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ANSON COUNTY
North Carolina
United States

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Introduction

     Anson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 25,275. Its county seat is Wadesboro.  The county was formed in 1750 from Bladen County. It was named for George Anson, Baron Anson, a British admiral, who circumnavigated the globe from 1740 to 1744, and later became First Lord of the Admiralty.

     Like its parent county Bladen, Anson County was originally a vast territory with indefinite northern and western boundaries. Reductions in its extent began in 1753, when the northern part of it became Rowan County. In 1762 the western part of Anson County became Mecklenburg County. In 1779 the northern part of what remained of Anson County became Montgomery County, and the part east of the Pee Dee River became Richmond County. Finally, in 1842 the western part of Anson County was combined with the southeastern part of Mecklenburg County to become Union County.

     Counties that lie adjacent to Anson are: counties Stanly County, North Carolina – north; Richmond County, North Carolina – east; Marlboro County, South Carolina - south east; Chesterfield County, South Carolina –south, and Union County, North Carolina –west.

Source: Wikipedia

 

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COUNTY RECORDS

Anson County Clerk of Superior Court has Court Records from 1771 and Probate Records from 1751 and is located at Courthouse, PO Box 1064, Wadesboro, NC 28170; (704) 694-2314, Fax (704) 695-1161 . Courthouse was destroyed in 1868, records fragmented.      The Clerk of the Superior Court holds probate records and court records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Probate records include not only wills, but also loose estates records, most of which have not been microfilmed. Court records may include apprentice bonds, bastardy bonds, and officials' or constables' bonds in addition to dockets, fee and account books, and court minutes and orders. They also have Divorce Records.

 

Anson County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1749 and Marriage Records from 1741 and is located at PO Box 352, N. Greene St, Room 20, Wadesboro NC 28170-0352; 704-694-7594, Fax: 704-694-6135 [EMAIL] .      The register of deeds at the county seat holds land and vital records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Land records may include deeds, grants, plats, and other miscellaneous items. Vital records include Birth and Marriage records.

 

There are a few online databases for Court, Land and Probate Records which include: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, North Carolina Will Abstracts, 1660-1790, North Carolina Will Abstracts, 1760-1800 and North Carolina Wills and Inventories

Source: Family History 101 States

HISTORICAL / GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY(s)

Anson County Historical Society
206 East Wade St., Wadesboro, NC  28170
Phone:  704-694-6694, Fax:  704-694-3763

Email:  ansonhistorical@windstream.net

Website: http://www.ansonhistoricalsociety.org/

 

LIBRARIES

Hampton B. Allen Library

120 South Greene Street, Wadesboro, NC 28170
Phone: 704-694-5177  Library Web Site   Online Catalog

Hampton B. Allen Library is a Public library.

This library is a branch or division of the library system that serves Sandhill Region, NC.

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HISTORICAL PLACES

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

National Park Service 

 National Historic Landmarks 

 National Battlefields

National Historic Sites 

 National Historical Parks 

 National Memorials 

 National Monuments

 

Surnames

surnames

The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Dickson;   Neely

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

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Gen-Sites

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Wadesboro

 

Wadesboro

LOCATION: Coordinates: 34°58′5″N 80°4′17″W / 34.96806°N 80.07139°W / 34.96806; -80.07139

PROFILE OF GEN-SITE: Wadesboro is a town in Anson County, North Carolina, United States.  The population was 3,552 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Anson County

FAMILY HISTORY NOTES(s):  It is believed that Michael Dickson and Sarah Neely married in Anson County sometime between 1750 -55.

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Official website of Wadesboro, NC

 

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List of localities

Gazetteer of 
Populated Places

The list below will assist in your research regarding the matching of your ancestors birth, marriage, death dates and in what locality of this county these events may have occurred.

 Source:  Wikipedia

 

The red star in the map at the left designates the location of the seat of government for this county. Yellow stars designate seats of adjacent counties.

 

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CITIES and TOWNS:

·         Ansonville

·         Lilesville

·         McFarlan

·         Morven

·         Peachland

·         Polkton

·         Wadesboro

 

 

Website
Resources

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GENERAL RESOURCES

·         Our Genealogy Reference Library (USA Locations)

·         Genealogy Forum: U.S. States

·         Family Search, IGI Batches, Localities

·         Genealogy.com: Resources by county

·         Rootsweb.com - Localities

·         Cyndi's List - General U.S. Sites

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LOCALITY SPECIFIC RESOURCES

·         Anson County government official website

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Image Gallery

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During our research we have collected images and photographs that are of general interest to a variety of localities.  Some of them are presented on this website because we believe they tend to provide the reader with additional information which may aid in the understanding of our ancestors past lives.

 

The Craig Building, home of the Anson County Historical Society

 

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Contact Information 

Contact information

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