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|Greene County, North Carolina|
Location in the state of North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
|Founded||November 18, 1799|
|County Seat||Snow Hill|
Greene County Courthouse
2nd and Greene P O Box 68
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Courthouse burned in 1876
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death, and land records from 1876
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and probate records from 1876
Register of Deeds
PO Box 86
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 675
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Telephone: (252) 747-6200
The old Greene County now in Tennessee was created in 1783 from Washington County. Greenville became the county seat. This was a part of the Territory ceded by North Carolina in 1789 to the Federal government, and became part of Tennessee in 1796.
The newer Greene County in North Carolina was created in 1799 by renaming Glasgow County which had been created from Dobbs County in 1791.
1799--Greene County was renamed 18 November 1799 from Glasgow County.
County seat: Snow Hill 
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.
1876--Courthouse fire destroyed many court records and all land records.
For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses
Cemeteries, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
For tips on accessing Greene County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.
Fate of the 1890 Census, NARA
- Little Contentaley aka Little Contentney aka Meadow Meeting House. Constituted 1785.
Deeds and Wills, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
Also see Family Surnames as many are extractions from Deeds and Wills, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
Letters home, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
History of Greene Co, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
History of Glasgow Co, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
1895 Map of North Carolina, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
- 1861 - 1865 North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- 1861 - 1865 North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
- -3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- - 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company A
:- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops, Compapny A
:- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers), Company B
:- 8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers), 5th Company
Newspaper Articles, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
Photographs related to the area, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
Online Probate Records
- 1660 – 1790 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790 at Ancestry.com — index and images $]
- 1663 - 1979 North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1979 at FamilySearch.org — images
- 1665 - 1998 North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998 at Ancestry.com — index and images $
- 1735 - 1970 North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970 at FamilySearch.org — images
- 1760 – 1800 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800 at Ancestry.com — index and images
- 1868-1962 - Will Books (1868-1962) have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
- 1800 - 2000 North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1866 - 1964 North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964 at FamilySearch.org — index
Marriages, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
- 1741-2004 - North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1759-1979 - North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1762–1979 - North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1898 - 1994North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- 1908 - 2004 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1909-1975 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975 at Ancestry.com — index and images $
- 1931 - 1994North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994 at FamilySearch.org — index
Marriage and Death Notices in Old Newspapers, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
Societies and Libraries
Greene County Arts and Historical Society
P.O. Box 266
Snow Hill,N.C. 28580
Heritage Genealogical Society
PO Box 6204
Kinston, NC 28501
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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 Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County, North Carolina. Page 509 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ 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 archive.org.
Greene County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy (Genealogy Inc)
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