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The purpose of this site is to provide you with free genealogical & historical resources for Lenoir County, NC.  This site is driven by YOUR contributions so please consider sharing your family data/research.

Lenoir County was formed in 1791 from Dobbs and named after William Lenoir.   The county seat is at Kinston and Lenoir County is bordered by Jones, Craven, Pitt, Greene, Wayne & Duplin counties.

The county is ADOPTABLE! If you have ancestral ties to the county and/or a strong genealogical research interest, please visit the NCGenWeb Volunteer page for more information.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Meanwhile, your interim county coordinator is Taneya Koonce.  While I don’t live in North Carolina, I have family roots in Kinston and nearby Dover, Craven County, NC.  I will do what I can to help you locate information you may be seeking.   Happy hunting.




Photo credit:  Queen Street in Kinston ca. 1953.  Photo courtesy of the NC Postcard Collection.