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

Wilson County Courthouse.jpg
 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

Record Loss

Some of the early records are missing.


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.




Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries 

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

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  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).


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