Place:Greene, North Carolina, United States

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Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,362. It is included in the Greenville, North Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Snow Hill.

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History

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Greene County, being a part of land grant by King Charles II of England in 1663, was first settled around 1710 by immigrants from Maryland, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina. The original inhabitants of the area, the Tuscarora Indians, fought with these immigrants and on March 20-23, 1713, a fighting force of South Carolinians and Yemassce Indians, under Colonel Murice Moore, defeated the Tuscarora, under the leadership of Chief Hancock. This was the final major battle of the Tuscarora War at Fort Neoheroka near current day Snow Hill.

In 1758, the area now recognized as Greene and Lenoir Counties was separated from Johnston and named Dobbs for the Royal Governor. The county was formed in 1791 from the northern part of Dobbs County. It was originally named Glasgow County, for James Glasgow, North Carolina Secretary of State from 1777 to 1798. In 1799, Glasgow's involvement in military land grant frauds forced him to resign and leave the state. Glasgow County was then renamed Greene County in honor of Nathanael Greene, one of General Washington's right-hand men.

The county seat, Snow Hill, is the largest town and major commercial center in the county. The town draws its name from the historic white sandy banks of nearby Contentnea Creek.[1]

See also: List of extinct U.S. counties

Timeline

Date Event Source
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1791 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1809 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1857 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1861 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1875 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1913 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 6,893
1800 4,218
1810 4,867
1820 4,533
1830 6,413
1840 6,595
1850 6,619
1860 7,925
1870 8,687
1880 10,037
1890 10,039
1900 12,038
1910 13,083
1920 16,212
1930 18,656
1940 18,548
1950 18,024
1960 16,741
1970 14,967
1980 16,117
1990 15,384

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External links

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