- Eason Family of Pitt - book by JB Bell [NEW]
- 1790 Pitt County Census
- Bethaney Free Will Baptist Church Centennial Bulletin - 1980
- Memories of: Sarah Ann Grimes Williams Howard
- Sketches of My Life: Charlotte Emily Bryan Grimes
- Index to Secretary of State Wills - by Frank Bell
- Stancil Cemetery
- Laughinghouse Cemetery
- Avon Cemetery - Grimes
- Grimesland Cemetery - Grimes
- Simpson-Bryan Collection
- About Pitt County
- Pitt County Deeds
- Pitt County in the NC State Archives
- Pitt County Historical Maps
- Pitt County Cemeteries
- Pitt County Compendium
- Civil War Letter
- Pitt County Families
- Pitt County Reunions
- Eastern NC Published Resources
- Professional Assistance in Pitt County
- Visit the Neighbors
- Interesting Links
About Pitt County
Pitt was formed in 1760 from Beaufort County by a legislative act which became
effective January 1,1761. It was named for William Pitt. It is in the eastern part of
North Carolina and is surrounded by Beaufort, Craven, Edgecombe, Greene, Lenoir, Martin,
and Wilson counties.
Courts were first held at the home of John Hardy until a courthouse could be built. The
courthouse was built on Hardy's land near Hardy's Chapel. In 1771 Martinsboro was
established, and in 1774 the courthouse was moved there. In 1787 Martinsboro's name was
changed to Greenville, which is still the county seat.
Other Points of Interest
- "AfriGeneas" -
helping African Americans trace their roots through access to slave records.
- Western NC Genealogy Resource by Diane Miller
- Heritage Place -
Lenoir Community College's genealogy research center. A great resource!
County Watershed Map - Showing rivers and streams plus adjoining county lines
Pitt County Map You can zoom in and out to find your way around and get more
detail. (NOTE: During business hours or other busy times, this can be very slow to load.
But very good late at night.)
- Welcome to Greenville NC
- North Carolina Genealogical Society
- Duke University Special Collections
- East Carolina University's Joyner Library
- NC State University's D.H. Hill Library
- Genealogy State Helplist
- University of North Carolina Library
- Arlington National Cemetery
- State Library
of North Carolina
- Origins of the Counties of NCA brief look.
- "Cousin Chart"How to figure relationships
- Tracking NC Ancestors !Good advice.
- NC Encyclopedia
- North Carolina
Division of Archives and History
- Albemarle area Historic Photo Colletion
- North Carolina
Vital Records - how and where to get them.
- Everton's Genealogy in North Carolina
- just about everything you need to get started researching your NC roots.
- North Carolina Counties Map -
with all counties labeled.
- Genealogy Helplist
- a nationwide list of volunteers who do lookups and their resources.
- Genealogy CD List -
the CD's, index, and the volunteers who do the lookups.
- Email Lists - regional/state lists,
surname lists, etc.
- Perpetual Calendar
- NC Archive's Photographs
- Index of NC Newspapers by county
- NC County GovernmentAn historical perspectiv
- How to read a 200 year old document
- Tarheel's North Carolina - a site
for North Carolinians far from home. A good place to visit!
- North Carolina LDS Research Outline
Goose Creek State Park - A couple of nice local sites and some other stuff you might be interested in.
- North Carolina Counties
Map - with all counties labeled.
- North Carolina County
Maps - as the boundaries appeared in each decade.
- Guide to Newspapers on Microfilm - in the North Carolina State Archives.
History of Beaufort and Pitt County Formation. Excerpt from "The Changing Shape of Pitt County, North Carolina: 1761-1895"
History of County Formation by index.
- Eastern NC Sites on the National Register
- Brief Abstracts, American Recorder, 1815-1825.
CD List- the CD's, what's on them, and the
owners who have volunteered to do lookups.
- Email Lists
- regional/state lists, surname lists, etc.
- Birth Year Census Calculations
- Search the Social Security Death Index Search
- Library of Congress
- US Postal Service Zip Code Finder
- Court Houses of North Carolina
- How to read old handwriting
- Perpetual Calendar
Helplist - a nationwide list of folks who
have volunteered to do lookups and the resources they have.
Political Graveyard of NC Politicians
- Eastern NC Genealogy Connections - -Subscribe
I hope you enjoyed your visit to Pitt County. If you have any suggestions as to ways we
might improve this page, if you have material you think should be included, if you have
links to suggest, if you want to volunteer to do lookups, or if you just want to say
hello, please email me by clicking on my mailbox below. If you found any links or graphics
not working, please let me know. URL's change from time to time, and sometimes I don't
hear about it.
Best of luck with your research. Come back to see us soon!
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