Greene County, North Carolina Genealogy
|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|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 Bible Records
- 4.2 Cemeteries
- 4.3 Census
- 4.4 Church Records
- 4.5 Court
- 4.6 Letters
- 4.7 Local Histories
- 4.8 Maps
- 4.9 Military
- 4.10 Miscellaneous
- 4.11 Newspapers
- 4.12 Photographs
- 4.13 Probate
- 4.14 Taxation
- 4.15 Vital Records
- 4.16 Societies and Libraries
- 4.17 Family History Centers
- 5 References
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
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 
1876--Courthouse fire destroyed many court records and all land records.
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
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
Newspaper Articles, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
Photographs related to the area, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
- 1868-1962 - Will Books (1868-1962) have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
Delayed Birth Index: A-J, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
Delayed Birth Index: K-Y, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
Marriages, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
William M. Tyson Death Certificate, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
Greene Co Executions, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
Marriage and Death Notices in Old Newspapers, Greene Co, NCGenWeb
Societies and Libraries
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
Family History Centers
- 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 St Paul's Seminary website.