Pender County

County History: 
Quick Facts
People and Biographies
Notable individuals from nursing history.
  • Mary Mills (1912-2010): A pioneer in global and transcultural nursing, Captain Mary Mills was an ambassador of good will representing North Carolina and the United States around the world.
Additional resources for further research.

Articles and Publications

  • Bloodworth, M. (1947). History of Pender County North Carolina. Digitized copy available online from ECU Digital Collections. Describes the beginnings of the Onslow-Pender County Health Departments and names 2 public health nurses practicing in Pender and Onslow Counties in the 1940s (Mrs. Mary Stokes Wilson, Miss Alice Peterson).


Compiled by: 
Phoebe Pollitt