North Carolina County History and Listings

North Carolina County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of North Carolina has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Alamance
Box 837, 118 W. Harden St., Graham, NC 27253
(336) 570-6565
http://www.alamance-nc.com
Incorporated: April 1849
Parent county: Orange
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1849, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1917, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1949, Superior Court
Court: 1920, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1849-1920, divorce records 1889-1917, land records 1793-1905, probate records 1856-1949, and wills 1832-1900.

Albemarle
Incorporated: 1664
Parent county: Original county
Notes: County divided into Chowan, Currituck, Pasauotark, and Perauimans Precincts in 1668. County discontinued in 1689.

Alexander
201 First St. SW Suite 1, Taylorsville, NC 28681
(828) 632-3152
http://www.co.alexander.nc.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1847
Parent counties: Iredell, Caldwell, Wilkes
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1866, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1905, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1847, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1939, Superior Court
Court: 1900, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1866-1900, divorce records 1867-1905, probate records 1858-1939, and wills 1847-1949. Courthouse burned in 1865, destroying many records.

Alleghany
12 N. Main St., Box 186, Sparta, NC 28675
(336) 372-4342
http://www.alleghanycounty-nc.gov
Incorporated: 1859
Parent county: Ashe
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1859, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1932, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1928, Superior Court
Court: 1928, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1862-1928, divorce records 1862-1932, land records 1837-1908, probate records 1859-1928, and wills 1859-1912. Courthouse fire in 1932 destroyed some records.

Anson
Box 352, Wadesboro, NC 28170
(704) 694-3212
http://www.co.anson.nc.us
Incorporated: March 1750
Parent county: Bladen
Birth records: start in 1914, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1925, Superior Court
Death: 1914, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1838, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1953, Superior Court
Court: 1905, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1771-1777, 1848-1905, divorce records 1872-1925, land records 1749-1838, naturalization records 1913-1924, probate records 1805-1953, and wills 1754-1946. Courthouse burned 1868.

Archdale
Incorporated: Dec. 3, 1705
Parent county: Bath
Notes: See Craven County. Name changed to Craven, 1712.

Ashe
150 Government Circle Suite 2300, Jefferson, NC 28640
(336) 219-2540
http://www.ashecountygov.com
Incorporated: Nov. 18, 1799
Parent county: Wilkes
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1853, Superior Court
Divorce: 1912, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1954, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1935 Superior Court
Court: 1938, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1807-1938, divorce records 1822-1912, land records 1778-1954, probate records 1819-1935 and wills 1801-1912. Fire in 1865 destroyed many court records.

Avery
200 Montezuma St., Newland, NC 28657
(828) 733-8260
http://www.averycountync.gov
Incorporated: February 1911
Parent counties: Caldwell, Mitchell, Watauga
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1859, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1911, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1911, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1911, Superior Court
Court: 1911, Superior Court

Bath
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/county/bath
Incorporated: 1696
Parent county: Original county
Notes: Divided into Archdale, Pamptecough and Wickham Precincts 1705; County discontinued in 1724.

Beaufort
112 W. Second St., Washington, NC 27889
(252) 946-2323
http://www.beaufort-county.com
Incorporated: December 1705
Parent county: Bath
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1850, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1923, State Archives
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1881, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1949, Superior Court
Court: 1902, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1756-1902, divorce records 1868-1902, land records 1695-1881, probate records 1760-1949, and wills 1720-1903.

Berkeley
Incorporated: 1668
Parent county: Precinct in Albemarle County
Notes: See Perquimans County. Perquimans County known as Berkeley Precinct from 1670 to 1682.

Bertie
Box 340, Windsor, NC 27983
(252) 794-5309
http://www.co.bertie.nc.us
Incorporated: August 1722
Parent county: Chowan
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1902, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1820, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1920, Superior Court
Court: 1915, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1724-1915, land records 1723-1820, marriage records 1762-1868, 1870-1903, probate records 1728-1920, and wills 1749-1897.

Bladen
106 E. Broad St., Elizabethtown, NC 28337
(910) 862-6710
http://www.bladeninfo.org
Incorporated: 1734
Parent county: New Hanover
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1904, Superior Court
Divorce: 1955, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1804, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1956, Superior Court
Court: 1956, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1866-1890, 1893-1956, divorce records 1893-1955, land records 1738-1804, marriage records 1892-1904, and probate records 1761, 1862, and 1868-1956. Courthouse burned 1800 and 1893.

Brunswick
Box 87, 76 Courthouse Dr., Bolivia, NC 28422
(910) 253-2690
http://www.brunsco.net
Incorporated: January 1764
Parent counties: New Hanover, Bladen
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1804, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1905, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1764, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1920, Superior Court
Court: 1912, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1782-1912, divorce records 1849, 1866, 1869-1905, probate records 1783-1920, and wills 1765-1912. Many records were destroyed in 1865.

Buncombe
60 Court Plaza, Room 110, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 250-4300
http://www.buncombecounty.org
Incorporated: December 1791
Parent counties: Burke, Rutherford
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1868, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1919, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1919, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1924, Superior Court
Court: 1892, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1792-1892, divorce records 1830-1918, land records 1789-1919, marriage records 1842-1867, probate records 1815-1924, and wills 1826-1909. Courthouse burned 1830 and 1835.

Burke
201 S. Green St., Box 219, Morganton, NC 28680
(828) 438-5450
http://www.co.burke.nc.us
Incorporated: June 1, 1777
Parent county: Rowan
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1865, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1911, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1865, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1935, Superior Court
Court: 1908, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1791-1907, divorce records 1828-1911, marriage records 1780-1865, probate records 1776-1934, and wills 1790-1905. Many records prior to 1865 were destroyed during the Civil War.

Bute
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncbute
Incorporated: 1764
Parent county: Granville
Notes: Became Warren and Franklin counties in 1779.

Cabarrus
65 Church St. SE, Concord, NC 28025
(704) 920-2112
http://www.co.cabarrus.nc.us
Incorporated: November 1792
Parent county: Mecklenburg
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1856, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1931, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1792, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1954, Superior Court
Court: 1943, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1793-1943, divorce records 1866, 1868, and 1783-1930, probate records 1793-1953, and wills 1794-1921. Courthouse burned 1874.

Caldwell
905 West Ave. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 757-1310
http://www.co.caldwell.nc.us
Incorporated: January 1841
Parent counties: Burke, Wilkes
Birth records: start in 1914, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1850, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1926, Superior Court
Death: 1914, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1840, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1935, Superior Court
Court: 1911, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1841-1911, divorce records 1850-1925, probate records 1841-1934, and wills 1830-1925.

Camden
117 North NC343, Camden, NC 27921
(252) 331-4851
http://www.camdencountync.gov
Incorporated: April 1777
Parent county: Pasquotank
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1848, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1930, Superior Court
Court: 1912, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1853-1911, land records 1739-1912, and probate records 1790-1929.

Carteret
Courthouse Sq., Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-8474
http://www.carteretcountygov.org
Incorporated: 1722
Parent county: Craven
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1873, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1940, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1953, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1958, Superior Court
Court: 1908, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1723-1907, divorce records 1877-1939, land records 1721-1952, marriage records 1746-1872, probate records 1744-1957, and wills 1744-1921.

Caswell
Box 98, 139 E. Church St., Yanceyville, NC 27379
(336) 694-4197
http://www.caswellcountync.gov
Incorporated: April 8, 1777
Parent county: Orange
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1929, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1885, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1942, Superior Court
Court: 1925, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1777-1924, divorce records 1818-1928, land records 1780-1884, marriage records 1778-1868, and probate records 1772-1941.

Catawba
Box 65, Newton, NC 28658
(828) 465-1573
http://www.catawbacountync.gov
Incorporated: December 1842
Parent county: Lincoln
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1842, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1928, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1842, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1923, Superior Court
Court: 1887, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1843-1886, divorce records 1869-1927, probate records 1843-1922, and wills 1843-1966.

Chatham
12 East Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 542-8235
http://www.chathamnc.org
Incorporated: December 1771
Parent county: Orange
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1935, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1771, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1949, Superior Court
Court: 1932, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1774-1931, divorce records 1829-1934, marriage records 1778-1876, probate records 1771-1948, and wills 1771-1964.

Cherokee
53 Peachtree, Murphy, NC 28906
(828) 837-2613
http://www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 4, 1839
Parent county: Macon
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1865, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1915, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1838, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1941, Superior Court
Court: 1914, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1865-1913, divorce records 1869-1914, and 1942, probate records 1843-1940, and wills 1857-1941. A portion of Cherokee County lies in Cherokee land. For information regarding the genealogy of the Eastern band of the Cherokee of North Carolina contact the Qualla Public Library, Acauoni Road, Cherokee, NC.

Chowan
101 S. Broad St., Edenton, NC 27932
(252) 482-2619
http://www.chowancounty-nc.gov
Incorporated: 1670
Parent county: Albemarle
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1910, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1678, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1694, Superior Court
Court: 1911, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1714-1910, divorce records 1823-1909, and marriage records 1747-1868.

Clarendon
Incorporated: 1664
Parent county: Original county
Notes: Abandoned in 1667.

Clay
Box 118, Hayesville, NC 28904
(828) 389-0087
http://www.clayconc.com
Incorporated: February 1861
Parent county: Cherokee
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1877, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1838, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1944, Superior Court
Court: 1903, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1870-1902, land records 1845-1937, probate records 1862-1943, and wills 1870-1928.

Cleveland
311 E. Marion St., Box 1210, Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 484-4834
http://www.clevelandcounty.com
Incorporated: January 1841
Parent counties: Rutherford, Lincoln
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1851, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1908, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1899, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1916, Superior Court
Court: 1911, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1841-1910, divorce records 1842-1907, land records 1775-1898, probate records 1795-1915, and wills 1841-1919.

Columbus
612 N. Madison St., Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 640-6625
http://www.columbusco.org
Incorporated: December 1808
Parent counties: Bladen, Brunswick
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1867, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1817, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1802, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1924, Superior Court
Court: 1969, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1817-1968, probate records 1812-1923, and wills 1808-1917.

Craven
226 Pollock St., New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 636-6617
http://www.cravencounty.com
Incorporated: December 1705
Parent county: Archdale Precinct of Bath County
Birth records: start in 1914, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1740, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1898, Superior Court
Death: 1914, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1710, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1946, Superior Court
Court: 1915, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1712-1715, 1730-1914, divorce records 1828-1897, probate records 1745-1945, and wills 1737-1868. Formerly Archdale Precinct of Bath County. Named changed to Craven, 1712.

Cumberland
117 Dick St. Room 114, Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 678-7775
http://www.co.cumberland.nc.us
Incorporated: February 1754
Parent county: Bladen
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1907, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1754, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1931, Superior Court
Court: 1914, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1755-1913, marriage records 1868-1906, probate records 1758-1930, and wills 1757-1955.

Currituck
Box 71, Currituck, NC 27929
(252) 232-3297
http://www.co.currituck.nc.us
Incorporated: 1668
Parent county: Albemarle
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1850, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1696, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1927, Superior Court
Court: 1908, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1799-1907, probate records 1812-1926, and wills 1841-1924.

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Dare
962 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 475-5970
http://www.co.dare.nc.us
Incorporated: February 1870
Parent counties: Currituck, Tyrell, Hyde
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1880, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1970, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1880, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1965, Superior Court
Court: 1967, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1870-1966, divorce records 1882-1969, probate records 1832-1964, and wills 1872-1959.

Davidson
Box 464, Lexington, NC 27293
(336) 242-2150
http://www.co.davidson.nc.us
Incorporated: December 1822
Parent county: Rowan
Birth records: start in 1822, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1822, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1944, Superior Court
Death: 1823, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1923, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1949, Superior Court
Court: 1911, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1823-1910, divorce records 1831-1944, land records 1808-1922, probate records 1817-1948, and wills 1823-1940. Courthouse fire in 1866 destroyed some records.

Davie
123 S. Main St., Mocksville, NC 27028
(336) 751-2513
http://www.co.davie.nc.us
Incorporated: December 1836
Parent county: Rowan
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1836, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1909, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Probate
Land: 1836, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1937, Superior Court
Court: 1906, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1837-1905, divorce records 1849-1908, probate records 1809-1936, and wills 1808-1902.

Dobbs
Incorporated: 1759
Parent county: Johnston
Notes: Discontinued and became part of Wayne County in 1779 and Glasgow and Lenoir Counties in 1791.

Duplin
118 Duplin St., Kenansville, NC 28349
(910) 296-2108
http://www.duplincountync.com
Incorporated: April 7, 1750
Parent county: New Hanover
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1870, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1953, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1749, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1931, Superior Court
Court: 1909, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1784-1908, divorce records 1869-1952, marriage records 1755-1869, probate records 1752-1930, and wills 1759-1913.

Durham
200 E. Main St., Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-0480
http://www.co.durham.nc.us
Incorporated: February 1881
Parent counties: Orange, Wake
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Dept. of Health
Marriage: 1881, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1881, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Dept. of Health
Land: 1881, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1927, Superior Court
Court: 1925, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1887-1924, naturalization records 1882-1904, and probate records 1875-1926.

Edgecombe
301 Saint Andrews St., Box 386, Tarboro, NC 27886
(252) 641-7924
http://www.edgecombecountync.gov
Incorporated: April 1741
Parent county: Bertie
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1866, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1902, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1759, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1911, Superior Court
Court: unknown start, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1744-1746, 1757-1910, divorce records 1835-1901, land records 1732-1741, probate records 1748-1917, and wills 1750-1945. Records prior to 1759 are found in Halifax County.

Forsyth
102 W. Third St., Box 20639, Winston-Salem, NC 27120
http://www.co.forsyth.nc.us
Incorporated: January 1849
Parent county: Stokes
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1849, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1930, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1849, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1957, Superior Court
Court: 1942, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1848-1941, divorce records 1871-1929, probate records 1845-1956, and wills 1840-1900.

Franklin
113 S. Main St., Box 545, Louisburg, NC 27549
(919) 496-3500
http://www.co.franklin.nc.us
Incorporated: April 1779
Parent county: Bute
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1929, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1776, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1935, Superior Court
Court: 1884, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1785-1883, divorce records 1820-1928, marriage records 1789-1868, probate records 1781-1934, and wills 1787-1929.

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Gaston
325 N. Marietta St., Box 1578, Gastonia, NC 28053
(704) 862-7680
http://www.co.gaston.nc.us
Incorporated: December 1846
Parent county: Lincoln
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1948, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1911, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1846, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1929, Superior Court
Court: 1942, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1847-1941, divorce records 1859-1910, probate records 1839-1928, and wills 1849-1924. Many records were destroyed in courthouse in 1874.

Gates
Box 471, Gatesville, NC 27938
(252) 357-0850
http://www.gatescounty.govoffice2.com
Incorporated: April 1779
Parent counties: Chowan, Hertford, Perquimans
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1912, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1779, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1921, Superior Court
Court: 1869, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1779-1868, divorce records 1817-1911, marriage records 1779-1868, probate records 1765-1920, and wills 1762-1904.

Glasgow
Incorporated: December 1791
Parent county: Dobbs
Notes: Name changed to Greene County in 1799.

Graham
Box 406, Robbinsville, NC 28771
(828) 479-7971
http://www.grahamcounty.org
Incorporated: Janurary 1872
Parent county: Cherokee
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1950, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1872, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1922, Superior Court
Probate: 1931, Superior Court
Court: 1909, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1873-1908, land records 1789-1921, marriage records 1873-1926, and probate records 1847-1930. A portion of Graham County lies in Cherokee land. Contact Eastern Band of the Cherokee at Cherokee Qualla Public Library, Acauoni Road, Cherokee, NC for genealogy information.

Granville
101 Main St., Oxford, NC 27565
(919) 693-6314
http://www.granvillecounty.org
Incorporated: June 1746
Parent county: Edgecombe
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1896, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1746, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1920, Superior Court
Court: 1901, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1754-1900, divorce records 1819-1895, probate records 1746-1919, and wills 1749-1968.

Greene
Box 86, Snow Hill, NC 28580
(252) 747-3620
http://www.co.greene.nc.us
Incorporated: November 1791
Parent county: Glasgow
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1875, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1960, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1875, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1963, Superior Court
Court: 1960, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1868-1959, divorce records 1875-1959, probate records 1809-1962, and wills 1846-1944. Established as Glasgow County in 1791. Name changed to Greene County in 1799. Courthouse burned in 1876.

Guilford
201 S. Eugene St., Box 3427, Greensboro, NC 27402
(336) 641-7556
http://www.co.guilford.nc.us
Incorporated: December 1771
Parent counties: Rowan, Orange
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1865, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1930, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1771, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1943, Superior Court
Court: 1925, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1781-1924, divorce records 1820-1929, probate records 1778-1942, and wills 1771-1968. Courthouse burned 1872; many older records still available.

Halifax
King St., Box 67, Halifax, NC 27839
(252) 583-2101
http://www.halifaxnc.com
Incorporated: December 1758
Parent county: Edgecombe
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1825, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1923, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1732, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1925, Superior Court
Court: 1903, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1759-1902, divorce records 1870-1922, naturalization records 1916-1925, probate records 1762-1924, and wills 1772-1916.

Harnett
305 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. Suite 200, Lillington, NC 27546
(910) 893-7542
http://www.harnett.org
Incorporated: February 1855
Parent county: Cumberland
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1862, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1855, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1884, Superior Court
Court: 1892, Superior Court
Notes: Many Court and land records were destroyed in courthouse fires in 1892 and 1894.

Haywood
215 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 452-6635
http://www.haywoodnc.net
Incorporated: December 1808
Parent county: Buncombe
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1949, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1943, Superior Court
Court: 1914, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1815-1913, divorce records 1829-1944, land records 1801-1942, marriage records 1808-1868, probate records 1809-1942, and wills 1803-1937.

Henderson
200 N. Grove St. Suite 129, Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 697-4901
http://www.hendersoncountync.org
Incorporated: December 1838
Parent county: Buncombe
Birth records: start in 1914, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1968, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1932, Superior Court
Death: 1914, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1893, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1969, Superior Court
Court: 1960, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1808-1959, divorce records 1842-1931, marriage records 1838-1967, probate records 1838-1968, and wills 1797, 1817, and 1835-1969

Hertford
701 N. King St., Box 36, Winton, NC 27986
(252) 358-7850
http://www.co.hertford.nc.us
Incorporated: May. 1, 1760
Parent counties: Bertie, Chowan, Northampton
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1868, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1914, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1915, Superior Court
Court: 1916, Superior Court
Military: 1928, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: State Archives has court records 1830-1915, divorce records 1871-1914, land records 1775-1940, probate records 1830-1914, and wills 1763, and 1861-1903. Courthouse burned in 1832 and 1862.

Hoke
304 N. Main St., Raeford, NC 28376
(910) 875-2035
http://www.hokecounty.net
Incorporated: February 1911
Parent counties: Cumberland, Robeson
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1911, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1911, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1911, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1911, Superior Court
Court: 1911, Superior Court

Hyde
Box 294, Swan Quarter, NC 27885
(252) 926-4181
http://www.hydecounty.org/government
Incorporated: December 1705
Parent county: Bath
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1850, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1915, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1736, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1934, Superior Court
Court: 1915, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1736-1914, divorce records 1829-1914, probate records 1735-1933, and wills 1760-1908. Formerly Wickham, Precinct of Bath County. Name changed to Hyde, 1712.

Iredell
201 E. Water St., Box 904, Statesville, NC 28677
(704) 872-7468
http://www.co.iredell.nc.us
Incorporated: Nov. 3, 1788
Parent county: Rowan
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1935, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1788, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1971, Superior Court
Court: 1910, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1788-1909, divorce records 1855-1934, marriage records 1788-1868, probate records 1790-1970, and wills 1787-1917. Courthouse burned in 1854.

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Jackson
401 Grindstaff Cove Rd., Room 103, Sylva, NC 28779
(828) 586-7592
http://www.jacksonnc.org
Incorporated: January 1851
Parent counties: Haywood, Macon
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: ca. 1890 Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1853, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1890, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1880, Superior Court
Court: 1911, Superior Court
Notes: A portion of Jackson County lies in Cherokee land. Contact Cherokee Qualla Public Library, Acauoni Road, Cherokee, NC for genealogy information. State Archives has court records 1853-1910 and probate records 1853-1879.

Johnston
Box 118, Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 989-5160
http://www.co.johnston.nc.us
Incorporated: June 1746
Parent county: Craven
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1940, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1963, Superior Court
Court: 1914, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1759-1913, land records 1748-1939, marriage records 1746-1868, and probate records 1771-1962.

Jones
Box 189, Trenton, NC 28585
(252) 448-2551
http://www.co.jones.nc.us
Incorporated: Jan. 19, 1779
Parent county: Craven
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1875, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1906, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1779, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1855, Superior Court
Court: 1933, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1807-1932, marriage records 1851-1874, probate records 1780-1854, and wills 1779-1935. Courthouse burned in 1862.

Lee
Box 2040, Sanford, NC 27331
(919) 774-4821
http://www.leecountync.com
Incorporated: April 1, 1908
Parent counties: Chatham, Moore
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1908, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1908, Superior Court
Court: 1908, Superior Court

Lenoir
Box 3289, Kinston, NC 28502
(252) 559-6420
http://www.co.lenoir.nc.us
Incorporated: December 1791
Parent county: Dobbs
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1896, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1915, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1896, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1957, Superior Court
Court: 1940, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1866-1939, divorce records 1880-1914, marriage records 1791-1868, and probate records 1830-1956. Registrar of Deeds has Wills 1824-1916. Courthouse burned in 1878 and 1880.

Lincoln
115 W. Main St., Box 218, Lincolnton, NC 28093
(704) 736-8530
http://www.co.lincoln.nc.us
Incorporated: April 1779
Parent county: Tryon
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1922, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1763, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1926, Superior Court
Court: 1912, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1781-1911, divorce records 1811-1921, marriage records 1779-1868, and probate records 1779-1925.

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Macon
5 W. Main St., Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 349-2095
http://www.maconnc.org
Incorporated: 1828
Parent county: Haywood
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1892, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1914, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1820, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1921, Superior Court
Court: 1915, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1829-1914, divorce records 1835-1913, marriage records 1828-1891, probate records 1831-1920, and wills 1830-1905, and 1933.

Madison
Box 66, 75 Blannahasset Island, Marshall, NC 28753
(828) 649-3131
http://www.madisoncountync.org
Incorporated: January 1851
Parent counties: Buncombe, Yancey
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1946, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1927, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1851, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1944, Superior Court
Court: 1926, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1837-1925, divorce records 1854-1926, marriage records 1851-1945, probate records 1833-1943, and wills 1851-1912.

Martin
Box 348, Williamston, NC 27892
(252) 792-1683
http://www.martincountyncgov.com
Incorporated: March 1774
Parent counties: Halifax, Tyrrell
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1904, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1776, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1907, Superior Court
Court: 1913, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1838-1912, divorce records 1882-1903, and probate records 1820-1906. Courthouse burned in 1884.

McDowell
21 S. Main St. Suite A, Marion, NC 28752
(828) 652-4727
http://www.mcdowellgov.com
Incorporated: December 1842
Parent counties: Burke, Rutherford
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1942, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1917, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1940, Superior Court
Court: 1926, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1843-1925, divorce records 1849-1941, land records 1813-1916, marriage records 1842-1868, and probate records 1830-1832, 1842-1939, and wills 1841-1920.

Mecklenburg
720 E. Fourth St., Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 336-2443
http://www.charmeck.org
Incorporated: Feb. 1, 1763
Parent county: Anson
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Dept. of Health
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1970, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Dept. of Health
Land: 1763, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1958, Superior Court
Court: 1886, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1774-1885, divorce records 1846-1969, marriage records 1783-1868, naturalization records 1822, 1886-1927, probate records 1762-1957, and wills 1749-1918.

Mitchell
26 Crimson Laurel Circle Suite #4, Bakersville, NC 28705
(828) 688-2139 ext. 1
http://www.mitchellcounty.org
Incorporated: February 1861
Parent counties: Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Watauga, Yancey
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1861, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1916, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1952, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1947, Superior Court
Court: 1911, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1861-1910, divorce records 1867-1915, land records 1846-1951, probate records 1826-1946, and wills 1823-1927.

Montgomery
102 E. Main St., Troy, NC 27371
(910) 576-4271
http://www.montgomeryrod.net
Incorporated: April 1779
Parent county: Anson
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1908, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1843, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1970, Superior Court
Court: 1913, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1843-1912, divorce records 1856-1907, marriage records 1779-1868, probate records 1818-1970, and wills 1785-1970. Courthouse burned in 1835.

Moore
Box 1210, Carthage, NC 28327
(910) 947-6370
http://www.moorecountync.gov
Incorporated: April 1784
Parent county: Cumberland
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1889, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1916, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1924, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1922, Superior Court
Court: 1874, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1784-1873, divorce records 1887-1915, land records 1797-1923, naturalization records 1887-1914, probate records 1828-1921, and wills 1831, 1859-1921. Courthouse burned in 1889.

Nash
Box 974, Nashville, NC 27856
(252) 459-9836
http://www.co.nash.nc.us
Incorporated: November 1777
Parent county: Edgecombe
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1867, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1867, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1777, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1910, Superior Court
Court: 1916, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1778-1915, divorce records 1818-1866, marriage records 1777-1868, probate records 1770-1909, and wills 1778-1922.

New Hanover
216 N. Second St. Room 4, Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 341-4530
http://www.nhcgov.com
Incorporated: November 1729
Parent county: Craven
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1946, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1729, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1940, Superior Court
Court: 1911, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1738-1910, divorce records 1858-1945, marriage records 1741-1868, probate records 1746-1939, and wills 1732-1961.

Northampton
Box 128, Jackson, NC 27845
(252) 534-2511
http://www.northamptonnc.com
Incorporated: 1741
Parent county: Bertie
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1952, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1741, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1930, Superior Court
Court: 1909, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1792-1908, divorce records 1818-1951, marriage records 1811-1868, probate records 1781-1929, and wills 1764-1950.

Onslow
109 Old Bridge St., Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 347-3451
http://www.co.onslow.nc.us
Incorporated: 1734
Parent county: New Hanover
Birth records: start in 1914, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1907, Superior Court
Death: 1914, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1734, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1915, Superior Court
Court: 1910, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1732-1909, divorce records 1866-1906, marriage records 1745-1868, probate records 1735-1914, and wills 1746-1968. Many records were destroyed in storms in 1752 and 1786.

Orange
200 S. Cameron St., Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 245-2675
http://www.co.orange.nc.us
Incorporated: March 1752
Parent counties: Bladen, Granville, Johnston
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1752, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1909, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1752, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1945, Superior Court
Court: 1890, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1752-1889, divorce records 1824-1908, probate records 1754-1944, and wills 1753-1968. Courthouse burned in 1789.

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Pamlico
Box 433, Bayboro, NC 28515
(252) 745-4421
http://www.co.pamlico.nc.us
Incorporated: Feb. 8, 1872
Parent counties: Beaufort, Craven
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1916, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1940, Superior Court
Court: 1969, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1872-1968, divorce records 1874-1915, probate records 1872-1939, and wills 1872-1921.

Pamptecough
Incorporated: December 1705
Parent county: Bath
Notes: See Beaufort County. Name changed to Beaufort in 1712.

Pasquotank
206 E. Main, Box 154, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(252) 335-4367
http://www.co.pasquotank.nc.us
Incorporated: 1668
Parent county: Albemarle
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1911, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1948, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1932, Superior Court
Court: 1923, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1737-1922, divorce records 1838-1910, land records 1666-1947, marriage records 1741-1868, probate records 1712-1931, and wills 1709-1917.

Pender
300 E. Fremont St., Box 43, Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 259-1225
http://www.pender-county.com
Incorporated: February 1875
Parent county: New Hanover
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1937, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1875, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1873, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1970, Superior Court
Court: 1875, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has marriage records 1875-1936, probate records 1866-1969, and wills 1832, 1875-1969.

Perquimans
Box 74, Hertford, NC 27944
(252) 426-5660
http://www.co.perquimans.nc.us
Incorporated: 1668
Parent county: Albemarle
Marriage records: start in 1869, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1913, Superior Court
Land: 1681, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1931, Superior Court
Court: 1909, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1688-1908, divorce records 1824-1912, marriage records 1742-1868, probate records 1714-1930, and wills 1711-1909. Perquimans County was known as Berkeley Precinct 1670-1682.

Person
105 S. Main St., Roxboro, NC 27573
(336) 597-1733
http://www.personcounty.net
Incorporated: December 1791
Parent county: Caswell
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1940, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1919, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1952, Superior Court
Court: 1910, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1792-1909, divorce records 1821-1939, land records 1777-1918, marriage records 1791-1868, probate records 1791-1951, and wills 1790-1943.

Pitt
W. Third St., Box 35, Greenville, NC 27835
(252) 902-1650
http://www.co.pitt.nc.us
Incorporated: April 1760
Parent county: Beaufort
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1907, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1762, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1948, Superior Court
Court: 1922, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1858-1921, divorce records 1861, 1866, 1870-1906, marriage records 1826-1833, 1867-1875, probate records 1791, 1827-1947, and wills 1805, 1808, 1817, 1836-1930, and 1938. Courthouse burned 1857.

Polk
Box 308, Columbus, NC 28722
(828) 894-8450
http://www.polkcounty.org
Incorporated: January 1847
Parent counties: Henderson, Rutherford
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1855, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1910, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1855, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1914, Superior Court
Court: 1943, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1847-1848, 1855-1942, divorce records 1856-1909, and probate records 1851-1913. Polk County was originally established in 1847 from Henderson and Rutherford Counties. In 1848 the act was appealed. Polk was reestablished in 1855.

Randolph
158 Worth St., Asheboro, NC 27203
(336) 318-6960
http://www.co.randolph.nc.us
Incorporated: April 1779
Parent county: Guilford
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1928, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1779, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1929, Superior Court
Court: 1940, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1783-1939, divorce records 1804-1927, marriage records 1779-1868, probate records 1781-1928, and wills 1775-1902.

Richmond
114 E. Franklin St. #101, Rockingham, NC 28379
(910) 997-8250
http://www.co.richmond.nc.us
Incorporated: April 14, 1779
Parent county: Anson
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1900, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1911, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1784, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1934, Superior Court
Court: 1914, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1779-1913, divorce records 1816-1910, marriage records 1791-1872, probate records 1772-1933, and wills 1779-1915.

Robeson
500 N. Elm St., Box 22, Lumberton, NC 28358
(910) 671-3044
http://www.co.robeson.nc.us
Incorporated: Jan. 6, 1787
Parent county: Bladen
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1921, Superior Court
Death: 1916, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1787, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1936, Superior Court
Court: 1913, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1797-1912, divorce records 1841-1920, marriage records 1803-1868, probate records 1801-1935, and wills 1783-1918, 1930, 1933, and 1935.

Rockingham
371 NC 65 #212, Box 56, Wentworth, NC 27320
(336) 342-8100
http://www.co.rockingham.nc.us
Incorporated: Dec. 29, 1785
Parent county: Guilford
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1922, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1787, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1927, Superior Court
Court: 1869, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1786-1868, divorce records 1824-1921, marriage records 1785-1868, probate records 1780-1926, and wills 1772-1925, 1936, and 1938.

Rowan
Box 2568, Salisbury, NC 28145
(704) 638-3102
http://www.co.rowan.nc.us
Incorporated: March 27, 1753
Parent county: Anson
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1753, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1901, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1755, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1930, Superior Court
Court: 1911, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1753-1910, divorce records 1805-1900, naturalization records 1823-1915, probate records 1753-1929, and wills 1743-1900. Federal troops destroyed some records in 1865.

Rutherford
229 N. Main St., Box 551, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 287-6155
http://www.rutherfordcountync.gov
Incorporated: April 14, 1779
Parent county: Tryon
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1779, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1941, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1779, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1969, Superior Court
Court: 1912, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1783-1911, divorce records 1870-1940, probate records 1802-1968, and wills 1784-1968. Courthouse burned in 1907.

Sampson
Sampson County Courthouse, Room 107, Main St., Clinton, NC 28328
(910) 592-8026
http://www.sampsonnc.com
Incorporated: April 1784
Parent county: Duplin
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1865, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1922, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1784, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1924, Superior Court
Court: 1926, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1794-1925, divorce records 1869-1921, probate records 1784-1923, and wills 1778-1953. Courthouse burned 1921.

Scotland
212 Biggs St., Box 769, Laurinburg, NC 28353
(910) 277-2577
http://www.scotlandcounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1899
Parent county: Richmond
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1900, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1949, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1900, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1952, Superior Court
Court: 1900, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has divorce records 1901-1948, probate records 1887-1951, and wills, 1893, 1896, and 1900-1937.

Stanly
201 S. Second St., Albemarle, NC 28001
(704) 983-3640
http://www.co.stanly.nc.us
Incorporated: Jan. 11, 1841
Parent county: Montgomery
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1865, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1921, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1841, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1953, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has divorce records 1854-1920 and probate records 1820, 1839-1952.

Stokes
1014 Main St., Danbury, NC 27016
(336) 593-2811
http://www.co.stokes.nc.us
Incorporated: Nov. 2, 1789
Parent county: Surry
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1942, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1930, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1942, Superior Court
Court: 1913, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1790-1912, divorce records 1816-1941, land records 1760-1929, marriage records 1790-1868, probate records 1753-1941, and wills 1775-1925.

Surry
201 E. Kapp St., Box 303, Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 401-8150
http://www.co.surry.nc.us
Incorporated: April 1, 1771
Parent county: Rowan
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1771, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1928, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1771, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1944, Superior Court
Court: 1911, Superior Court
Burial: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: State Archives Court records 1778-1910, divorce records 1826-1927, probate records 1771-1943, and wills 1770-1970.

Swain
101 Mitchell St., Box 1183, Bryson, NC 28713
(828) 488-9273
http://www.swaincountync.gov
Incorporated: February 1871
Parent counties: Jackson, Macon
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1871, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1871, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1871, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1871, Superior Court
Court: 1908, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1871-1907. A portion of Swain County lies in Cherokee land. For genealogy information on the Eastern Band of the Cherokee contact the Cherokee Qualla Public Library, Acauoni Road, Cherokee, NC. Many records were destroyed in a courthouse fire in 1879.

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Transylvania
12 E. Main St., Brevard, NC 28712
(828) 884-3162
http://www.transylvaniacounty.org
Incorporated: February 1861
Parent counties: Henderson, Jackson
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1885, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1922, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1924, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1952, Superior Court
Court: 1911, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1861-1910, divorce records 1866-1921, land records 1827-1923, marriage records 1861-1872, probate records 1810-1951, and wills 1838-1926.

Tryon
Incorporated: 1768
Parent county: Mecklenburg
Notes: See Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. Discontinued 1779. Split into Lincoln and Rutherford Counties.

Tyrrell
Box 449, Columbia, NC 27925
(252) 796-2901
http://www.ncgenweb.us/tyrrell/TYRRELL.HTM
Incorporated: Nov. 27, 1729
Parent counties: Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1742, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1926, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1736, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1936, Superior Court
Court: 1884, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1735-1883, divorce records 1815-1925, probate records 1738-1935, and wills 1744-1925.

Union
Box 248, Monroe, NC 28111
(704) 283-3727
http://www.co.union.nc.us
Incorporated: December 1842
Parent counties: Anson, Mecklenburg
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1842, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1929, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1842, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1970, Superior Court
Court: 1921, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1843-1920, divorce records 1865-1928, probate records 1818-1969, and wills 1837-1968, 1977, 1978.

Vance
122 Young St. Suite F, Henderson, NC 27536
(252) 738-2110
http://www.vancecounty.org
Incorporated: March 1881
Parent counties: Franklin, Granville, Warren
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1881, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1881, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1881, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1881, Superior Court
Court: 1881, Superior Court

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Wake
St. Garland James Bldg., Box 1897, Raleigh, NC 27602
(919) 856-5460
http://www.wakegov.com
Incorporated: Dec. 5, 1770
Parent counties: Cumberland, Johnston, Orange
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1866, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1953, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1774, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1953, Superior Court
Court: 1942, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1777-1941, Death records 1900-1909, divorce records 1831-1952, marriage records 1790-1865, naturalization records 1821-1908, probate records 1771-1952, and wills 1771-1966. Fire at the Registrar’s office in 1832 destroyed some deed books.

Warren
Box 506, Warrenton, NC 27589
(252) 257-3265
http://www.warrencountync.com
Incorporated: Jan. 20, 1779
Parent county: Bute
Birth records: start in 1914, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1923, Superior Court
Death: 1914, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1778, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1941, Superior Court
Court: 1932, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1780-1931, divorce records 1874-1914, 1922, marriage records 1779-1868, probate records 1772-1940, and wills 1779-1931.

Washington
120 Adams St., Box 1007, Plymouth, NC 27962
(252) 793-2325
http://www.washconc.org
Incorporated: Nov. 1799
Parent county: Tyrrell
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1851, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1904, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1799, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1934, Superior Court
Court: 1922, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1822-1921, divorce records 1851, 1873-1903, probate records 1795-1933, and wills 1856-1964. Courthouse burned 1862, 1869 and 1873.

Watauga
842 W. King St. Suite 9, Boone, NC 28607
(828) 265-8052
http://www.wataugacounty.org
Incorporated: January 1849
Parent counties: Ashe, Caldwell, Wilkes, Yancey
Birth records: start in 1914, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1949, Superior Court
Death: 1914, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1977, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1949, Superior Court
Court: 1925, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1873-1924, divorce records 1874-1948, land records 1858-1976, probate records 1858-1948, and wills 1859, 1872-1947. A courthouse fire in 1873 destroyed all of the land records and most of the Court records.

Wayne
224 E. Walnut St., Box 267, Goldsboro, NC 27533
(919) 731-1449
http://www.waynegov.com
Incorporated: October 1779
Parent county: Dobbs
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1860, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1931, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1779, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1938, Superior Court
Court: 1969, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1787-1968, divorce records 1822-1930, marriage records 1790-1859, probate records 1782-1937. Clerk of Superior Court has Wills 1776-1927.

Wickham
Incorporated: December 1705
Parent county: Bath
Notes: See Hyde County. Name changed to Hyde, 1712.

Wilkes
110 North St., Wilkesboro, NC 28697
(336) 651-7351
http://www.wilkescounty.net
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1778
Parent counties: Surry, District of Washington
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1778, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1913, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1778, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1946, Superior Court
Court: 1932, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1778-1931, divorce records 1820-1912, probate records 1777-1945, and wills 1778-1948.

Wilson
101 N. Goldsboro St., Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-2935
http://www.wilson-co.com
Incorporated: February 1855
Parent counties: Edgecombe, Johnston, Nash, Wayne
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1855, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1913, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1855, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1960, Superior Court
Court: 1915, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1855-1914, divorce records 1859-1912, probate records 1854-19159, and wills 1840-1925.

Yadkin
Box 211, 101 State St., Yadkinville, NC 27055
(336) 679-4225
http://www.yadkincounty.gov
Incorporated: December 1850
Parent county: Surry
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1850, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1932, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1952, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1921, Superior Court
Court: 1899, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1851-1898, divorce records 1851-1931, land records 1793-1951, probate records 1850-1920, and wills 1836-1942.

Yancey
County Courthouse, Burnsville, NC 28714
(828) 682-2174
http://www.yanceycountync.gov
Incorporated: 1833
Parent counties: Buncombe, Burke
Birth records: start in 1913, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1855, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1915, Superior Court
Death: 1913, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1833, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1916, Superior Court
Court: 1916, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has court records 1834-1915, divorce records 1866-1914, probate records 1853-1915, and wills 1885-1909.
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