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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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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
SUV hits brother, sister crossing road to get on school busWRAL.com
Suspect charged in Wilson Co. bus stop hit and runWNCT
Man charged with hit-and-run in school bus stop accidentWTVD-TV
WNCN -WFMY News 2 -myfox8.com
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Wilson County sheriff is 3rd-highest paid in NC – WITN


WNCT
Wilson County sheriff is 3rd-highest paid in NC
WITN
Rural Wilson County continues to be home to one of North Carolina's highest-paid sheriffs, four years after the former sheriff's salary sparked debate. The News & Observer reports that then-candidate Calvin Woodard Jr. said in 2010 he'd support a pay …
Wilson County sheriff receives 3rd-highest payWNCT
NC county sheriffs' pay varies with commissioners' whimsNew Bern Sun Journal

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Hagan to visit Wilson County today – The Wilson Times (subscription)

Hagan to visit Wilson County today
The Wilson Times (subscription)
Hagan to visit Wilson County today. By Janet Conner-KnoxTimes Staff Writer Sen. Kay Hagan will be in Wilson today to talk about the Farm Bill. She'll visit Sharp Farms located on N.C. 581 in Sims. Hagan is in a tight, expensive race for U.S. Senate




AG Cooper calls for cameras on all NC school buses – WNCN

AG Cooper calls for cameras on all NC school buses
WNCN
Also this year, a boy in Wendell was killed while waiting at his school bus, and two children in Wilson County were hit at their school bus. Surveys have indicated thousands of North Carolinians drive past stopped school buses each day and bus drivers

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GOP candidates rally supporters – The Wilson Times (subscription)

GOP candidates rally supporters
The Wilson Times (subscription)
Joey Gardner, a Republican challenging Democrat Sheriff Calvin Woodard, said he would bring change to the Wilson County Sheriff's Office. He also said he would take a reduction in pay, pointing out Woodard is the third highest paid sheriff in the state.




Wilson woman to ‘Take vacation and live life’ with $200000 Jackpot win – Jacksonville Daily News

Wilson woman to 'Take vacation and live life' with $200000 Jackpot win
Jacksonville Daily News
RALEIGH – Pamela Ortiz, a supervisor at a tobacco company in Wilson, is the latest player to win the top prize in the $200,000 Jackpot game. Ortiz scratched off the lucky $5 ticket on Friday while sitting in her car outside the Fuel Doc on U.S. 301


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