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Greene County, North Carolina History

When was Greene County, NC Created?
Greene County was created on November 18, 1799 from Glasgow County. This county was named for Nathanael Greene (1742–1786), a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War.

What is the County Seat of Greene County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Snow Hill also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Greene County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Pitt County (northeast), Lenoir County (south), Wayne County (west), Wilson County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Greene County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Hookerton, SnowHill, Walstonburg.

Greene County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Greene County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Greene County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.

Birth, death and marriage certificates also may be obtained at the Greene County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Greene County clerk of court.

You can search online for Greene County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.

The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties See Also North Carolina Vital Records Research Guide

Greene County, NC Census Records

What Greene County, NC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Greene Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greene Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greene Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide

Greene County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Greene County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Greene County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Greene County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1876 by fire, Some records fragmented

Greene County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Greene County, NC?
A list of Greene County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Greene County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Greene County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Greene County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Greene Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Greene Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Greene Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Greene Co. NC General and History Websites

Greene Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Greene Co. NC Military Records

Greene Co. NC Schools & Directories

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