Wayne County, North Carolina GenealogyEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Redirected from Wayne County, North Carolina)

United States  Gotoarrow.png  North Carolina  Gotoarrow.png  Wayne County

Guide to Wayne County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

link=http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/North Carolina_Online_Genealogy_Records North Carolina
Online Records

Wayne County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Wayne County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded 1779
County Seat Goldsboro
Adopt-a-wiki page
Logonew small.gif This page adopted by:
NCGenWeb Project
who welcome you to contribute.
County Coordinator
Wayne Co. NCGenWeb
Adopt a page today


County Courthouse

Wayne County Courthouse
215 S William Street
P O Box 267
Goldsboro, NC 27530-4824
Phone: 919-731-1449

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death burial and land records
Clerk Superior Courth has divoce, probate and court records[1]


Anthony Wayne.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).[2]

Parent County

1779--Wayne County was created from Dobbs County.  Dobbs County was abolished in 1791.
County seat: Goldsboro [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Some of the early records are missing. For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





For tips on accessing Wayne County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.


  • Black Creek. Established by 1783.[4]
  • Falling Creek. Constituted 1778.[4]
  • Naughunty. Constituted 1791.[4][5]
  • Norhunty Swamp. Constituted 1789.[4]
  • Pleasant Plains. Established by 1808.[5]
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Goldsboro
  • Mount Olive



Local Histories



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Wayne County. 

Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.

Civil War Confederate units

Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company C
:- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery 10th Regiment Volunteers-1st Artillery, Company F
:- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company H 
:- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, 2nd Company C
:- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company D
:- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company H
:- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company A
:- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company D
:- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain James M Garner's Company
:- 8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers), 4th Company




Vital Records

Births Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries

Wayne County Historical Association
116 N William St.
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Old Dobbs County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 617
Goldsboro, NC 27533
Old Dobbs County Genealogical Society

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, North Carolina. Page 514 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Anthony Wayne," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:490-491; 2:569. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808 (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at St Paul's Seminary website.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.


Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.

Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 9 June 2015, at 16:23.
  • This page has been accessed 11,231 times.