Washington County, North Carolina Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1799--Washington County was created from Tyrrell County.  County seat: Lee's Mill (1799-1823); Plymouth (1823- present).  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.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Courthouse destroyed in Federal bombardment of 1862 and fires of 1869 and 1881 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

Societies and Libraries 

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

References