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  • Randolph County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  May 8, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Guilford County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1779
    County Seat:  Asheboro, North Carolina

    County history - Randolph County is named in honor of Peyton Randolph, first president of the Continental Congress.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Randolph County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Randolph County Vital Records - Randolph County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 4458, Asheboro, NC 27204.

    9. Randolph County - GenWeb Project (bulletin board)


  • Richmond County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 18, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Anson County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-xxxx
    County Seat:  Rockingham, North Carolina

    County history - Richmond County is named in honor of Charles Lennox (1735 1806), the 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox, and friend of the American colonies, who advocated removal of British troops. The county seat was first known as Richmond Court House but was changed in 1784 to Rockingham.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Richmond County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Richmond County Vital Records - Richmond County Register of Deeds, 114 E. Franklin St. #101, Rockingham, NC 28379.

    10. Myrtle's Genealogy Page - Personal web page with some Richmond county records.


  • Rockingham County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 18, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Guilford County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1785
    County Seat:  Wentworth, North Carolina

    County history - Rockingham County is named in honor of Charles Watson-Wentworth (1730 1782), 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, a British statesmen and two-time Prime Minister of Great Britain; 1765 to 1766 and again in 1782.

    Rockingham Courthouse
    1. Rockingham County - American History & Genealogy Project Site #1
    2. Rockingham County - American History & Genealogy Project Site #2
    3. Rockingham County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    4. Rockingham County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Rockingham-Stokes Genealogical Society (Maydon, NC)
    5. Rockingham County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Rockingham County Historical Society (Wentworth, NC)
    6. Rockingham County - US/NCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    7. Rockingham County - US/NCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    8. Rockingham County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    9. Rockingham County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    10. Rockingham County Vital Records - Rockingham County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 56, Wentworth, NC 27375.

      Census Information:
    11. 1790 Census (I) and (T) - Rockingham, NC 1790 U.S. Census


  • Rowan County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 30, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Anson County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1753
    County Seat:  Salisbury, North Carolina

    County history - Rowan County is named in honor of Matthew Rowan (died April, 1760) was the acting colonial governor of North Carolina in 1753 and 1754, following the death of governor Nathaniel Rice. In 1753, the area that had previously been the northern part of Anson County was formed into Rowan County, named in his honor..

    Rowan Courthouse
    GHLL Rowan County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Rowan 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 - Rowan County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Genealogical Society of Rowan County / Salisbury, NC)
    6. US/NCGenWeb site - Rowan County Archives
    7. US/NCGenWeb - Rowan County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - or, Rowan County Register of Deeds, 402 North Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28145.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Cabarrus County (south), Davidson County (east), Davie County (north),
             Iredell County (west), Stanly County (southeast).
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
             linked.

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    Census Information:
  • 1759 Tax Listings
  • 1850 Federal Census - (T)

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  • Scotland County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 30, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Richmond County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1899
    County Seat:  Laurinburg, North Carolina

    County history - Scotland County is named in honor of the country Scotland, part of the United Kingdom.

    Scotland Courthouse
    GHLL Scotland 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 - Scotland County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NCGenWeb site - Scotland County Archives
    7. US/NCGenWeb - Scotland County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Scotland County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 769, Laurinburg, NC 28353.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hoke County (northeast), Robeson County (southeast), Marlboro County,
                South Carolina
    (southwest), Richmond County (northwest), Moore County
             (north).

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  • Stanly County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Montgomery County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1841
    County Seat:  Albemarle, North Carolina

    County history - Stanly County is named in honor of John Stanly (9 April 1774 - 2 August 1834) was a Federalist U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1801 and 1803 and again between 1809 and 1811.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Stanly County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Stanly County Vital Records - Stanly County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 97, Albemarle, NC 28002.


  • Stokes County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  May 8, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Surry County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1789
    County Seat:  Danbury, North Carolina

    County history - Stokes County is named in honor of Captain John Stokes (1756-1790), a Revolutionary War officer and member of the House of Commons.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Stokes County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Stokes County Vital Records - Stokes County Register Of Deeds, P.O. Box 67, Danbury, NC 27016.

      Census Information:
    10. 1800 Census (I) and (T) - One Index file, three text files
    11. 1810 Census (I) and (T) - One Index file, eight text files


  • Surry County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 21, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Rowan County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1771
    County Seat:  Dobson, North Carolina

    County history - Surry County is named in honor of the county of Surrey, England, birthplace of the incumbent (1765 to 1771) Governor William Tryon.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Surry County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Surry County Vital Records - Surry County Register of Deeds, 201 E. Kapp Street, PO Box 303, Dobson, NC 27017.

      Census Information:
    9. 1880 Census (T) - Federal Census Surry County, North Carolina (ED 169 & ED 174)


  • Swain County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 21, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Jackson and Macon Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1871
    County Seat:  Bryson City, North Carolina

    County history - Swain County is named in honor of David Lowry Swain (1801 1868), a governor of North Carolina and president of the University of North Carolina.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Swain County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Swain County Vital Records - Swain County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 1183, Bryson City, NC 28713.

    9. Swain County - Migrations


  • Transylvania County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 17, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Henderson and Jackson Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1861
    County Seat:  Brevard, North Carolina

    County history - Transylvania County is derived from the Latin words, trans, meaning across and sylva, meaning woods.

    Transylvania Courthouse
    GHLL Transylvania 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 - Transylvania County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Transylvania Genealogical Society / Brevard, NC)
    6. US/NCGenWeb site - Transylvania County Archives
    7. US/NCGenWeb - Transylvania County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Transylvania County Register of Deeds, 12 East Main Street, Brevard, NC 28712.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Henderson County (east), Greenville County, South Carolina (southeast),
             Pickens County, South Carolina (south), Oconee County, South Carolina
             (southwest), Jackson County (west), Haywood County (northwest),
             Buncombe County (northeast).
               Note:  County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                  clickable (meaning linked).

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  • Tyrrell County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 2, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Bertie, Chowan, Currituck and Pasquotank Districts (Counties).
    Established:  xx-xxx-1729
    County Seat:  Columbia, North Carolina

    County history - Tyrrell County is named in honor of Sir John Tyrrell, one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina.

    Tyrrell Courthouse
    GHLL Tyrrell County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Tyrrell County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Tyrrell County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Tyrrell County Genealogical & Historical Society
          PO Box 686
          Columbia, NC 27825

    5. US/NCGenWeb - Tyrrell County Archives) (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NCGenWeb site - Tyrrell County Archives
    7. US/NCGenWeb - Tyrrell County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Tyrrell County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 449, Columbia, NC 27925.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Washington County (west), Dare County (east), Hyde County (south).

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  • Union County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 17, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Anson and Mecklenburg Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1842
    County Seat:  Monroe, North Carolina

    County history - Union County is named as a compromise after a dispute between local Whigs as to whether it should be named Clay, for Henry Clay, and Democrats who wanted to name it Jackson County for Andrew Jackson.

    Union Courthouse
    GHLL Union 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 - Union County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (The Heritage Room / Monroe, NC)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Union County Historical Society / (multiple townships, NC)
    7. US/NCGenWeb site - Union County Archives
    8. US/NCGenWeb - Union County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Union County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 248, Monroe, NC 28111.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Cabarrus County (north), Stanly County (north-northeast), Anson County
             (east), Chesterfield County, South Carolina (south-southeast), Lancaster
                County, South Carolina
    (southwest), Mecklenburg County (northwest).
               Note:  County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                  clickable (meaning linked).

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  • Vance County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 2, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Granville, Warren and Franklin counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1881
    County Seat:  Henderson, North Carolina

    County history - Vance County is named in honor of Zebulon Baird Vance (1830-1894) of Buncombe Co. and twice, former governor and U.S. senator who never lived in Vance County

    Vance Courthouse
    GHLL Vance County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Vance County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Vance County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Vance County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 2284
          Henderson, N.C. 27536

    5. US/NCGenWeb site - Vance County Archives
    6. US/NCGenWeb - Vance County Genealogy & History
    7. Vance County Vital Records - Vance County Register of Deeds, 22 Young St., Suite F, Henderson, NC 27536.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Mecklenburg County, Virginia (north), Warren County (east), Franklin
             County (south), Granville County (west).

        Vance County - Quick facts

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  • Wake County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 17, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Cumberland, Johnston, and Orange Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1771
    County Seat:  Raleigh, North Carolina

    County history - Wake County is named in honor of Margaret Wake, wife of Governor William Tryon.

    Wake Courthouse

    Capitol history - In 1722 the Assembly selected Edenton as the capital, but years passed before modest government facilities became available. North Carolina was without a fixed capital. Governors lived in their own homes and the Assembly moved from place to place, meeting in private homes, and in courthouses when available.
             The Capitol is the second building on this site. In 1792, Raleigh was established as North Carolina's permanent seat of government. A simple, two-story brick State House was built on Union Square between 1792 and 1796.
             When the State House burned in 1831, the General Assembly of 1832-1833 ordered that a new Capitol be built as an enlarged version of the old State House--that is, a cross-shaped building featuring a central, domed rotunda. Its principals modified and greatly improved the earlier design, essentially giving the Capitol its present appearance and plan.

    North Carolina State Capitol

    GHLL Wake 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 - Wake County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wake County Genealogical Society / Raleigh, NC)
    6. US/NCGenWeb site - Wake County Archives
    7. US/NCGenWeb - Wake County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Wake County Register of Deeds, One Bank of America Plaza, Suite 300 - Floor 3, 412 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Granville County (north), Franklin County (northeast), Nash County (east),
             Johnston County (southeast), Harnett County (southwest), Chatham
             County (west), Durham County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
  • 1790 Federal Census - (T)

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  • Warren County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 17, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Bute County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1779
    County Seat:  Warrenton, North Carolina

    County history - Warren County is named in honor of Dr. Joseph Warren (June 11, 1741  June 17, 1775) was an American doctor and soldier, remembered for playing a leading role in American Patriot organizations in Boston and for his death as a volunteer private soldier while also serving as chief executive of the revolutionary Massachusetts government.

    Warren Courthouse
    GHLL Warren 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 - Warren County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Warren County Historical Association
          210 Plummer Street
          Warrenton, NC 27589

    5. US/NCGenWeb site - Warren County Archives
    6. US/NCGenWeb - Warren County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Warren County Register of Deeds, 109 Main Street, P.O. Box 506, Warrenton, NC 27589.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Brunswick County, Virginia (north-northeast), Northampton County
             (northeast), Halifax County (east), Franklin County (south), Vance County
             (west), Mecklenburg County, Virginia (north-northwest).
               Note:  County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                  clickable (meaning linked).

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  • Washington County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 17, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Tyrrell County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1799
    County Seat:  Plymouth, North Carolina

    County history - Washington County is named in honor of George Washington (1732-1799), the 1st President of the United States.

    Washington Courthouse
    GHLL Washington 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 - Washington County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Washington County Historical Society / Plymouth, NC)
    6. US/NCGenWeb site - Washington County Archives
    7. US/NCGenWeb - Washington County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Washington County Register of Deeds, 120 Adam's Street, P.O. Box 1007, Plymouth, NC 27962.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Chowan County (north; across Albemarle Sound), Perquimans County
             (northeast; across Albemarle Sound), Tyrrell County (east), Hyde County
             (southeast), Beaufort County (southwest), Martin County (west), Bertie
                County
    (northwest).
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                  clickable (meaning linked).

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  • Wayne County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  May 7, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Dobbs County.
    Established:  02-Nov-1779
    County Seat:  Goldsboro, North Carolina

    County history - Wayne County is named in honor of "Mad Anthony" Wayne (1745 - 1796), a general in the American Revolutionary War.

    Wayne Courthouse
    GHLL Wayne County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Wayne County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Wayne County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wayne County Historical Association / Goldsboro, NC)
    6. US/NCGenWeb site - Wayne County Archives
    7. US/NCGenWeb - Wayne County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Wayne County Register of Deeds, 224-226 E. Walnut Street, Goldsboro, NC 27533.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Wilson County (north), Greene County (east-northeast), Lenoir County
             (east-southeast), Duplin County (south), Sampson County (southwest),
             Johnston County (west).

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    Census Information:
  • 1800 Federal Census - (I) and (T)

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  • Wilkes County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 8, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Surry County and the District of Washington.
    Established:  15-Feb-1778
    County Seat:  Wilkesboro, North Carolina

    County history - Wilkes County is named in honor of John Wilkes who was a violent opponent of the Tory party in England. He was not allowed to take his seat in Parliament to which he had been elected. The Americans imagined that he was suffering in the cause of liberty and named this county in his honor.

    Wilkes Courthouse
    GHLL Wilkes 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 - Wilkes County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wilkes Genealogical Society / North Wilkesboro, NC)
    6. US/NCGenWeb site - Wilkes County Archives
    7. US/NCGenWeb - Wilkes County Genealogy & History
    8. Wilkes County Vital Records - Wilkes County Register of Deeds, 500 Court House Drive, Suite 1000, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Alexander County (south), Alleghany County (north), Ashe County
             (northwest), Caldwell County (southwest), Iredell County (southeast),
             Surry County (northeast), Watauga County (west), Yadkin County (east).

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    Census Information:
  • 1790 Federal Census - (I)

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  • Wilson County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 20, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Edgecombe, Wayne, Johnston, and Nash Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1855
    County Seat:  Wilson, North Carolina

    County history - Wilson County is named in honor of Louis D. Wilson, a state legislator from Edgecombe County, and a colonel in the Mexican-American War, who died of fever at Veracruz during the Mexican-American War.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wilson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wilson County Vital Records - Wilson County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 1728, Wilson, NC 27694.

      Census Information:
    9. 1860 Census (T) - Federal Census Wilson County, North Carolina (File 14 files)


  • Yadkin County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 26, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Surry County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1850
    County Seat:  Yadkinville, North Carolina

    County history - Yadkin County is derived from the Yadkin River which runs through it and is one of the longest rivers in North Carolina.

    Yadkin Courthouse
    GHLL Yadkin 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 - Yadkin County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Yadkin Valley Historical Association / Yadkinville, NC)
          Yadkin County Historical & Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 1250
          Yadkinville, NC 27055

    6. US/NCGenWeb site - Yadkin County Archives
    7. US/NCGenWeb - Yadkin County Genealogy & History
    8. Yadkin County Vital Records - Yadkin County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 211, Yadkinville, NC 27055.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Surry County (north), Forsyth County (east), Davie County (south-southeast), Iredell County (south-southwest), Wilkes County (west).

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  • Yancey County, North Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 13, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Buncombe and Burke Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1833
    County Seat:  Burnsville, North Carolina

    County history - Yancey County is named in honor of Bartlett Yancey (1785-1828), a United States Congressman, Speaker of the North Carolina Senate, and early advocate for the North Carolina Public School System.

    Yancey Courthouse
    GHLL Yancey 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 - Yancey County, NC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NCGenWeb site - Yancey County Archives
    7. US/NCGenWeb - Yancey County Genealogy & History
    8. Yancey County Vital Records - Yadkin County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 211, Burnsville, NC 28714.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Mitchell County (northeast), McDowell County (southeast), Buncombe
                County
    (southwest), Madison County (west), Unicoi County, Tennessee
             (northwest).

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