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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[North Carolina|North Carolina]]&nbsp;&gt; Nash County'' <br>
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| county = Nash County
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/ Nash Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>
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| state = North Carolina
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| founded year = 1777
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| seat wl = Nashville
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[North Carolina]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Nash_County,_North_Carolina|Nash County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.nash.nc.us/ Nash County Courthouse]<br>Rm 104 P O Box 104<br>Nashville, NC 27856<br>Phone:252-459-9836<br><br>Reg of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913 and marriage records from 1872<br>Clerk Superio Court has divorce and court records 1876<br>oldest will in Dept of Archives Raleigh NC<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Moore County, North Carolina. Page 511 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1777'''--Nash County was created from Edgecombe County.&nbsp; '''County seat''':&nbsp;Nashville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1777'''--Nash County was created from [[Edgecombe County, North Carolina|Edgecombe]] County.<br>'''County seat''':&nbsp;Nashville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Edgecombe County, North Carolina|Edgecombe]]
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*[[Franklin County, North Carolina|Franklin]]
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*[[Halifax County, North Carolina|Halifax]]
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*[[Johnston County, North Carolina|Johnston]]
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*[[Wake County, North Carolina|Wake]]
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*[[Warren County, North Carolina|Warren]]
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*[[Wilson County, North Carolina|Wilson]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African-Americans  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/african-americans/ Nash County African-American resources] - via NCGenWeb
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/african-americans/nash-county-slavery-petitions/ Nash County Slavery Petitions]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/cemeteries/ Cemetery information at Nash County NCGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/nash/nashcemeteries.htm Cemetery information at Nash County NCGenWeb Archives]
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*Find-A-Grave - [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1714 Nash County cemeteries]
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*BillionGraves.com listings - [http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=72570 Forest Hill Cemetery, Nashville]
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==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/census/ Nash County census information] - via Nash County NCGenWeb
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
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==== Church Records ====
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===== Baptist  =====
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*'''Falls of Tar.''' Constituted 1757.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:488; 2:566. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}; "Falls of the Tar Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
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*'''Poplar Spring.''' Constituted 1793.<ref name="bap" />
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===== Presbyterian  =====
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*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=mas Historical sketch of the First Presbyterian Church of Rocky Mount, North Carolina] - via the Eastern NC Digital Library<br>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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*Several NC&nbsp;state business directories are available online. &nbsp;[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/bookshelf/directories/ Visit this list of directories], open the directory, and navigate to Nash County. &nbsp;Directories include information on area businesses and citizens.&nbsp;
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==== Education  ====
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*[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22North%20Carolina%20Wesleyan%20College%20--Students--Yearbooks.%22&sort=-date Wesleyan College Yearbooks: 1962-2009] - freely available via the NC Digitization Center
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/african-americans/rosenwald-schools-in-nash-county-nc/ Rosenwald Schools in Nash County] (African-American)
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=nash&state=NC Nash County students at NC colleges] – via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index
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==== Family Histories  ====
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'''''Bibliography'''''
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*'''[Boddie]''' Leary, Helen F.M. "The Two William Boddies of North Carolina," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 66, No. 1 (Jan. 1991):16-29; Vol. 62, No. 2 (Apr. 1991):106-110; Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul. 1991):148-153. Available at {{FHL|319844|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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*['''Pridgen'''] Digital version at {{FSbook|68199}}  Pridgen family of Sapony Creek, Nash County, North Carolina&nbsp;: some descendants of William Pridgen, d. ca. 1762, Vol. II - full-text freely available via Brigham Young University.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/nash/nashdeeds.htm Nash County deeds] -- via NCGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.deeds.co.nash.nc.us/resolution/ Property records 1995 - present] - searchable database via the Nash County Register of Deeds
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/town-histories/ Local histories of Nash county]
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*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=rmm Rocky Mount Mills&nbsp;: carded cotton yarns, Rocky Mount, N.C]. - via the Eastern NC Digital Library
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*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=rmc Rocky Mount Mills, a case history of industrial development, 1818-1943] - via the Eastern NC Digital Library&nbsp;
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;displa,A,0;publis,A,0;collec,A,0;30;date,title,none,none,none&CISOBIB=mapid,A,1,N;collec,A,0,N;title,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTHUMB=20%20(4x5);mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA=20;collec,mapid,none,none,none&CISOSUPPRESS=0&CISOTYPE=link&CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=spatia&CISOBOX1=Nash+County&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=collec&CISOBOX2=&CISOOP3=exact&CISOFIELD3=title&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=exact&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=exact&CISOROOT=/ncmaps Nash County maps] - via NC Maps collection of UNC-Chapel Hill
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/military/world-war-i/ WWI Rosters of Nash County men]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/military/ Military information] - via Nash County NCGenWeb
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===== Civil War  =====
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*[http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=thr Roster of Nash County Confederate soldiers] - via the Eastern NC Digital Library
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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:-[[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:-[[7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/north_carolina/Nash Nash County newspapers] -&nbsp;a listing of newspapers published in the county; via the Library of Congress
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*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization&nbsp;Project] - contains full-text papers from 1752-1890s.&nbsp; Search for your Nash County ancestors.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''Pre-1790''' - [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills] stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina|Website tips]].
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*'''1776-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 13 (1776-1964)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/wills/ Nash County residents wills] - via NCGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/nash/nashwills.htm Nash County wills &amp; estates] - via NCGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please [http://www.co.nash.nc.us/Departments/RegisterofDeeds.aspx visit their website] for more information.
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===== Births  =====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964]- search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state&nbsp;; via FamilySearch
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===== Marriages  =====
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979] - via FamilySearch; images included
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*[http://goo.gl/FsJlh Nash&nbsp;County marriages] - are included in Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register &amp; State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searcheable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
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===== Deaths  =====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/nash/nashobits.htm Nash County obituaries] - via NCGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=nash Nash County deaths] -&nbsp;- list of county area deaths reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s. <br>
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930] - via FamilySearch; images included
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675510&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Deaths &amp; Burials, 1898-1994] - via FamilySearch<br><br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.edgecombelibrary.org/ Edgecombe County Library]
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*[http://www.braswell-library.org/ Braswell Memorial Library]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/nash/ Nash County, NCGenWeb Project]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191206&subject_disp=North+Carolina%2C+Nash&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog.]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/nash.htm Nash County, USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.co.nash.nc.us/Departments/RegisterofDeeds.aspx Nash County Register of Deeds]
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Nash|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 16:23, 5 November 2012

Nash 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.
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Founded 1777
County Seat Nashville
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Contents

County Courthouse

Nash County Courthouse
Rm 104 P O Box 104
Nashville, NC 27856
Phone:252-459-9836

Reg of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913 and marriage records from 1872
Clerk Superio Court has divorce and court records 1876
oldest will in Dept of Archives Raleigh NC[1]

History

Parent County

1777--Nash County was created from Edgecombe County.
County seat: Nashville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African-Americans

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Falls of Tar. Constituted 1757.[3]
  • Poplar Spring. Constituted 1793.[3]
Presbyterian

Court

Directories

  • Several NC state business directories are available online.  Visit this list of directories, open the directory, and navigate to Nash County.  Directories include information on area businesses and citizens. 

Education

Family Histories

Bibliography

  • [Boddie] Leary, Helen F.M. "The Two William Boddies of North Carolina," The American Genealogist, Vol. 66, No. 1 (Jan. 1991):16-29; Vol. 62, No. 2 (Apr. 1991):106-110; Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul. 1991):148-153. Available at FHL.
  • [Pridgen] Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online Pridgen family of Sapony Creek, Nash County, North Carolina : some descendants of William Pridgen, d. ca. 1762, Vol. II - full-text freely available via Brigham Young University. 

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

-2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please visit their website for more information.

Births
Marriages
  • North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979 - via FamilySearch; images included
  • Nash County marriages - are included in Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register & State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searcheable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Moore County, North Carolina. Page 511 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. 3.0 3.1 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:488; 2:566. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990; "Falls of the Tar Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.