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      The 12th U.S. State to join the Union:   21-Nov-1789
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Extinct North Carolina Counties:: (linked to a current Co. if noted, ):
    (If you know of more to be added, please contact us.)
County Name

Albemarle -

Bath -
Bute -

Dobbs -

Glasgow -

Tennessee -

Tryon -

Washington -

Factual information

Established in 1664, before being abolished in 1689, the following counties were
         formed: Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank, and Perquimans Counties.
Established in 1696 and abolished in 1739.
Formed in 1764 from the eastern part of Granville Co.. In 1779 Bute Co.
         was divided into Franklin and Warren Counties, and ceased to exist.
Formed in 1758 from Johnston Co.. In 1779 the western part of Dobbs
         Co. became Wayne Co., and the Co. seat was moved from its
         original location on Walnut Creek to the town of Kingston, which was
         renamed Kinston in 1784. In 1791 Dobbs Co. was divided into
         Glasgow (later renamed Greene Co.) & Lenoir Counties, & ceased to
Created in 1791, when old Dobbs Co. was abolished and its territory split
         into the new Glasgow (north) and Lenoir (south) counties. Consequently,
         the Co.'s name was changed to Greene in 1799 after discovery of a
         huge conspiracy to defraud the state out of large tracts of public land.
Created in 1796, and renamed Montgomery Co., when Tennessee achieved
         statehood, to lessen confusion.
Formed in 1768 from the part of Mecklenburg Co.. In 1779 Tryon Co.
         was divided into Lincoln and Rutherford Counties, and ceased to exist.
Formed in 1788, absorbed into the State of Tennessee, and ceased to exist (not
         to be confused with present day Washington Co., NC.

Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
  Please click on graphic below, " " (if present)  for the entire GHLL county "package"

(To list a local society, please contact us.)

County Name

       A ——
Alamance -
Alleghany -
Ashe -

       B ——
Beaufort -
Buncombe -
Buncombe -
Burke -

       C ——
Cabarrus -
Caldwell -
Carteret -
Caswell -
Cleveland -
Craven -

       D ——
Davidson -
Duplin -
Duplin -
Durham -

       F ——
Forsyth -
Franklin -

       G ——
Granville -
Granville -
Greene -
Guilford -

       H ——
Harnett -
Henderson -

       I ——
Iredell -

       J ——
Jones -

       L ——
Lee -
Lenoir -

       M ——
Martin -
Mecklenburg -
Moore -
Moore -

       N ——
New Hanover -

       O ——
Onslow -
Orange -

       P ——
Pasquotank -
Pender -
Pitt -
Pitt -

       R ——
Randolph -
Richmond -
Richmond -
Rockingham -
Rockingham -
Rowan -

       S ——
Stokes -
Stokes -
Stanly -
Surry -
Swain -

       T ——
Transylvania -
Tyrrell -

       U ——
Union -
Union -

       V ——
Vance -

       W ——
Wake -
Warren -
Washington -
Wayne -
Wilkes -
Wilson -

       Y ——
Yadkin -
Yadkin -
Society Name and Location

Alamance County Genealogical Society (Burlington, NC)
Alleghany County Historical ~ Genealogical Society & Historical Museum (Sparta, NC)
Ashe County Historical Society (Jefferson, NC)

Beaufort County Genealogical Society (Washington, NC)
Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society (Ashveville, NC)
Buncombe County Historical Society (Ashveville, NC)
Burke County Genealogical Society (Morganton, NC)

Cabarrus Genealogy Society (Concord, NC)
Caldwell Historical Society & Museum (Shelby, NC)
Carteret County Historical Society - The History Place (Morehead City, NC)
Caswell County Historical Association (Yancyville, NC)
Broad River Genealogical Society (Shelby, NC)
Craven County Genealogical Society (New Bern, NC)

Genealogical Society of Davidson Co. (Lexington, NC)
Duplin County Historical Society (Kenansville Hill, NC)
Old New Hanover County Genealogical Society (Wilmington, NC)
Durham-Orange Genealogical Society (Chapel Hill, NC)

Forsyth County Genealogical Society (Winston-Salem, NC)
Heritage Society of Franklin County (Facebook) (Louisburg, NC)

Granville County Genealogical Society 1746 (Oxford, NC)
Tar River Connections Genealogical Society ( Rocky Mount, NC)
Greene County Museum (Snow Hill, NC)
Guilford County Genealogical Society (Greensboro, NC)

Harnett County Genealogical Society (Buies Creek, NC)
Henderson County Genealogical & Historical Society (Hendersonville, NC)

Iredell County (Tracks) Genealogical Society (Statesville, NC)

Jones County Historical Society (Trenton, NC)

Lee County Genealogical & Historical Society (Sanford, NC)
Historical Preservation Group (Kinston, NC)

Martin Co. Historical Society (Williamston, NC)
Steele Creek Historical and Genealogical Society (Charlotte, NC)
Moore County Genealogical Society (Pinehurst, NC)
Moore County Historical Association (Southern Pines, NC)

Old New Hanover Genealogical Society & Library (Wilmington, NC)

Onslow County Historical Society (Jacksonville, NC)
Durham-Orange Genealogical Society (Chapel Hill, NC)

Family Research Society of Northeastern NC (Elizabeth City, NC)
Pender County Museum & Historical Society (Burgaw, NC)
Pitt County Family Researchers (Greenville, NC)
Pitt County Historical Society (Greenville, NC)

Randolph County Genealogical Society (Asheboro, NC)
Richmond County Genealogical Society (Rockingham, NC)
Richmond County Historical Society (Rockingham, NC)
Rockingham County Historical Society (Wentworth, NC)
Rockingham-Stokes Genealogical Society (Mayodan, NC)
Genealogical Society of Rowan County (Salisbury, NC)

Rockingham-Stokes Genealogical Society (Mayodan, NC)
Stokes County Historical Society (Danbury, NC)
Stanly County Genealogical Society & Museum (Albemarle, NC)
Surry County Genealogical Association (Dobson, NC)
Swain County Genealogical Society (Bryson City, NC)

Transylvania Genealogical Society (Brevard, NC)
Tyrrell County Genealogical & Historical Society (Columbia, NC)

The Heritage Room (Monroe, NC)
Union County Historical Society (multiple townships, NC)

Vance County Historical Society (Henderson, NC)

Wake County Genealogical Society (Raleigh, NC)
Warren County Historical Association (Warrenton, NC)
Washington County Historical Society (Plymouth, NC)
Wayne County Historical Association (Goldsboro, NC)
Wilkes Genealogical Society (North Wilkesboro, NC)
Wilson County Genealogical Society (Wilson, NC)

Yadkin County Historical & Genealogical Society (Yadkinville, NC)
Yadkin Valley Historical Association (Yadkinville, NC)

— Serving multiple areas —
Family Research Society Of Northeastern North Carolina (Elizabeth City, NC) - Serving
         Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties. The
         Northeastern Counties of North Carolina are part of the original Albemarle County
         which was established in 1664 and was the first organized and settled area of the
Historical Preservation Group (Kinston, NC) - Serving Lenoir,Greene and Jones Counties.
Tar River Connections Genealogical Society (Rocky Mount, NC) - Serving Beaufort Precinct
         (County), Pitt County, Edgecombe Precinct (County), Nash County, Franklin County,
         Vance County, Granville County, Person County, Wilson County, Halifax County
Yadkin Valley Historical Association (Yadkinville, NC) - Serving Ashe, Alleghany, Surry,
         Stokes, Rockingham, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, Forsyth, Caldwell, Alexander, Iredell,
         Davie, Rowan and Davidson Counties.

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