Place:Martin, North Carolina, United States

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NameMartin
Alt namesMartinsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.833°N 77.15°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1774 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Martin County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,505. Its county seat is Williamston.

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History

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The county was formed in 1774 from the southeastern part of Halifax County and the western part of Tyrrell County. It was named for Josiah Martin, the last royal governor of North Carolina (1771-1775). Whereas Dobbs County and Tryon County, named for Martin's predecessors Arthur Dobbs and William Tryon, were abolished after American independence, Martin County was neither abolished nor renamed, a fact which has been attributed to the popularity of Alexander Martin, twice governor of the state (1782-1784, 1789-1792).

Timeline

Date Event Source
1774 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1774 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1774 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1809 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1872 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
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 6,080
1800 5,629
1810 5,987
1820 6,320
1830 8,539
1840 7,637
1850 8,307
1860 10,195
1870 9,647
1880 13,140
1890 15,221
1900 15,383
1910 17,797
1920 20,828
1930 23,400
1940 26,111
1950 27,938
1960 27,139
1970 24,730
1980 25,948
1990 25,078

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External links

www.rootsweb.com/~ncmartin/


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