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Formation of Johnston County

Johnston was formed in 1746 from Craven. It was named in honor of Gabriel Johnston, Governor of North Carolina, 1734-1752. It is in the eastern section of the state and is bounded by Wilson, Wayne,
Sampson, Cumberland, Harnett, Wake and Nash counties.

Census Years in Johnston County

Year Major Features of the Census - Johnston County
1785  Incomplete state census, returns straggled in 1785-1787 
1790  First census, counted heads of families, 6 columns 
1800  Introduced greater age distinctions
1810  Information/columns same as 1800
1820  Note columns "between 16 and 18" and "16 and under 26", census takers often would list a child twice; separate 1820 manufacturer's schedule is available on National Archives film M279, reel 19
1830  First census the government supplied printed form used by census taker
1840  Included names/ages of Revolutionary War pensioners
1850  First census to enumerate families by name, slave schedule now separate
1860  Varied slightly from prior census
1870  African Americans named for the first time
1880  Introduced relationship to head of family and marital status
1890  Destroyed by fire, special 1890 Union veterans scheduled survived 
1900  Birth month, date, years married, children born to mother, number still alive
1910  Civil War survivors; illegibility problem, after filming the schedules were destroyed
1920  Persons temporarily absent were enumerated either with household or on last pages of district schedule, always check those pages for possible additions

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Family History Centers in North Carolina

  • Albemarle
    1718 Ridge Street
    Stanley Co., N. C.
    Hours: T-Th 9am-1pm, 6:30-9pm
  • Apex
    590 Bryan Drive
    Wake Co., N. C.
    Hours: W, F 10am-2pm; Sat 9am-1pm; T-F 6pm-9pm
  • Asheboro
    1109 McDowell Road
    Randolph Co.
    Hours: Th 2pm-4pm
  • Asheville
    3401 Sweeten Creek Road
    Skyland, Buncombe Co
    Hours:  T, Th 10am-9pm, W 6:30pm-8pm, F, Sat 1pm-5pm
    Closed between Christmas and New Years
  • Boone
    604 Poplar Grove Road
    Watauga Co
    Hours: T 1pm-4pm; F 4pm-7pm
    Closed: Closed during bad weather conditions
  • Caswell
    1401 Rascoe Dameron Road
    Burlington, Caswell Co
    Hours: T 9am-2pm; W 10am-3pm, 6pm-9pm; Th 9am-1pm, 6pm-9pm
  • Charlotte
    5815 Carmel Road
    Mecklenburg Co.
    Hours: T-Th 10am-2pm; T 7pm-9pm; Sat 10am-4pm
    Closed: Oct. 2nd Nov. 23-27;Closed last 2 weeks in Dec.
    Attention:  We will close when schools are closed due to severe weather
    2500 Rocky River Road
    Mecklenburg Co.
    Hours: T-W, Sat 9am-2pm: T-W 7pm-9pm
  • Cherokee
    26 Cattle Dr.
    Whittier, Jackson Co
    Hours: W-Th 9:30am-12:30pm; W 6pm-8pm
  • Durham
    1050 Airport Road
    Chapel Hill, Orange Co.
    Hours: T-Th, Sat 9am-2pm; T-Th 7pm-9pm
  • Eden
    4751 State Hwy 14
    Rockingham Co.
  • 336-623-1797
    Hours: T 9am-1pm; W 10am-2pm; Th 9am-12pm, 6pm-9pm
  • Edenton
    Corner of NC 32 & NC 37
    Chowan Co.
    Hours: Open by appt.
  • Elizabeth City
    603 W. Ehringhaus Street
    Camden/Pasquotank Co's.
    Hours: T-W 9am-12pm; Th 7pm-9pm; Sat by appt
  • Fayetteville
    6402 Morganton Road
    Cumberland Co.
    Hours: M 10am-3pm; T-Th 10am-9pm; F 10am-5pm; Sat 1pm-5pm
  • Forest City
    250 Mt. Pleasant Church Road
    Rutherford Co
    Hours: W 6:30 pm-9pm; Sat 10am-4pm
    Attn:  Appointments to open the library can be arranged by contacting meetinghours.
  • Franklin
    Bryson City Road
    Macon Co.
    Hours: T-W 6:30pm-8pm
  • Gastonia
    2710 Redbud Drive
    Gaston Co.
    Hours: M, Sat 9am-5pm; T-Th 9am-11am, 6pm-8pm; F 9am-9pm
  • Goldsboro
    1000 Eleventh Street
    Wayne Co.
    Hours: M 10am-4:30pm; T-Th 2pm-9pm; Sat 11am-3:30pm
  • Greensboro
    3719 Pinetop Road
    Hours: T-Th, Sat 10am-2pm; T, Th 6:30-9pm
  • Greenville
    307 Martinsborough Road
    Pitt Co.
    Hours: M 1pm-4pm; T 6pm-9pm; W 2:30pm-8:30pm; Th 2pm-9:30pm; Sat 1pm-4pm
  • Harkers Island
    1007 Island Road
    Carteret Co.
    Hours: W 6pm-9pm
  • Hickory
    Highway 127 North
    Burke/Catawba Co's.
    Hours: T, Sat 9am-1pm; T-Th 6pm-9pm
  • Kannapolis
    1601 Cooper Street
    Cabarrus Co.
    Hours: T-Th 9am-12pm; 6pm-9pm
  • Kinston
    3006 Carey Road
    Lenior Co.
    Hours: T 7pm-9pm, W 3:30pm-9pm
  • Lake Norman
    148 Lazy Lane
    Iredell Co.
    Hours: T 10am-2pm; W 7pm-9pm
    Closed: Dec 23 - Jan 5
  • Lincolnton
    105 Old Tram Road
    Lincoln Co.
    Hours: W 6pm-9pm; other days by appt.
  • Marion
    4103 US 70W
    McDowell Co.
    Hours: Th 6:30pm-8:30pm; Sat 10am-12pm
    Closed: Month of July, week of Thanksgiving and two weeks at Christmas
  • Morehead City
    3606 Country Club Road
    Carteret Co.
    Hours: T-Th 6pm-9pm
  • Morganton
    901 Bethal Road
    Burke Co.
    Hours: T, Th, Sat 9am-11am; W 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Murphy
    Hwy 141
    Cherokee Co.
    Hours: T, Th 9am-3pm
    Closed: August, Thanksgiving week, two weeks at Christmas
  • Nags Head
    3342 Windjammer Dr
    Dare Co.
    Hours: T 9am-12pm; W 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • New Bern
    1207 Forrest Drive
    Craven Co.
    Hours: T-W 9am-9pm; 1st, 2nd Sat 9am-1pm
  • North Wilksboro
    3314 NC Hwy 115S
    Wilkes Co.
    Hours: T 6pm-9pm
  • Pembroke
    1009 Old  Main
    Robeson Co.
    Hours:  T 6:30pm-8pm; W 6:30pm-pm; 1st Th 6pm-7:30pm
  • Pinehurst
    Hwy 15-501
    Moore Co.
    Hours: T 10am-2pm; Sat 1pm-4pm; other times by appt.
  • Raleigh
    5060 Six Forks Road
    Wake Co.
    Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 9am-1pm; Tue & Wed 6pm-9pm
    Closed: National Holidays. Closed on days Wake Co Schools closed due to weather.
  • Roanoke Rapids
    901 Park Avenue
    Halifax Co.
    Hours: T 5:30pm-9:30pm by appt only; Sat 8am-12pm by appt only.
  • Rocky Mount
    3224 Woodlawn Ave
    Edgecombe/Nash Co's
    Hours: M, W, Sat 10am-12pm; W-Th 6:30pm 8:30pm
  • Shallotte
    Copas Rd
    Brunswick Co.
    Hours: T 6pm-9pm; W 7pm-9pm; Th 10am-2pm
  • Sparta
    151 South Main St
    Alleghany Co.
    Hours: T, Th 6pm-9pm and by appt
  • Statesville
    Jane Sowers Road
    Iredell Co.
    Hours: T 9am-1pm; W 6:30pm-9pm: Th 7pm-9pm
  • Washington
    80 Cedar Cir
    Beaufort Co.
    Hours: W 9am-5pm; Th 5pm-9pm
  • Wilmington
    514 South College Road
    New Hanover Co.
    Hours: T 12pm-9pm; W 4pm-9pm; Sat 10am-4pm
    Closed: Last two weeks of Dec.
    Hours: T-Th 6pm-9pm; W, F, Sat 9am-12pm; also by appt.


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