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  • Davidson County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 21, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Rowan County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-xxxx
    County Seat:  Lexington, North Carolina

    County history - Davidson County is named in honor of William Lee Davidson (1746 1781), an American Revolutionary War general who was mortally wounded at Cowan's Ford.

    Davidson Courthouse
    1. Davidson County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Davidson County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Davidson County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Genealogical Society of Davidson County (Lexington, NC)
    4. Davidson County - US/NCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Davidson County - US/NCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Davidson County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Davidson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Davidson County Vital Records - Davidson County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 464, Lexington, NC 27293.


  • Duplin County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  May 7, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of New Hanover County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1750
    County Seat:  Kenansville, North Carolina

    County history - Duplin County is named in honor of Thomas Hay, The Viscount Dupplin (1710-1787), who was later, the 9th Earl of Kinnoull.

    Duplin Courthouse
    GHLL Duplin County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Duplin County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Duplin County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Duplin County Historical Society / Kenansville, NC)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Old New Hanover County Genealogical Society / Wilmington, NC)
    7. US/NCGenWeb site - Duplin County Archives
    8. US/NCGenWeb - Duplin County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Office of the Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 970, Kenansville, NC 28349.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Wayne County (north), Lenoir County (northeast), Jones County (east),
             Onslow County (southeast), Pender County (south), Sampson County
             (west).

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  • Durham County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 17, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of land transferred into the county from Wake and Orange counties.
    In 1911, an additional portion of land was transferred into the county from Wake County.
    Established:  17-Apr-1881
    County Seat:  Durham, North Carolina

    County history - Durham County is named in honor of The city of Durham which was named in honor of Dr. Bartlett Snipes Durham who donated the land on which the railroad station was located.

    Durham Courthouse
    1. Durham County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Durham County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Durham County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Durham-Orange Genealogical Society (Chapel Hill, NC)
    4. Durham County - US/NCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Durham County - US/NCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Durham County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Durham County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Durham County Vital Records - Durham County Register of Deeds, 200 E. Main Street, P.O. Box 1107, Durham, NC 27702.


  • Forsyth County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 17, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Stokes County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1849
    County Seat:  Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    County history - Forsyth County is named in honor of Benjamin Forsyth (d. 1814), an American officer during the War of 1812.

    Forsyth Courthouse
    1. Forsyth County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Forsyth County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Forsyth County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Forsyth County Genealogical Society (Winston-Salem, NC)
    4. Forsyth County - US/NCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Forsyth County - US/NCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Forsyth County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Forsyth County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Forsyth County Vital Records - Forsyth County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 20639, Winston-Salem, NC 27120.
    9. Forsyth County - 1908 Yearbook "Sights and Insights" for Salem College, Winton-Salem


  • Graham County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  May 8, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Cherokee County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1872
    County Seat:  Robbinsville, North Carolina

    County history - Graham County is named in honor of William A. Graham, United States Senator, Governor of North Carolina, secretary of the navy, and a Confederate States Senator.

    Graham Courthouse
    1. Graham County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Graham County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Graham County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Graham County - US/NCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Graham County - US/NCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Graham County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Graham County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Graham County Vital Records - Graham County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 406, Robbinsville, NC 28771.

      Census Information:
    9. 1880 Census (T) - Cheowah Township
    10. 1880 Census (T) - Stecoah Township


  • Granville County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  May 28, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Edgecombe County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1746
    County Seat:  Oxford, North Carolina

    County history - Granville County is named in honor of John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, 7th Seigneur of Sark, KG, PC (pronounced /kQrtYÈr[t/; 22 April 1690 - 22 January 1763), commonly known by his earlier title as Lord Carteret. He was also a British statesman and Lord President of the Council from 1751 to 1763; effectively leader of the country when Spencer Compton was Prime Minister, who inherited one-eighth share in the Province of Carolina through his great-grandfather George Carteret.

    Granville Courthouse
    GHLL Granville County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Granville County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Granville County Genealogical Society 1746 / Oxford, NC)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Tar River Connections Genealogical Society / Rocky Mount, NC)
    7. US/NCGenWeb site - Granville County Archives
    8. US/NCGenWeb - Granville County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Granville County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 427, Oxford, NC 27565.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Mecklenburg County, Virginia (north), Vance County (east), Franklin
             County (southeast), Wake County (south), Durham County (southwest),
             Person County (west), Halifax County, Virginia (north-northwest).

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  • Greene County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Dobbs County, originally named Glasgow County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1791
    County Seat:  Snow Hill, North Carolina

    County history - Greene County is named in honor of Nathanael Greene (August 7, 1742  June 19, 1786) was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. When the war began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible; he emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington's most gifted and dependable officer.

    Greene Courthouse
    1. Greene County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Greene County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Greene County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Greene County - US/NCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Greene County - US/NCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Greene County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Greene County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Greene County Vital Records - Greene County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 86, Snow Hill, NC 28580.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Greene County Museum (research room) / Snow Hill, NC)


  • Guilford County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 14, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Orange County and Rowan County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1771
    County Seat:  Greensboro, North Carolina

    County history - Guilford County is named in honor of Francis North, 1st Earl of Guilford (13 April 1704  4 August 1790), known as The Lord Guildford between 1729 and 1752, was a British peer and politician.

    Guilford Courthouse
    1. Guilford County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Guilford County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Guilford County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Guilford County Genealogical Society / Greensboro, NC)
    4. Guilford County - US/NCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Guilford County - US/NCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Guilford County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Guilford County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Guilford County Vital Records - Guilford County Register of Deeds, 201 South Eugene Street, P.O. Box 3427, Greensboro, NC 27402.

    9. Guilford County - City of Gibsonville; Friedens Evangelical Luthern Church, Family History & Genealogy Research Page


  • Harnett County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Cumberland County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1855
    County Seat:  Lillington, North Carolina

    County history - Harnett County is named in honor of Cornelius Harnett (20 April 1723  April 28, 1781) was an American merchant, farmer, and statesman from Wilmington, North Carolina. He was a leading American Revolutionary in the Cape Fear region, and a delegate for North Carolina in the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1779.

    Harnett Courthouse
    1. Harnett County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Harnett County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Harnett County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Harnett County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 219
          Buies Creek, NC 27506-0219

    4. Harnett County - US/NCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Harnett County - US/NCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Harnett County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Harnett County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Harnett County Vital Records - Harnett County Register of Deeds, 729 South Main Street, P.O. Box 279, Lillington, NC 27546.


  • Henderson County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Buncombe County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1838
    County Seat:  Hendersonville, North Carolina

    County history - Henderson County is named in honor of Leonard Henderson who was Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1829 to 1833.

    Henderson Courthouse
    1. Henderson County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Henderson County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Henderson County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Henderson Co. Gen. & Hist. Soc. / Hendersonville, NC)
    4. Henderson County - US/NCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Henderson County - US/NCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Henderson County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Henderson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Henderson County Vital Records - Henderson County Register of Deeds, 200 North Grove Street, Suite 129, Hendersonville, NC 28792.


  • Hoke County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Cumberland and Robeson Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1911
    County Seat:  Raeford, North Carolina

    County history - Hoke County is named in honor of Robert Frederick Hoke (May 27, 1837 - July 3, 1912) was an American businessman, railroad executive, and a Confederate Army general during the American Civil War. Hoke and his division played a decisive role during the Battle of Cold Harbor in 1864.

    Hoke Courthouse
    1. Hoke County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Hoke County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Hoke County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Hoke County - US/NCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Hoke County - US/NCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Hoke County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Hoke County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Hoke County Vital Records - Hoke County Register of Deeds, 113 Campus Ave., Raeford, NC 28376.


  • Iredell County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 14, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Rowan County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1788
    County Seat:  Statesville, North Carolina

    County history - Iredell County is named in honor of James Iredell (October 5, 1751 - October 20, 1799) was one of the first Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was appointed by President George Washington and served from 1790 until his death in 1799. He was also a comptroller at the port of Edenton.

    Iredell Courthouse
    GHLL Iredell County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Iredell County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Iredell County (Tracks) Genealogical Society / Statesville, NC)
    6. US/NCGenWeb site - Iredell County Archives
    7. US/NCGenWeb - Iredell County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Iredell County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 904, Statesville, NC 28677-0788.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Yadkin County (north-northeast), Davie County (east-northeast),
             Rowan County (east), Cabarrus County (south-southeast), Mecklenburg
                County
    (south), Lincoln County (south-southwest), Catawba County
             (southwest), Alexander County (west-northwest), Wilkes County (north-
             northwest).

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  • Jones County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  May 7, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Craven County.
    Established:  19-Jan-1778
    County Seat:  Trenton, North Carolina

    County history - Jones County is named in honor of Willie Jones (pronounced Wylie Jones), (December 24, 1740 - June 18, 1801) was an American planter and statesman from Halifax County, North Carolina. He represented North Carolina as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1780. He opposed the ratification of the United States Constitution and declined an invitation to the Constitutional Convention. Allen Jones, his brother, was also a delegate to the congress.


    Jones Courthouse
    GHLL Jones County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Jones County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Jones County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Jones County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 219
          Trenton, NC 28585

    5. US/NCGenWeb site - Jones County Archives
    6. US/NCGenWeb - Jones County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Jones County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 189, Trenton, NC 28585.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Craven County (northeast), Carteret County (southeast), Onslow County
             (south), Duplin County (west), Lenoir County (northwest).

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