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Pitt County, North Carolina History

When was Pitt County, NC Created?
Pitt County was created on 1760 from Beaufort County. This county was named for William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708–1778), Secretary of State during the French and Indian War and was later Prime Minister of Great Britain.

What is the County Seat of Pitt County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Greenville also, the county government website is www.pittcountync.gov.

What counties are adjacent to Pitt County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Martin County (northeast), Beaufort County (east), Craven County (southeast), Lenoir County (southwest), Greene County (southwest), Wilson County (west), Edgecombe County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Pitt County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Ayden, Belvedere, Bethel, Falkland, Farmville, Fountain, Greenville, Grifton, Grimesland, Simpson, Winterville.


Pitt County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Pitt County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Pitt 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 Pitt County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Pitt County clerk of court.

You can search online for Pitt 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


Pitt County, NC Census Records

What Pitt 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 1790 (incomplete), 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Pitt Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pitt Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pitt 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


Pitt County, NC Courthouse and Government Records


Pitt County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Pitt County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Pitt County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1857 by fire, Records Fragmented.


Pitt County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Pitt County, NC?
A list of Pitt 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 Pitt County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Pitt County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Pitt 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.

Pitt Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Pitt Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Pitt Co. NC Military Records

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