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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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Missing NC man’s car found on fire; dead body found in Wilson County – WNCN


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Missing NC man's car found on fire; dead body found in Wilson County
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BAILEY, N.C. (WNCN) — A car belonging to a missing man was found Saturday burning, and Wednesday, officials discovered a body in Wilson County, police said. The family of James Cleveland Graham Jr., 52, of Bailey reported him missing on Tuesday, …
Body found in Wilson County tied to missing person's caseWTVD-TV
Officials identify body in Wilson CountyWRAL.com
Body found near Buckhorn LakeThe Wilson Times (subscription)
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Wilson County deputies investigating homicide of Bailey man – WITN


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Wilson County deputies investigating homicide of Bailey man
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WILSON COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A body found this week in Wilson County has been identified as a man that was reported missing on Tuesday. The Wilson County Sheriff's Office is conducting a homicide investigation into the death of James Graham Junior, …
Wilson County body identified, case now a homicideWNCN

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Wilson County man found dead at home – WITN


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Wilson County man found dead at home
WITN
Wilson County man found dead at home. Posted: Sun 10:04 PM, Jun 12, 2016. WILSON, N.C. (WITN) – A Wilson man was found dead in his home Friday night, and now police have opened a criminal investigation. Wilson police say 41-year-old Kenan …
Police Investigate Wilson MurderTWC News
Killing stuns neighbors: Home, store marked as crime scenesThe Wilson Times (subscription)

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Large Wilson County solar plant adds to Duke Energy’s N.C. renewable portfolio – PR Newswire (press release)

Large Wilson County solar plant adds to Duke Energy's N.C. renewable portfolio
PR Newswire (press release)
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — With 670 miles of wire and cable and 487,000 solar panels, Duke Energy's (NYSE: DUK) 40-megawatt (MW) Elm City Solar Facility is the latest addition to the company's renewable portfolio to power a clean …

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Silver Alert canceled for missing Wilson County man – WRAL.com


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Silver Alert canceled for missing Wilson County man
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Wilson, N.C. — Update: Officials said late Sunday night that Barr Wayne Taylor was located in Durham. —. The Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert Sunday evening for a missing endangered man who is believed to be suffering from dementia

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Large Wilson County solar power plant adds to Duke Energy’s N.C. renewable portfolio – PennEnergy


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Large Wilson County solar power plant adds to Duke Energy's N.C. renewable portfolio
PennEnergy
"Duke Energy has embraced solar energy in North Carolina as a means of providing even more renewable resources to our customers," said David Fountain, Duke Energy's North Carolina president. "We continue to push for projects that promote new and …

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