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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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Wilson County residents get free food, health screenings – WITN

Wilson County residents get free food, health screenings
WITN
WILSON COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Food and free health screenings were made available to hundreds of residents in one city in the east Wednesday morning. Around 125 volunteers came together to distribute food and provide free health screenings to …




Wilson County man linked to deadly nurse stabbing in Tennessee – WNCN


WNCN
Wilson County man linked to deadly nurse stabbing in Tennessee
WNCN
WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) – The family of a Wilson County man says they're in shock after the 24-year-old has been linked to a deadly stabbing of a nurse in Nashville, Tennessee. Twenty-three-year-old Tiffany Ferguson was stabbed multiple times in her …
Suspect in Tiffany Ferguson's murder has pending charges in North CarolinaWKRN.com
Former Wilson man charged in Tenn. homicideThe Wilson Times (subscription)
Arrest made in stabbing death of Nashville nurseWRCB-TV
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Defendant pleads guilty in Times carrier’s death – The Wilson Times (subscription)


The Wilson Times (subscription)
Defendant pleads guilty in Times carrier's death
The Wilson Times (subscription)
Greene was initially charged in Wilson County with felony murder, according to records. Under the felony murder rule, a defendant can be convicted of murder if he or she kills a victim unintentionally during the commission of a serious crime. Charges




3 die from flu in Wilson County – The Wilson Times (subscription)

3 die from flu in Wilson County
The Wilson Times (subscription)
Joyce Wetherington, public information officer for the Wilson County Health Department, said all three were adults and had other health issues that complicated the illness. No other information was released. Across the state, 20 new flu deaths were

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Muni broadband customers could lose service unless a new bill becomes law – Ars Technica

Muni broadband customers could lose service unless a new bill becomes law
Ars Technica
This created an immediate problem for new customers of one government-run ISP. After the FCC's 2015 vote to preempt the state law, Greenlight Community Broadband in Wilson, North Carolina, began offering service outside the Wilson County boundaries, …




Bill would allow Pinetops to keep Greenlight service – The Wilson Times (subscription)


The Wilson Times (subscription)
Bill would allow Pinetops to keep Greenlight service
The Wilson Times (subscription)
Vick Family Farms in rural Nash County and the town of Pinetops in Edgecombe County are connected to Greenlight's high-speed fiber-optic network, but current North Carolina law only allows the city of Wilson to sell Greenlight service inside Wilson County.


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