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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/martin/records-data Martin County cemetery information] at the Martin County NCGenWeb site  
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*Find-A-Grave: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1709 Martin County Cemeteries]
*Find-A-Grave: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1709 Martin County Cemeteries]
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Revision as of 22:00, 3 April 2012

Martin County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Martin County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded 1774
County Seat Williamston
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County Courthouse

Martin County North Carolina 305 East Main Street
Williamston, NC 27892-0668

Courthouse burned in 1884
1820 census missing
Reg of Deeds has b, m, d & land rec
Clk Sup Ct has div & Ct Rec from 1800's
and pro rec from 1700's

Martin created from Halifax, Tyrell 2 Mar 1774


My North Carolina Genealogy - Martin County History and  Information 

Parent County

1774--Martin County was created 2 March 1774 from Halifax and Tyrrell Counties.
County seat: Williamston [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1884--Courthouse fire destroyed many court records.


Populated Places

Bear Grass, Cross Roads , Goose Nest, Griffins, Hamilton, Jamesville, Poplar Point, Robersonville, Williams, Williamston

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Martin County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.




Register of Deeds Website

The Martin County Register of Deeds maintains records for land transactions in the county.  Visit their website for further information and to search online deed records from 1866 to present

Additional Land Records

Local Histories



Early migration routes to and from Martin County for European settlers included:[2]


Civil War

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

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry



  • Martin County wills - transcribed wills submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives; coverage varies
  • [Book] - Martin County, North Carolina : abstracts of will books, 1774-1868. Published in 1990.  The index to this book is available online here. If you find a will of interest, then look at this list of libraries that have it and contat them for details. 


Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.