North Carolina County History

Hundreds of thousands of families can trace their lineage through the colonial boundaries of North Carolina. The lands were priceless in value during the mid 18th century, and large migration groups traveled to the area by way of early roads, paths, and trails. Many stayed, and many left for new opportunities. Their footprints give us a chance to take a step into the past and visualize their presence. Welcome to the North Carolina Genealogy page. The format follows a specific timeline theme targeting the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Search for the local county offices, libraries, and state archives if you haven’t already. The data provided below displays the lesser-known documents and materials. Be sure to also use the search tool on Piedmont Trails to enhance your research by visiting the numerous articles about North Carolina. Choose your timeline and migrate through time in North Carolina.

Enjoy Your Journey To The Past

The page has a new look concentrating on the early counties first beginning with the 17th century. As time goes by, the addition of the final stages, namely the 19th and 20th centuries, will appear. Additional articles may be available for various counties on Piedmont Trails.

17th CENTURY NORTH CAROLINA

Albemarle 1664-1738

Estate File Index for Albemarle County

In Ancient Albemarle

Yancy Family of Albemarle County

Bath 1696-1738

Chowan 1668-Today

History of Ballard’s Bridge Church

The Civil War in Chowan County

Clarendon 1664-1667

Craven 1664-1779

Craven County Tax List 1720

Currituck 1668-Today

Pasquotank 1668-Today

Perquimans 1668-Today

18th Century North Carolina

Nearly 70 counties were established during the 18th century era. Several of these were located in Tennessee prior to 1790.

Anson 1750-Today

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1763 Tax List

History of Hopewell United Methodist Church

Sheriffs & Collection of Taxes 1791 and 1792

Survey Book 1762-1773

United Methodist Church Records

Archdale 1705-1712

Ashe 1799-Today

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A History of Ashe County and New River, Virginia Baptist Association by James Floyd Fletcher

History of Ashe County Baptist Association by Dr. M.D. Hart

Minutes of The Stony Fork Missionary Baptist Association

Beaufort 1712-Today

1755 Tax List

1764 Tax List

1779 Tax List

1779 Tax List New Bern District

1784 Tax List

1786 Tax List

1787 Tax List

1789 Tax List

1818 Tax List

Durham’s Creek History & Genealogy

Early History of Washington Park 1839-1925

Saint Peter’s Parish, Washington 1822-1922

Bertie 1722-Today

1774 Tax List

1815 Tax List

1816 Tax List

Marriages 1755-1869

Bladen 1734-Today

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1763 Tax List

1784 Tax List

1788 Tax List

Beatty Family in Bladen County-A Family History by Troy Beatty Jr.

Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church History by Wanda Campbell

Hickory Grove Baptist Church History by Nash Odom

Reeves Family In Bladen County by Ancestral Sketches and Leroy Reeves

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church

Brunswick 1764-Today

Burke 1777-Today

Buncombe 1791-Today

Indian Path in Buncombe County by Gail Tennent

Bute 1764-1779

Cabarrus 1792-Today

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Cabarrus County Estate Files 1793-1953

Dutch Buffalo Creek Meeting House by Frank Bostian

Historic Rocky River Presbyterian Church 1751-1958 by Clarence Blum

Camden 1777-Today

Carteret 1722-Today

Chatham 1771-Today

Craven 1722-Today

Cumberland 1754-Today

Davidson 1783-1790 Later became Tennessee

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Dobbs 1758-1791

Duplin 1750-Today

1815 Tax List

Edgecombe 1741-Today

Fayette 1784-1784 Later Became Part of Cumberland

Franklin 1779-Today

1815 Tax List

Gates 1779-Today

1782 Tax List

1786 Tax List

1789 Tax List

Glasgow 1791-1799

Granville 1746-Today

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1746-1748 Tax List

1755 Tax List

1761 Tax List

1767 Tax List

Colonial Homesites Map

History of Grassy Creek Baptist Church by Robert Devin

Greene 1783-1790 Later Became Tennessee

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Greene 1799-Today

Guilford 1771-Today

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Colonial Court Records for Guilford County

Guilford County Revolutionary War Pension Applicants by Nancy Poquette

Halifax 1758-Today

1782 Tax List

1783 Tax List

Hawkins 1787-1790 Later Became Tennessee

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Hertford 1759-Today

Hyde 1712-Today

Iredell 1788-Today

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1815 Tax List

Early Landowner Map of Iredell County courtesy of Ward Pyles

Johnston 1746-Today

Deed Book 1759-1771

Jones 1779-Today

Lenoir 1791-Today

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Lincoln 1779-Today

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Daniel’s Lutheran Church History 1774-1938 by Rutledge Coon

History Of Lincoln County by Alfred Nixon

Sherrill’s History of Lincoln County by William Sherrill

The Broad Axe and The Forge A narrative of the Unity Church by Franklin Brevard McDowell

Martin 1774-Today

Mecklenburg 1762-Today

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A History of the Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church by Neil Roderick McGeachy

Land Grants on Fishing Creek

The History of Steele Creek Presbyterian Church 1745-1978 by John Douglas

Montgomery 1779-Today

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Moore 1784-Today

Nash 1777-Today

New Hanover 1729-Today

New Hanover Tax List 1782 and 1815

Propositions and Grievances 1790

Northampton 1741-Today

Historic Jackson

Onslow 1734-Today

Orange 1752-Today

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1755 Tax List

Abstracts of Wills 1752-1800 Orange County

New Hope Church Records by D.I. Craig

Pamtecough 1705-1712

Person 1791-Today

Pitt 1760-Today

Sketches of Pitt County by Henry T King

Randolph 1779-Today

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1790 Tax List

Richmond 1779-Today

Robeson 1787-Today

Rockingham 1785-Today

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1815 Tax List

Price Family of Matrimony Creek

Rockingham County, NC Early Marriages

Rowan 1753-Today

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1759 Tax List

1790 Waterways Map

1940 Silent Documentary Film Pertaining to Salisbury History

History of Rowan County, NC by J. J. Bruner

List of Short Biographies of First Settlers in Rowan County

Map of Rowan County and it’s German Pioneer Settlers

Organ Lutheran Church History

Rowan County Early Settlers by Eugene Bean

Salisbury Confederate Prison Association

Sheriffs From 1754 to 1932

The Rowan Story 1753-1953 by James Rowley

Thyatira Presbyterian Church History by Walter Lingle

Wills Index(1743-1971)

Rutherford 1779-Today

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Sampson 1784-Today

Stokes 1789-Today

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Sullivan 1779-1790 Later Became Tennessee

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Sumner 1787-1790 Later Became Tennessee

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Surry 1771-Today

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1771 Tax List

1772 Tax List

Abstracts Deed Books A, B and C 1770-1788 by W.O. Absher

Mt. Airy Directory 1913-1914

Surry County Church History

The Migration of Westfield Quakers from Surry County, NC 1786-1828 by Ashley Ellen Humphries

Tennessee 1788-1790 Later Became Tennessee

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Wake 1771-Today

Warren 1779-Today

1779 Tax List

1784 Tax List

1795 Tax List

1815 Tax List

Washington 1777-1790 Later Became Tennessee

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Washington 1799-Today

Wayne 1779-Today

1786 Tax List

Wilkes 1777-Today

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1787 Tax List

Deed Book G thru H 1782-1815 includes grants

Tyron 1768-1779

Tyrrell 1729-Today

1755 Tax List

1784 Tax List

1786 Tax List

19th Century North Carolina

The 19th & 20th Century Sections Arriving Soon !!

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