $1,000 from a client, but did not remit those funds to St. Paul Insurance Company for a




NC county sheriffs’ pay varies with commissioners’ whims – New Bern Sun Journal


New Bern Sun Journal
NC county sheriffs' pay varies with commissioners' whims
New Bern Sun Journal
Four years ago, after longtime Wilson County Sheriff Wayne Gay lost re-election in the Democratic primary, local residents learned that he was among the highest-paid sheriffs in the state. Gay had been making more than $160,000 a year in salary and
Wilson County sheriff receives 3rd-highest payBlueRidgeNow.com

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The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) Josh Shaffer column – The State

The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) Josh Shaffer column
The State
For the past year, she'd been homing in on a single Civil War family for a research project, and she decided on William Barnes from Wilson County, who served in the 4th N.C. Infantry and lost his older brother, Jesse. Barnes lived to an old age, dying


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