The Kornegay Room of Braswell Memorial Library offers a substantial genealogy and local history collection focusing on the history and families of Rocky Mount and Nash and Edgecombe Counties. More…
Some specific resources available are:
- Ancestry Library Edition
- Rocky Mount city directories
- Vertical files
- Local genealogical/historical society publications
- Published transcriptions and abstracts of local county records
- Local maps
- Local area newspapers on microfilm:
- Rocky Mount Telegram (1916-present; some early issues missing)
- Nashville Graphic (1900-present)
- Enfield Progress (1887-1973)
- Tarboro Southerner (various years)
- Miscellaneous, short-run area newspapers, various years
Library Director Jane Blackburn enjoying local history in the Kornegay Room
Charles S. Killebrew Collection
Our digital collections feature the work of local photographer Charles S. Killebrew, the John I. Taylor postcard collection, and ten years of the Rocky Mount Telegram, 1949-1965. More
The John I. Taylor Postcard Collection
A collection of postcards relating to Rocky Mount, North Carolina and the surrounding area, graciously given to the library by local collector John I. Taylor. The collection spans the period between 1900 and the present. More…
Click here to read a personal note from John I. Taylor.
Rocky Mount Telegram Archives
1955-1965 – fully searchable by keyword and date; hosted by NewspaperArchive.com.
More Digital Collections: To see more digital collections, including photographs and scrapbooks created by local families and organizations and more images from the Killebrew Collection, visit http://digitalnc.org/institutions/braswell-memorial-library-rocky-mount-nc
Indexes to the Atlantic Coast Line Magazine, 1950-1979.
Includes the names of many railroad employees during the heyday of the ACL.
Services & Fees
The Local History/Genealogy Librarian can provide advice and do free lookups in indexed sources. In-depth research, photocopies, and scans are available for a fee. More…
Index to the Connector
Nash County - NC Gen Web
Family Records online
Maps For Sale
The library offers several publications for sale:
Nash County Map, 1918-19 $20.00
Prepared by direction of the County Commissioners and the
Board of Education by Wells & Brinkley, Engineers, 1919.
Shipping and handling: $3.00 per item.
The library can accept check or money order only. Please make checks payable to Braswell Memorial Library, and send to the attention of: Traci Thompson, Local History/Genealogy Librarian, 727 N. Grace St., Rocky Mount, NC 27804.