Greene County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Greene County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded November 18, 1799
County Seat Snow Hill
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County Courthouse

Greene County Courthouse
2nd and Greene P O Box 68
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Phone: 252-747-3620

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[1]


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.

Parent County

1799--Greene County was renamed 18 November 1799 from Glasgow County.
County seat: Snow Hill [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1876--Courthouse fire destroyed many court records and all land records.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Bible Records

Bibles, NCGenWeb


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



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

Local Histories

History of Greene Co, Greene Co, NCGenWeb

History of Glasgow Co, Greene Co, NCGenWeb


1895 Map of North Carolina, Greene Co, NCGenWeb

Animated Atlas


Civil War

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

-3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry


County.pdf North Carolina Postmark Catalog, Greene Co.


Newspaper Articles, Greene Co, NCGenWeb


Photographs related to the area, Greene Co, NCGenWeb



Vital Records


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.

Historical Preservation Group: Relive the Battle of Wyse Forks (Lenoir Co.)Web Sites Family History Library Catalog

Family History Centers


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

NARA, Archival Research Catalog

1895 US Atlas

Animated Atlas

National Postal Museum