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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 for Wilson County teen cancelled – WITN


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Silver Alert for Wilson County teen cancelled
WITN
A statewide Silver Alert has been issued for a missing teen from Wilson County. People are being asked to be on the lookout for Keeley Motola, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. The 17-year-old was last
Deputies seek missing Wilson County teenThe Wilson Times (subscription)
Alert issued after NC teen girl goes missingWNCN

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Wilson County man accused of hanging girlfriend’s puppy – WTVD-TV


WTVD-TV
Wilson County man accused of hanging girlfriend's puppy
WTVD-TV
BLACK CREEK, NC (WTVD) –. A Wilson County man is facing a felony charge of cruelty to animals after deputies said he used a shoelace to hang his girlfriend's puppy, killing the dog. Joshua Davis, 29, bonded out of jail Monday. Deputies arrested him
DEPUTIES: Man used shoelace to hang girlfriend's puppyWITN
NC man hangs girlfriend's puppy after argument, deputies sayWinston-Salem Journal

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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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SBI probes jail death – The Wilson Times (subscription)

SBI probes jail death
The Wilson Times (subscription)
… the case to the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation for an independent review and investigation. In addition, an internal investigation is procedural at the Wilson County Sheriff's Office. We always take our responsibilities seriously to follow the




Craven County superintendent leaves for same job in Wilson County – WITN


WITN
Craven County superintendent leaves for same job in Wilson County
WITN
CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A local school system is saying goodbye to its superintendent of four years. The Craven County Board of Education announced Sunday that Dr. Lane Mills has received and accepted an offer from the Wilson County Board of …




Fire heavily damages venerable church in Kenly – WTVD-TV


WTVD-TV
Fire heavily damages venerable church in Kenly
WTVD-TV
Firefighters were called shortly before 11 p.m. to the church, located on Tilghman Street to find flames coming from the windows and the attic. Three fire departments, two from Johnston County (Kenly and Micro) and one from Wilson County (Crossroads FD

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