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

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Wilson County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded 1855
County Seat Wilson
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County Courthouse

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 Wilson County Courthouse
115 E. Nash Street
Wilson, North Carolina  27894

Post Office Box 1608
Wilson, North Carolina  27894

Register Deeds has birth, marriage death and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1868
and probate records from from 1855[1]

Wilson County was fromed from Edgecombe, Johston, Nash, Wayne 13 Feb 1855


Parent County

1855--Wilson County was created from Edgecombe, Nash, Johnston, and Wayne Counties.
County seat: Wilson [2]

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

  • Black Creek
  • Elm City
  • Lucama
  • Saratoga
  • Sims
  • Stantonsburg
  • Wilson

Neighboring Counties





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


Wilson County North Carolina Churches




Registrar of Deeds Online Recorder's Index Search

Local Histories

Trees of Wilson  -  Wilson County Genealogical Society publication



Recorded military discharges - Wilson County

Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company E
:- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company B
:- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company H
:- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops), Company H
:- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company F
:- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company G




Vital Records

Obtain copies of Wilson County Birth, Marriage and Death records.

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records

Societies and Libraries 

Wilson County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 802
Wilson 27894-0802

Wilson County Genealogical Society

Wilson County Library  -  East Branch Library   -  1006-C Ward Blvd -  Wilson, NC -  (252)237-2627

Wilson County Library   -  249 Nash Street W  -   Wilson, NC 27893  -   (252) 237-5355

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), Wilson County, North Carolina. Page 514 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:491. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990; "Toisnot Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  4. "Toisnot Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. 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.


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