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Guide to Yancey County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Yancey County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Yancey County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded 1833
County Seat Burnsville
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County Courthouse

Yancey County Courthouse, Burnsville, N.C.

Yancey County Courthouse
Burnsville, NC 28714
Phone: 818-682-2174

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and burial records

Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1875, pr, ct
land rec from 1870; Depart of Archive &
History in Raleigh, NC has older rec[1]


Parent County

1833--Yancey County was created from Burke and Buncombe Counties.
County seat: Burnsville [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Some early records are missing. For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





For tips on accessing Yancey County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.




Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company C
:- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company G
:- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company E




Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Yancey County, North Carolina. Page 514.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.


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