Lenoir County

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130 W King Street
Kinston, NC 28501
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History of Lenoir County

The land area known today as Lenoir County was first part of Bath, then Craven County, then Johnston County, and then Dobbs County and finally in 1791 Lenoir County was chartered.

Lenoir County's County Seat, Kinston, was established in 1762 as "Kingston" and today is among the oldest cities in the state of North Carolina.

The first court house in what is now Lenoir County was erected in 1779. It was a frame structure located at the corners of Queen and King Streets. This structure housed the courthouse, prison, and stocks. Today's courthouse is located at this same location.

Lenoir County's name honored a Speaker of the State Senate, General William Lenoir. General Lenoir, a hero of the Revolutionary war, was born in Brunswick County Virginia in 1751. At the age of eight the family moved outside of the city of Tarboro. In the years that followed General Lenoir was engaged in patriotic activities, which culminated in vigorous participation in the fight for America's independence.

General Lenoir was one of the original trustees of the University of North Carolina and was President of its board. General Lenoir died in 1839.

Today Lenoir County is one of 100 counties in North Carolina. It consists of 746 square miles, and Kinston remains the county seat.



Source: Retrieved 07/14/2011 from "Lenoir County, North Carolina" at http://www.co.lenoir.nc.us/history.html .

DSS Contact Information

Lenoir County Department of Social Services
130 W King Street
Kinston, NC 28501
Phone: 252 559 6400 | Fax: 252-559-6381

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CountyTitlePosition numberSalaryClosing datePost datesort icon
LenoirIncome Maintenance Caseworker II (2 Positions)5310-23-105, 5310-23-115$28,666.00 - $50,584.0004/27/2018 04/16/2018
LenoirChild Support Agent II (3 Positions)5310-22-030, 5310-22-034, 5310-22-037$28,666.00 - $50,584.0004/27/2018 04/16/2018