Wilson County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide

Wilson County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on 1855 from Edgecombe County, Nash County, Johnston County and Wayne County. This county was named for Louis D. Wilson, a state legislator from Edgecombe County who died of fever at Veracruz during the Mexican-American War. Learn More About State of North Carolina History.

Wilson County is bordered by Nash County (north), Edgecombe County (northeast), Pitt County (east), Greene County (southeast), Wayne County (south), Johnston County (southwest).

Wilson County Cities and Towns include Black Creek, Elm City, Lucama, Saratoga, Sims, Stantonsburg, Wilson. A Map of Wilson County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Wilson County Townships include Black Creek, Cross Roads, Gardners, Old Fields, Saratoga, Springhill, Stantonsburg, Taylors, Toisnot, and Wilson. View a Map of Wilson County Townships.

Wilson County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Wilson County, North Carolina Courthouse
Wilson County, NC Courthouse

The Wilson County Courthouse is located in Wilson, North Carolina. Learn More About State of North Carolina Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Wilson county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. Also see the Wilson County Records in the North Carolina State Archives.

  • Wilson County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1913, Marriage Records from 1855, Death Records from 1913 and Land Records from 1836. The Register of Deeds holds land and vital records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Land records may include deeds, grants, plats, and other miscellaneous items. houses most birth and death records and marriage licenses.
  • Wilson County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1840, Court Records from 1850 and Divorce Records from call court clerk for details. The County Clerk of Court holds probate records and court records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Probate records include not only wills, but also loose estates records. Court records may include apprentice bonds, bastardy bonds, and officials' or constables' bonds in addition to dockets, fee and account books, and court minutes and orders. They also have Divorce Records.
  • Wilson County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Wilson Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Wilson County, North Carolina Census Records

Wilson County, North Carolina Vital Records

Wilson County, North Carolina Resources

Wilson County, North Carolina External Links

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