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  • Lee County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 17, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Harnett, Moore and Chatham Counties.
    Established:  01-Apr-1908
    County Seat:  Sanford, North Carolina

    County history - Lee County is named in honor of Robert E. Lee (1807 1870), a career United States Army officer and general of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War.

    Lee Courthouse
    1. Lee County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Lee County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Lee County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Lee County Genealogical & Historical Society
          P.O. Box 3216
          Sanford, N.C. 27331-3216

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lee County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lee County Vital Records - Lee County Register of Deeds, Lee County Courthouse 1408 S. Horner Blvd, P.O. Box 2040. Sanford, NC 27330.


  • Lenoir County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 4, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Dobbs County (originally named Glasgow County).
    Established:  xx-xxx-1791
    County Seat:  Kinston, North Carolina

    County history - Lenoir County is named in honor of William Lenoir (1751 1839), a captain in the American Revolutionary War who took part in the Battle of Kings Mountain.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lenoir County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lenoir County Vital Records - Lenoir County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 3289, Kinston, NC 28502.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Preservation Group (Kinston, NC)


  • Martin County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 18, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Halifax and Tyrrell Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1774
    County Seat:  Williamston, North Carolina

    County history - Martin County is named in honor of Josiah Martin, the last royal governor of North Carolina (1771-1775).

    Martin Courthouse
    1. Martin County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Martin County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Martin County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Martin County Historical Society (Williamston, NC)
    4. Martin County - US/NCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Martin County - US/NCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Martin County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Martin County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Martin County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 348, Williamston, NC 27892.


  • Mecklenburg County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 16, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Anson County, 1763.
    Established:  06-Nov-1762
    County Seat:  Charlotte, North Carolina

    County history - Mecklenburg County is named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (19 May 1744  17 November 1818) was the wife of King George III. She was Queen of Great Britain and Ireland from their marriage until the union of the two kingdoms in 1801, after which she was Queen of the United Kingdom. She was also the Electress of Hanover in the Holy Roman Empire until the promotion of her husband to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814, after which she was also queen consort of Hanover. (Not to be confused with Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.)


    Mecklenburg Courthouse
    GHLL Mecklenburg County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Mecklenburg County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Mecklenburg County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Steele Creek Historical & Genealogical Society / Charlotte, NC)
    6. US/NCGenWeb site - Mecklenburg County Archives
    7. US/NCGenWeb - Mecklenburg County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - or, County Register of Deeds, 720 East Fourth Street, Room 103, Charlotte, NC 28202.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Iredell County (north), Cabarrus County (northeast), Union County
               (southeast), Lancaster County, South Carolina (south), York County,
                  South Carolina
    (southwest), Gaston County (west), Catawba County
               (northwest), Lincoln County (northwest).
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are linked.

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        Mecklenburg County - Cornelius Bethel Presbyterian Church FH & Genealogy
        Mecklenburg County - Genealogy & History Page
    Census Information:
  • 1850 Federal Census - (I)
  • 1910 Federal Census - (T)

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  • Mitchell County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 5, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Watauga, and Yancey Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1861
    County Seat:  Bakersville, North Carolina

    County history - Mitchell County is named in honor of Elisha Mitchell (August 19, 1793  June 27, 1857) was born in Washington, Connecticut. As a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in 1835, he measured the height of Mt. Mitchell. Mt. Mitchell is the highest point east of the Mississippi River. It is located in North Carolina and is 6,684 feet (2,037 m) high. Elisha Mitchell fell to his death at nearby Mitchell Falls in 1857, having returned to verify his earlier measurements, which were challenged by one of his students. In 1881-82 the U.S. Geological Survey upheld Mitchell's measurement of the highest peak in the eastern US and officially named it Mount Mitchell.


    Mitchell Courthouse
    GHLL Mitchell 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 - Mitchell County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Mitchell County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 651
          Bakersville, NC 28705

         Toe Valley Genealogical Society
         491 Beaver Creek Road
         Spruce Pine, NC 28777

    5. US/NCGenWeb site - Mitchell County Archives
    6. US/NCGenWeb - Mitchell County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Mitchell County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 82, Bakersville, NC 28705.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Carter County, Tennessee (north-northeast), Avery County (northeast),
             McDowell County (south), Yancey County (southwest), Unicoi County,
                Tennessee
    (north-northwest).

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  • Montgomery County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Anson County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1779
    County Seat:  Troy, North Carolina

    County history - Montgomery County is named in honor of Richard Montgomery (December 2, 1738  December 31, 1775) was an Irish-born soldier who first served in the British Army. He later became a brigadier-general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and he is most famous for leading the failed 1775 invasion of Canada, where he was killed during the Battle of Quebec.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Montgomery County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Montgomery County Vital Records - Montgomery County Register of Deeds, 102 E. Spring Street, P.O. Box 695, Troy, NC 27371.


  • Moore County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Cumberland County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1784
    County Seat:  Carthage, North Carolina

    County history - Moore County is named in honor of Alfred Moore (May 21, 1755  October 15, 1810) was a distinguished North Carolina judge who became a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Moore County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Moore County Vital Records - Moore County Register of Deeds, 100 Dowd Street, P.O. Box 1210, Carthage, NC 28327.


  • Nash County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 17, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Edgecombe County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1777
    County Seat:  Nashville, North Carolina

    County history - Nash County is named in honor of Francis Nash (1742 1777), a brigadier general in the Revolutionary War who was mortally wounded while fighting under the command of General George Washington at the Battle of Germantown.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Nash County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Nash County Vital Records - Nash County Register of Deeds, 120 West Washington Street, P.O. Box 974, Nashville, NC 27856.


  • New Hanover County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  May 18, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Craven County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1729
    County Seat:  Wilmington, North Carolina (name changed from Newton, 25-Feb-1740)

    County history - New Hanover County is named in honor of The House of Hanover, which was then ruling Great Britain.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. New Hanover County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. New Hanover County Vital Records - New Hanover County, Register of Deeds, 216 N. 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.

      Census Information:
    9. 1800 (I) and (T) - Town of Wilmington (2 pages)


  • Onslow County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of New Hanover County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1734
    County Seat:  Jacksonville, North Carolina

    County history - Onslow County is named in honor of Arthur Onslow (1691 1768), Speaker of the British House of Commons.

    Onslow Courthouse
    GHLL Onslow 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 - Onslow County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Onslow County Historical Society / Jacksonville, NC)
    6. US/NCGenWeb site - Onslow County Archives
    7. US/NCGenWeb - Onslow County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Onslow County Register of Deeds, 109 Old Bridge Street, Jacksonville, NC 28540.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jones County (north), Carteret County (east), Pender County (southwest),
             Duplin County (northwest).

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  • Pamlico County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 18, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Beaufort and Craven Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1872
    County Seat:  Bayboro, North Carolina

    County history - Pamlico County is named in honor of Pamlico Sound, the largest lagoon along the U.S. East Coast and the Pamlico Native American tribe, one of the most southerly Algonquian tribes on the Atlantic seaboard.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Pamlico County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Pamlico County Vital Records - Pamlico County Register of Deeds, Courthouse, 202 Main Stree, P.O. Box 433, Bayboro, NC 28515.

    9. USGenNet - Pamlico County NC

      Census Information:
    10. 1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Pamlico County, North Carolina (ED 104: 4 files)


  • Pasquotank County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  May 7, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Albemarle County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1668
    County Seat:  Elizabeth City, North Carolina

    County history - Pasquotank County name is derived from an Indian word "pasketanki" which means "where the current of the stream divides or forks." Elizabeth City (current county seat) was first called Redding, which was established in 1793. Redding was changed to Elizabeth Town in 1794, and Elizabeth Town was changed to Elizabeth City in 1801.

    Pasquotank Courthouse
    GHLL Pasquotank County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Pasquotank County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Pasquotank County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Family Research Society of Northeastern North Carolina / Elizabeth City, NC)
    6. US/NCGenWeb site - Pasquotank County Archives
    7. US/NCGenWeb - Pasquotank County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Pasquotank County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 154, Elizabeth City, NC 27907..
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Camden County (east), Perquimans County (southwest), Gates County
             (northwest).

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  • Pender County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of New Hanover County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1875
    County Seat:  Burgaw, North Carolina

    County history - Pender County is named in honor of William Dorsey Pender (1834 1863), one of the youngest, and most promising generals, fighting for the Confederacy in the American Civil War and who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg.

    Pender Courthouse
    GHLL Pender 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 - Pender County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Pender County Museum & Historical Society / Burgaw, NC)
    6. US/NCGenWeb site - Pender County Archives
    7. US/NCGenWeb - Pender County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Pender County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 43, 300 E Fremont Street, Burgaw, NC 28425.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Duplin County (north), Onslow County (northeast), New Hanover County
             (south), Brunswick County (south-southwest), Columbus County
             (southwest), Bladen County (west), Sampson County (northwest).

        Pender County - North Carolina's Trails to the Past (Genealogy & History)

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  • Perquimans County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Albemarle County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1668
    County Seat:  Hertford, North Carolina

    County history - Perquimans County is named in honor of the Perquimans Native American tribe.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Perquimans County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Perquimans County Vital Records - Perquimans County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 74, Hertford, NC 27944.


  • Pitt County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 10, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Beaufort County.
    Established:  01-Jan-1761
    County Seat:  Greenville, North Carolina

    County history - Pitt County is named in honor of William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham PC (15 November 1708 - 11 May 1778) was a British Whig statesman who achieved his greatest fame leading Britain during the Seven Years' War (known as the French and Indian War in North America). He again led the country (holding the official title of Lord Privy Seal) between 1766-68.

    Pitt Courthouse
    1. Pitt County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Pitt County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Pitt County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Pitt County Historical Society / Greenville, NC)
    4. Pitt County - US/NCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Pitt County - US/NCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Pitt County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Pitt County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Pitt County Vital Records - Pitt County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 35, Greenville, NC 27835.

    9. Pitt County - An Independent Genealogical & Historical Website
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Pitt County Family Researchers / Greenville, NC)

  • Polk County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 28, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Henderson County and Rutherford County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1855
    County Seat:  Columbus, NorthCarolina

    County history - Polk County is named in honor of Colonel William Polk (9 July 1758 - 14 January 1834) was a North Carolina banker, educational administrator, political leader, renowned Continental officer in the War for American Independence, and survivor of the 1777/1778 encampment at Valley Forge.

    Polk Courthouse
    GHLL Polk County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Polk County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Polk County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NCGenWeb site - Polk County Archives
    7. US/NCGenWeb - Polk County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Polk County (Local Records)  |  Whiteville, NC (County Seat Records).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Rutherford County (north and east), Spartanburg County, South Carolina
             (south-southeast), Greenville County, South Carolina (south-southwest),
             Henderson County (west).
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the United States.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Polk County North Carolina.
        Genealogy Incorporated - Societies and Family History Resources, County Courthouse and Government Records,
             County Genealogy Links

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