Washington County, North Carolina

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| county = Washington County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/ Washington Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>
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| state = North Carolina
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| founded year = 1799
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| seat wl = Plymouth
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[North Carolina]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Washington_County,_North_Carolina|Washington County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1799'''--Washington County was created from [[Tyrrell County, North Carolina|Tyrrell ]]County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Plymouth <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1799'''--Washington County was created from [[Tyrrell County, North Carolina|Tyrrell ]]County.<br>'''County seat:''' Plymouth <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creswell,_North_Carolina Creswell]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creswell,_North_Carolina Creswell]  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth,_North_Carolina Plymouth]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth,_North_Carolina Plymouth]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roper,_North_Carolina Roper]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roper,_North_Carolina Roper]
  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/mr/WASHLIC.HTM Marriage Licenses of Washington County, North Carolina] 1851 - 1920.&nbsp; According to the information on the site no marriage licenses exist for Washington County until the year 1880. The source of all marriage records prior to that year is marriage registers. There are two marriage registers, one of several volumes that contains marriages from 1851 to the present. There is also a marriage register that records acknowledgements of Freedmen's marriages from 1866 to 1868 and "a record of colored marriages" from 8 March, 1867 to 6 June 1872. The Freedmen's Register records slave marriages legalized after the Civil War between 1866 and 1868. Some of these marriages occurred 40 years before the Civil War. The record tells how long each couple has cohabited.&nbsp; Can be searched by name of either&nbsp;male or female.<br>  
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[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/mr/WASHLIC.HTM Marriage Licenses of Washington County, North Carolina] 1851 - 1920.&nbsp; According to the information on the site no marriage licenses exist for Washington County until the year 1880. The source of all marriage records prior to that year is marriage registers. There are two marriage registers, one of several volumes that contains marriages from 1851 to the present. There is also a marriage register that records acknowledgements of Freedmen's marriages from 1866 to 1868 and "a record of colored marriages" from 8 March, 1867 to 6 June 1872. The Freedmen's Register records slave marriages legalized after the Civil War between 1866 and 1868. Some of these marriages occurred 40 years before the Civil War. The record tells how long each couple has cohabited.&nbsp; Can be searched by name of either&nbsp;male or female.<br>
  
[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/home/deaths NCGenWeb: Washington County - &nbsp;Deaths/Obits] &nbsp;- check the NCGenWeb page for resources on locating death &amp; obituary records for Washington County residents.&nbsp;
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[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/home/deaths NCGenWeb: Washington County - &nbsp;Deaths/Obits] &nbsp;- check the NCGenWeb page for resources on locating death &amp; obituary records for Washington County residents.&nbsp;  
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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[http://wcgsnc.wordpress.com/ Washington County Genealogical Society] - The Washington County Genealogical Society has been collecting and publishing data for many years. &nbsp;Their website provides a membership form and back issues of the newsletter are available online for free.  
 
[http://wcgsnc.wordpress.com/ Washington County Genealogical Society] - The Washington County Genealogical Society has been collecting and publishing data for many years. &nbsp;Their website provides a membership form and back issues of the newsletter are available online for free.  
  
[http://www.pettigrewlibraries.org/Washington.asp Pettigrew Regional Library System]: Washington County - handles information &amp; library needs of several counties in the area, including Washington County.
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[http://www.pettigrewlibraries.org/Washington.asp Pettigrew Regional Library System]: Washington County - handles information &amp; library needs of several counties in the area, including Washington County.  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/ NCGenWeb project] - variety of information relevant to Washington County. &nbsp;
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/washington/ NCGenWeb project] - variety of information relevant to Washington County. &nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191412&subject_disp=North+Carolina%2C+Washington&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191412&subject_disp=North+Carolina%2C+Washington&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 16:13, 27 December 2010


Washington County, North Carolina
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Map of North Carolina highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1799
County Seat Plymouth
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

History

Washington County, now in Tennessee, was created from the District of Washington in 1777. North Carolina ceded her west territory to the Federal Government in 1789.

Parent County

1799--Washington County was created from Tyrrell County.
County seat: Plymouth [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1862--Courthouse destroyed in Federal bombardment.
1869,1881--Fires have destroyed most of the court records and many of the land records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Marriage Licenses of Washington County, North Carolina 1851 - 1920.  According to the information on the site no marriage licenses exist for Washington County until the year 1880. The source of all marriage records prior to that year is marriage registers. There are two marriage registers, one of several volumes that contains marriages from 1851 to the present. There is also a marriage register that records acknowledgements of Freedmen's marriages from 1866 to 1868 and "a record of colored marriages" from 8 March, 1867 to 6 June 1872. The Freedmen's Register records slave marriages legalized after the Civil War between 1866 and 1868. Some of these marriages occurred 40 years before the Civil War. The record tells how long each couple has cohabited.  Can be searched by name of either male or female.

NCGenWeb: Washington County -  Deaths/Obits  - check the NCGenWeb page for resources on locating death & obituary records for Washington County residents. 

Societies and Libraries 

Washington County Genealogical Society - The Washington County Genealogical Society has been collecting and publishing data for many years.  Their website provides a membership form and back issues of the newsletter are available online for free.

Pettigrew Regional Library System: Washington County - handles information & library needs of several counties in the area, including Washington County.

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).