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Guide to Nash 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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Nash County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Founded 1777
County Seat Nashville
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Nash County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records

Nash County Courthouse
Rm 104 P O Box 104
Nashville, NC 27856

Reg of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913 and marriage records from 1872
Clerk Superio Court has divorce and court records 1876
oldest will in Dept of Archives Raleigh NC[1]


Nash County was formed in 1777 from the western part of Edgecombe County. It was named for American Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Nash (1742-1777) of Hillsborough, who had been mortally wounded at the Battle of Germantown that year while fighting under General George Washington. Nashville, the County seat, was settled in 1780 and chartered in 1815. After the Revolutionary War, the County settled down to a pace that made it one of the State's leading farm areas. Since the Civil War, it has been known primarily as a leading agricultural County, but it has experienced steady industrial growth since that time.

Parent County

1777--Nash County was created from Edgecombe County.
County seat: Nashville [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 website.

Record Loss

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 Nash County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

  • Falls of Tar. Constituted 1757.[3]
  • Poplar Spring. Constituted 1793.[3]



  • Several NC state business directories are available online.  Visit this list of directories, open the directory, and navigate to Nash County.  Directories include information on area businesses and citizens. 


Family Histories


  • [Boddie] Leary, Helen F.M. "The Two William Boddies of North Carolina," The American Genealogist, Vol. 66, No. 1 (Jan. 1991):16-29; Vol. 62, No. 2 (Apr. 1991):106-110; Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul. 1991):148-153. Available at FHL.
  • [Pridgen] Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online Pridgen family of Sapony Creek, Nash County, North Carolina : some descendants of William Pridgen, d. ca. 1762, Vol. II - full-text freely available via Brigham Young University. 


The first land grants in the area date from 1743.

Local Histories



Civil War

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

-2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company H
:- 13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company B
:- 1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves, Company A
:- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company A
:- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company E
:- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, 1st Company E
:- 3rd Battalion, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain D W William's Company




Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please visit their website for more information.

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Moore County, North Carolina. Page 511 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. 3.0 3.1 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:488; 2:566. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990; "Falls of the Tar Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,, accessed 22 October 2012.


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