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New Hanover County
North Carolina

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New Hanover County, North Carolina 

Founded in 1729, it was named for the House of Hanover
Though second smallest in area, it is one of the most populous as its county seat, Wilmington, is one of the state's largest cities.

From wikipedia:
The county was formed in 1729 as New Hanover Precinct of Bath County, from Craven Precinct. It was named for the House of Hanover, which was then ruling Great Britain.  In 1734 parts of New Hanover Precinct became Bladen Precinct and Onslow Precinct. With the abolition of Bath County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became counties.  In 1750 the northern part of New Hanover County became Duplin County. In 1764 another part of New Hanover County was combined with part of Bladen County to form Brunswick County. Finally, in 1875 the separation of northern New Hanover County to form Pender County reduced it to its present dimensions.

Cities and towns
 Carolina Beach * Kure Beach * Wilmington  * Wrightsville Beach

Census-designated places
Bayshore * Castle Hayne * Hightsville * Kings Grant * Kirkland * Masonboro * Murraysville *
Myrtle Grove * Ogden * Pine Grove * Sea Breeze * Seagate * Silver Lake * Skippers Corner * Wrightsville Beach * Wrightsboro

Other Places
Wilmington Beach * Monkey Junction
Pleasure Island * Figure Eight Island * Masonboro Island *

 Wilmington, NC

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Website Updates:
Jan 2015:  burials in Wilmington National Cemetery; Early Plantations
June 2014: obit for ATKINSON



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