Craven County, North Carolina

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Craven County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Founded 1705
County Seat New Bern
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Craven County, North Carolina Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1740
1913
1790
1707
1700

Craven County Courthouse 
406 Craven Street
New Bern, North Carolina 28560
Phone: 252-636-6617

Register of Deed has birth and death from 1914
Marriage and land records from 1700
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1915;
City Clerk has burial records[1]

Craven County Courthouse.jpg

For wills and estate records contact:

Estates Division
Craven County Clerk of Court
302 Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 639-9004

For Vital Records (births, deaths, marriages) and Land Records contact:

Craven County Register of Deeds
226 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 636-6617
Online indexes available at http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx

History

1.) Craven County one of three counties (Albemarle and Clarendon being the others) set up in 1664 by the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. Its territory embraced what later became South Carolina. 2.) Craven County was established in 1705 as Archdale Precinct of Bath County, although there is evidence that an Archdale County existed as early as 1696. The name was changed to Craven County about 1712. 3.) Craven County included the Ashley River settlement known as Charles Town (Charleston, South Carolina).

Parent County

1705--Craven County was created 3 December 1705 from the Archdale Precinct of Bath County. Bath County was abolished in 1739.
County seat: New Bern [2]

Boundary Changes

1722--Carteret County was formed from Craven in 1722, with several boundary changes through the 1880s.
1729--New Hanover County was formed from Craven in 1729.
1746--Johnston County was formed from Craven in 1746.
1757--Part of Beaufort County was annexed to Craven in 1757 and 1801.
1764--Part of Craven was annexed to Dobbs County in 1764.
1778--Jones County was formed from Craven in 1778.
1787--Parts of Craven were annexed to Pitt County in 1787; Lenoir County in 1798, 1804 and 1819; and Greene County in 1801.
1872--Pamlico County was formed from parts of Craven and Beaufort Counties in 1872, and part of Craven was annexed to Pamlico in 1875.[3]

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Bridgeton (2001 population: 201)
  • Cove City (2001 population: 425)
  • Dover (2001 population: 443)
  • Havelock (2001 population: 22,463)
  • New Bern (2001 population: 23,415)
  • River Bend (2001 population: 2,918)
  • Trent Woods (2001 population: 4,186)
  • Vanceboro (2001 population: 892)[4]

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
Church of England
  • Craven Parish, New Bern, N.C. Later called Christ Church Parish. Established 1715.[8] Official website.

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

  • Craven County maps - more than 40 maps from the North Carolina State Library's NC Maps website

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Craven County for European settlers included:[9]

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Craven County.

Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.


Civil War Confederate units

Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Newspapers

The first newspaper in North Carolina was published in New Bern, N.C., by James Davis in 1751. The North Carolina State Archives has microfilmed copies of many New Bern newspapers. A list of North Carolina Newspapers, including Craven County can be found at the North Carolina Newspaper Index page of the North Carolina Newspaper Project. Craven County newspapers begin on page 37 of the index.

Probate

Vital Records

Birth and death records from 1913 can be found at the Register of Deeds Office for Craven County at 226 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560. An online index is available at http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx. Uncertified copies can be ordered for a small fee.  Please see Register of Deeds website for more information.

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Craven County, North Carolina. Page 508 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. David L. Corbett, The Formation of the North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943 (Raleigh: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1950), 74-79.
  4. The Directory of Municipal Officials and Buyers' Guide, 2004 (Raleigh, N.C.: NC League of Municipalities, 2004).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lemuel Burkitt and Jesse Read, A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist Association: From Its Original Rise Down to 1808 (1808), Chapter 16. Digital version at St Paul's Seminary website.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:317, 490. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  7. Morgan Edwards, Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia (1772), 148. Digitized by SCDL Collections - free.
  8. Lawrence Foushee London and Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, The Episcopal Church in North Carolina, 1701-1959 (Raleigh, N.C.: The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, 1987), 24. FHL Book 975.6 K2e; Robert J. Cain, ed., The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741 (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), 500. FHL Book 975.6 K2cr; "Christ Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  9. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.
  10. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)
  11. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)