Other Online Resources


LINC (Log Into North Carolina)
This NC State Data Center database provides North Carolina demographic and statistical data ranging from the latest census data to projected county populations and more, available in customized and pre-formatted reports.

North Carolina Census Data: 1960-1980
This digital project from the State Library of North Carolina and the North Carolina State Data Center makes North Carolina census data from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s full-text searchable online for the first time. The collection, housed in file folders at the State Data Center since it was created from federal census data decades ago, contains invaluable county- and state-level demographics information (including labor, population, housing, and economic conditions) and enumeration district maps from 80 of North Carolina's 100 counties. The majority of the data dates from the 1980 Census, however, the maps, as well as counts of population and housing data are available from the 1960 Census, and "Selected Characteristics" for 99 of 100 counties are available from the 1970 Census.

North Carolina Statistics
A list of sites, organized by subject, that provide statistical information about North Carolina.

North Carolina Office of State Management and Budget
(formerly Office of State Planning)
Statistical information and demographics for counties and municipalities in North Carolina.

State Information

Colonial and State Records of North Carolina (Beta release)
Documenting the American South, a digitization project at UNC-Chapel Hill, is in the process of digitizing the 26-volume print set called The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina. Published between 1886 and 1914, the print set includes documents and materials from throughout the country and from several European repositories covering the earliest days of North Carolina's settlement by Europeans through the ratification of the United States Constitution. Users of the digitized version of the documents at this site can access the original publication's master index and browse through the series as the editors arranged it. They can also search the full text of each document and search by several metadata elements, including creator, date, title, and document type, created specifically for the digital collection. As they are digitized, additional volumes will continue to be added to this beta release.

DigitalNC (North Carolina's Digital Heritage)
The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Digital Heritage Center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online via DigitalNC. Through its free or low-cost digitization and online hosting services, the Digital Heritage Center provides libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other cultural heritage institutions with the opportunity to publicize and share their rare and unique collections online. The may be browsed a number of ways (by type, by location, by collection, etc.).

The Center operates in conjunction with the State Library of North Carolina's NC ECHO (North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online) project. It is supported by the State Library of North Carolina with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

NC Department of Agriculture Kids Page
Provides links to information about North Carolina agriculture for kids, including commodities, activities, regional information, nutritional information, Goodness Grows in North Carolina, and teacher information.

NC ECHO (Exploring Cultural Heritage Online)
Provides one-stop access to the special collections of North Carolina's libraries, archives, and museums.

NCpedia (formerly eNCyclopedia)
The NCpedia (formerly the NC Encyclopedia) has been created through a partnership between the State Library of North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives and NC LIVE. It is coordinated and managed by the Government and Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina, part of the NC Department of Cultural Resources. The site gives an overview of the people, the government, the history, and the resources of North Carolina. The information is organized into the following broad information categories: Biographies and Peoples, Business and Industry, Culture, Education, Geography and Environment, Government, History, and Quick Facts. Most of these categories offer an opportunity to select either more specific or additional information on a particular topic.

North Carolina--a better place... (official web site of the State of North Carolina)
This site was designed to help citizens of North Carolina locate information on their state and government.

North Carolina State Publications Collection
Created and maintained by the State Library of North Carolina, this digital collection contains current and historical North Carolina state publications. The collection includes informational brochures and pamphlets, various reports (annual, biennial, technical, statistical, etc.), serials (newsletters, checklists, magazines, etc.), handbooks, studies, and a variety of other information resources produced by North Carolina state government. The focus of the collection is on state government publications from 2002 to the current date, but it also features historical North Carolina publications of enduring value that have been scanned from their original print format. New publications will be added to the collection monthly.

State Library of North Carolina
Provides links to college/university, community college, and public libraries around the state, plus special resources, employment information, etc.

State of North Carolina Kids Page
Maintained by the NC Secretary of State's office, this site's kid-friendly interface provides links to interesting resources about the state, including the NC Almanac, state symbols, ghosts and legends, fun facts, homework help, recreation, and more.

State Government

North Carolina State Agency List
Part of the official web site of North Carolina, this page lists home pages for North Carolina state government departments and agencies.

North Carolina Department of Revenue
North Carolina tax forms can be obtained here.

North Carolina State Government Web Site Archives
The North Carolina State Government Web Site Archives allows you to view North Carolina state agency web sites from past dates. The Web Site Archives contains over 300 state agency web sites from the Fall of 2005, and from April 2006 forward, allowing free and open access to this information long after the sites have changed on the live web. The archived sites include embedded files on those pages as well. The site is searchable by keyword or phrase and browsable by agency or by collection.

NC Law / Court Decisions

General Statutes for North Carolina
This version does not contain annotations.

North Carolina Supreme Court and North Carolina Court of Appeals recent slip opinions
Archived back to 1996.

Local / Regional Information

North Carolina City Directories
This electronic resource from the NC Digital Heritage Center includes access to over 300 North Carolina city and town directories ranging from the 1860s to the 1940s, including Wilson County. Entries are browsable by city, by county, and by date.

City of Wilson Home Page
Provides information about city government and departments, special events, etc.

Wilson County Home Page
Provides links to the county's departments and services.

City of Rocky Mount Home Page
Provides information about the city and its governmental departments and services. Channel 5 News
Top stories, weather and traffic links, etc., available on the home page of this Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville CBS affiliate.


Digital Sanborn Maps (North Carolina) 1867-1970 Sanborn Maps

Provides digital access to over 11,000 large-scale maps of 158 North Carolina towns and cities from the years 1867-1970, where available. Users can manipulate the maps, magnifying and zooming in on specific sections, and compare maps from different years.

North Carolina Maps (Beta version)
North Carolina Maps is a comprehensive, online collection of historic maps of the Tar Heel State. Currently in its beta release (the project is due to be completed in June 2010), it features over 600 maps from three of the state's largest map collections -- the North Carolina State Archives, the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill, and the Outer Banks History Center. When complete, North Carolina Maps will contain over 1,500 maps, ranging in date from the late 1500s to the 1960s, and will include detailed maps for each of North Carolina's one hundred counties.

Last updated November 9, 2012