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 LENOIR COUNTY
551 grants issued from 1792 to 1907

NCpedia article   Wikipedia article
County Seat: Kinston

History: Lenoir County was formed in 1791 when Dobbs County was abolished and divided into Glasgow and Lenoir counties. It was named in honor of William Lenoir, a Revolutionary War hero. For further information see: THE FORMATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES, 1663-1943, by David Leroy Corbitt.

Boundary changes: The Newberry Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Name origin: William Lenoir (1751–1839), a captain in the American Revolutionary War who took part in the Battle of Kings Mountain

State Archives Code: 059

Bordering Counties
Craven
Duplin
Greene
Jones
Pitt
Wayne
 2 Counties Over
Beaufort
Carteret
Edgecombe
Johnston
Martin
Onslow
Pamlico
Pender
Sampson
Wilson
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County information courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina MARS database, Record ID=12.14.81
Map of North Carolina highlighting Lenoir County. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.