Alamance County, North Carolina

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
On July 17, 1849, the Alamance County Commissioners voted to spend $8,000 to construct a courthouse in a 75-acre (300,000 m2) area located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the Providence Church. The County Commissioners expected to pay for the courthouse through the sale of land in the new county seat of Graham. They also levied an ad valorem tax on property of 35.25 cents per $100 valuation and a poll tax of 73.75 cents.<br>The courthouse was constructed with brick for the sum of $6,400 and was opened in 1852. In 1888, 2 new wings were added to the courthouse and the exterior of the courthouse was stuccoed. The courthouse remained open until 1923, when the County Commissioners voted for a new courthouse to replace the over 70-year-old building. The original courthouse was demolished. The only remaining piece of the old courthouse is the 400 lb (180 kg) bell from the cupola, which currently resides at Sesquicentennial Park in Courthouse Square in Graham.
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On July 17, 1849, the Alamance County Commissioners voted to spend $8,000 to construct a courthouse in a 75-acre (300,000 m2) area located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the Providence Church. The County Commissioners expected to pay for the courthouse through the sale of land in the new county seat of Graham. They also levied an ad valorem tax on property of 35.25 cents per $100 valuation and a poll tax of 73.75 cents.<br>The courthouse was constructed with brick for the sum of $6,400 and was opened in 1852. In 1888, 2 new wings were added to the courthouse and the exterior of the courthouse was stuccoed. The courthouse remained open until 1923, when the County Commissioners voted for a new courthouse to replace the over 70-year-old building. The original courthouse was demolished. The only remaining piece of the old courthouse is the 400 lb (180 kg) bell from the cupola, which currently resides at Sesquicentennial Park in Courthouse Square in Graham.  
  
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(from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alamance_County_Courthouse Wikipedia])  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Alamance County was named after Great Alamance Creek, site of the Battle of Alamance (May 16, 1771). This pre-Revelutionary War battle in which militia under the command of Governor William Tryon crushed the Regulator movement. The Great Alamance Creek, and in turn the Little Alamance Creek, according to legend, were named after a local Native American word to describe the blue mud that was found at the bottom of the creeks. Other legends say that the name came from another local Native American word meaning "noisy river" or for the Alamanni region of Rhineland, Germany, where many of the early settlers would have come from. Before being formed as a county, the region had at least one known small Southeastern tribe of Native American in the 18th century - the Sissipahaw who lived in the area bound by modern Saxapahaw, the area known as the Hawfields, and Haw River in the county European settlers entered the region in the late 17th century chiefly following Native American trading paths, and set up their farms what they called the "Haw Old Fields", fertile ground previously tilled by the Sissipahaw. The paths later became the basis of the railroad and interstate highway routes.
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Alamance County was named after Great Alamance Creek, site of the Battle of Alamance (May 16, 1771). This pre-Revelutionary War battle in which militia under the command of Governor William Tryon crushed the Regulator movement. The Great Alamance Creek, and in turn the Little Alamance Creek, according to legend, were named after a local Native American word to describe the blue mud that was found at the bottom of the creeks. Other legends say that the name came from another local Native American word meaning "noisy river" or for the Alamanni region of Rhineland, Germany, where many of the early settlers would have come from. Before being formed as a county, the region had at least one known small Southeastern tribe of Native American in the 18th century - the Sissipahaw who lived in the area bound by modern Saxapahaw, the area known as the Hawfields, and Haw River in the county European settlers entered the region in the late 17th century chiefly following Native American trading paths, and set up their farms what they called the "Haw Old Fields", fertile ground previously tilled by the Sissipahaw. The paths later became the basis of the railroad and interstate highway routes.  
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/cemeteries/shiloh.txt Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery, (partial)]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/cemeteries/shiloh.txt Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery, (partial)]
  
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Has Court Records starting from 1849 and Probate Records from 1832.  
 
Has Court Records starting from 1849 and Probate Records from 1832.  
  
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A number of Court records have been transcribed at the following sites:
  
A number of Court records have been transcribed at the following sites:
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/court/ireland116wl.txt John Ireland vs D. A. Montgomery, 1859]&nbsp;  
 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/court/lambeth173wl.txt A. F. Lambeth vs James T. Bird, 1862]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/court/ireland116wl.txt John Ireland vs D. A. Montgomery, 1859]&nbsp;
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/court/moorejam.txt Dicky Moore &amp; Hiram James, Agreement, 1854]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/court/lambeth173wl.txt A. F. Lambeth vs James T. Bird, 1862]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/court/murray128wl.txt John Murray Estate Sale, 1860]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/court/moorejam.txt Dicky Moore &amp; Hiram James, Agreement, 1854]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/court/wehay305nwl.txt Juanite Murray vs W. E. Hay, 1892]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/court/murray128wl.txt John Murray Estate Sale, 1860]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/court/wehay305nwl.txt Juanite Murray vs W. E. Hay, 1892]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/court/rouse01.txt George W. Swepson vs McAden &amp; Rouse, 1864]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/court/rouse01.txt George W. Swepson vs McAden &amp; Rouse, 1864]
  
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You may also check for deed records in the [http://www.alamance-nc.com/d/register-of-deeds/register-of-deeds-search.html Alamance County Deeds Records Search]  
 
You may also check for deed records in the [http://www.alamance-nc.com/d/register-of-deeds/register-of-deeds-search.html Alamance County Deeds Records Search]  
  
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A number of Land Records have been transcribed and are available at the following sites:
  
A number of Land Records have been transcribed and are available at the following sites:
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/alamance/bradford_taylor_1823.html Bradford-Taylor Land Sales]  
 
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/alamance/ala_nc_land_grants.html Land Grants Index]  
*[http://ncgenweb.us/alamance/bradford_taylor_1823.html Bradford-Taylor Land Sales]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/barbee423gdd.txt Abemilick Barbee et al to Thomas Reding, 1795]  
*[http://ncgenweb.us/alamance/ala_nc_land_grants.html Land Grants Index]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/burnett514gdd.txt Sidney Burnett Et Al to John A. Reddin, 1909]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/barbee423gdd.txt Abemilick Barbee et al to Thomas Reding, 1795]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/carrol422gdd.txt Stephen Carrell et al to Thomas Reding, 1792]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/burnett514gdd.txt Sidney Burnett Et Al to John A. Reddin, 1909]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/reading427gdd.txt John Reading to James Thompson, 1798]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/carrol422gdd.txt Stephen Carrell et al to Thomas Reding, 1792]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/redding505gdd.txt William Redding to William Woods, 1879]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/reading427gdd.txt John Reading to James Thompson, 1798]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/northcar421gdd.txt Thomas Reding Land Grant, 1780]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/redding505gdd.txt William Redding to William Woods, 1879]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/northcar424gdd.txt Thomas Reding Land Grant, 1797]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/northcar421gdd.txt Thomas Reding Land Grant, 1780]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/reding426gdd.txt Thomas Reding to James Crabtree, 1798]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/northcar424gdd.txt Thomas Reding Land Grant, 1797]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/reding426gdd.txt Thomas Reding to James Crabtree, 1798]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/reding425gdd.txt Thomas Reding to John Reding, 1798]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/reding425gdd.txt Thomas Reding to John Reding, 1798]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/roney01.txt James Roney to Alexander Benson, 1801]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/roney01.txt James Roney to Alexander Benson, 1801]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/deeds/thompson74gdd.txt John Thompson to Thomas Thompson, 1828]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/deeds/thompson74gdd.txt John Thompson to Thomas Thompson, 1828]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/deeds/thompson75gdd.txt Thomas Thompson to John Newlin, 1828]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/deeds/thompson75gdd.txt Thomas Thompson to John Newlin, 1828]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/deeds/thompson76gdd.txt Thomas Thompson to John Newlin, 1829][http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/burnett514gdd.txt ][http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/barbee423gdd.txt ][[]]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/deeds/thompson76gdd.txt Thomas Thompson to John Newlin, 1829][http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/burnett514gdd.txt][http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/deeds/barbee423gdd.txt][[]]
  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
 
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
 
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
  
:-[[6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:-[[6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]  
 
:-[[8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
:-[[8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
[http://www.alamance-nc.com/d/clerk-of-court.html Alamance County Clerk of the Court] has copies of Probate records from 1832, including wills, estate records, and records associated with the administration of an estate.
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[http://www.alamance-nc.com/d/clerk-of-court.html Alamance County Clerk of the Court] has copies of Probate records from 1832, including wills, estate records, and records associated with the administration of an estate.  
  
There are copies of transcribed wills or estate records at the following sites:
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There are copies of transcribed wills or estate records at the following sites:  
  
*[http://ncgenweb.us/alamance/david_bradford_will.html Will of David Bradford]
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/alamance/david_bradford_will.html Will of David Bradford]  
*[http://ncgenweb.us/alamance/dickey_will.html Will of James Dickey of Orange County]
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/alamance/dickey_will.html Will of James Dickey of Orange County]  
*[http://ncgenweb.us/alamance/nancy_bird_will.html Will of Nancy Bird]
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/alamance/nancy_bird_will.html Will of Nancy Bird]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/wills/alamwill.txt Index of Alamance County Wills]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/wills/alamwill.txt Index of Alamance County Wills]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/wills/coble225gwl.txt Catherine Cortner Coble, 1843]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/wills/coble225gwl.txt Catherine Cortner Coble, 1843]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/wills/coble226gwl.txt George Coble, 1815]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/wills/coble226gwl.txt George Coble, 1815]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/wills/hall01.txt Jehu Hall, 1855]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/wills/hall01.txt Jehu Hall, 1855]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/wills/harder01.txt Joseph Harder, 1873]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/wills/harder01.txt Joseph Harder, 1873]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/wills/hughes01.txt John Hughes Sr, 1827]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/wills/hughes01.txt John Hughes Sr, 1827]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/caswell/wills/rudd677nwl.txt John Rudd, 1849]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/caswell/wills/rudd677nwl.txt John Rudd, 1849]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/caswell/wills/rudd678nwl.txt Nancy Rudd, 1829]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/caswell/wills/rudd678nwl.txt Nancy Rudd, 1829]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/wills/stafford50gwl.txt Nathan Stafford, 1893]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/wills/stafford50gwl.txt Nathan Stafford, 1893]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/wills/thompson44gwl.txt Elizabeth Thompson, 1842]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/wills/thompson44gwl.txt Elizabeth Thompson, 1842]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/wills/thompson49gwl.txt Emily Thompson, 1905]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/wills/thompson49gwl.txt Emily Thompson, 1905]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/wills/thompson48gwl.txt Joseph Thompson, 1842]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/wills/thompson48gwl.txt Joseph Thompson, 1842]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/wills/thompson47gwl.txt Robert Thompson, 1840]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/wills/thompson47gwl.txt Robert Thompson, 1840]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/wills/thompson43gwl.txt Thomas Thompson, 1836]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/orange/wills/thompson43gwl.txt Thomas Thompson, 1836]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/wills/thompson46gwl.txt William P. Thompson, 1870]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/wills/thompson46gwl.txt William P. Thompson, 1870]
  
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/alamance/sutton_d.html Sutton Death Records]  
 
*[http://ncgenweb.us/alamance/sutton_d.html Sutton Death Records]  
 
*[http://ncgenweb.us/alamance/sykes_d.html Sykes Death Records]  
 
*[http://ncgenweb.us/alamance/sykes_d.html Sykes Death Records]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/alamancemarriages.html Alamance County Marriages from NCGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance/alamancemarriages.html Alamance County Marriages from NCGenWeb Archives]
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*Alamance County Marriages 1852-1868 [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/content/ncmarriages.html North Carolina Pioneers]
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/alamance/ NCGenWeb: Alamance County] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project&nbsp;  
 
*[http://ncgenweb.us/alamance/ NCGenWeb: Alamance County] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project&nbsp;  
 
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Alamance|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Alamance|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance.html Alamance County NCGenWeb Archives] - many additional records&nbsp;
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/alamance.html Alamance County NCGenWeb Archives] - many additional records&nbsp;  
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*North&nbsp;Carolina Pioneers [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com North&nbsp;Carolina Pioneers]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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County Courthouse

On July 17, 1849, the Alamance County Commissioners voted to spend $8,000 to construct a courthouse in a 75-acre (300,000 m2) area located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the Providence Church. The County Commissioners expected to pay for the courthouse through the sale of land in the new county seat of Graham. They also levied an ad valorem tax on property of 35.25 cents per $100 valuation and a poll tax of 73.75 cents.
The courthouse was constructed with brick for the sum of $6,400 and was opened in 1852. In 1888, 2 new wings were added to the courthouse and the exterior of the courthouse was stuccoed. The courthouse remained open until 1923, when the County Commissioners voted for a new courthouse to replace the over 70-year-old building. The original courthouse was demolished. The only remaining piece of the old courthouse is the 400 lb (180 kg) bell from the cupola, which currently resides at Sesquicentennial Park in Courthouse Square in Graham.


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History

Alamance County was named after Great Alamance Creek, site of the Battle of Alamance (May 16, 1771). This pre-Revelutionary War battle in which militia under the command of Governor William Tryon crushed the Regulator movement. The Great Alamance Creek, and in turn the Little Alamance Creek, according to legend, were named after a local Native American word to describe the blue mud that was found at the bottom of the creeks. Other legends say that the name came from another local Native American word meaning "noisy river" or for the Alamanni region of Rhineland, Germany, where many of the early settlers would have come from. Before being formed as a county, the region had at least one known small Southeastern tribe of Native American in the 18th century - the Sissipahaw who lived in the area bound by modern Saxapahaw, the area known as the Hawfields, and Haw River in the county European settlers entered the region in the late 17th century chiefly following Native American trading paths, and set up their farms what they called the "Haw Old Fields", fertile ground previously tilled by the Sissipahaw. The paths later became the basis of the railroad and interstate highway routes.

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Parent County

1849--Alamance County was created 29 January 1849 from Orange County. County seat: Graham [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

The following Cemeteries have transcribed records:

  • Alamance County Cemetery Listings as below:
    Burnetts Chapel UCC Cemetery listing
    Burnetts Chapel UCC Obits
    Bellemont United Methodist Church Cemetery Listing
    Bellemont United Methodist Church Obit Listing
    Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Bethel United Methodist Church [also linked from listing]
    Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church Cemetery Listing
    Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church Obit Listing
    Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery Listing
    Concord United Methodist Church Obit Listing
    Crawford - Thompson Cemetery Listing
    Cross Roads Presbyterian Church
    Cemetery Listing
    Cross Roads Obit Listing [also linked from listing]
    Cross Roads Presbyterian Church History
    Haw River UMC Cemetery Listing
    Haw River UMC Obit Listing
    Hawfields Presbyterian Church Cemetery Listing
    Hawfields Presbyterian Church Obits [Also linked from Listing]
    Long's Chapel United Church of Christ Cemetery Listing
    Long's Chapel United Church of Christ Obits
    McPherson - Perry - Bivins Cemetery Listing
    Magnolia Cemetery of Elon listing Revised
    Magnolia Cemetery Obits
    Moore's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Listing
    Moore's Chapel Baptist Church Obit Listing
    Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery Listing
    Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church Obits [also linked from listing]
    Rock Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Rock Creek United Methodist Church"[also linked from listing]
    Salem UMC Cemetery Listing
    Salem UMC Obits[Also linked from Listing]
    Spring Friends Meeting Cemetery Listing
    Stockard Cemetery Listing
    Thompson Family Cemetery

   West Grove Friends Meeting Cemetery

     

Church

Court

Alamance County Clerk of Court

Physical Location:

Temporary Old Courthouse (formerly known as the Agricultural Building)
201 West Elm Street
Graham, NC 27253.

Mailing Address:

Old Courthouse
Alamance County Clerk of Superior Court
1 Court Square,
Graham, NC 27253.

336-570-5200

Has Court Records starting from 1849 and Probate Records from 1832.


A number of Court records have been transcribed at the following sites:

Land

Alamance County Register of Deeds
118 West Harden Street
P.O. Box 837
Graham, NC 27253
(336)570-6565

Alamance County has copies of land records dating from 1793; contact them for the availability & fees for specific records.

You may also check for deed records in the Alamance County Deeds Records Search


A number of Land Records have been transcribed and are available at the following sites:

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

-6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Newspapers

  • Alamance Gleaner - full text digital issues in Google News Archive; includes 1881-1910
  • Alamance County residents in the newspaper - name listing of people from the county as located in misc. newspaper articles; time span varies. Articles indexed in the NC People in the Papers database
  • Mebane Gleaner (1911-1914) - full-text digital issues from the NC Digital Heritage Center

Probate

Alamance County Clerk of the Court has copies of Probate records from 1832, including wills, estate records, and records associated with the administration of an estate.

There are copies of transcribed wills or estate records at the following sites:

Taxation

Vital Records

Alamance County Register of Deeds

118 West Harden Street
P.O. Box 837
Graham, NC 27253
(336)570-6565

Copies of Births, Marriages, and Death Records may be obtained from the Register of Deeds. Contact them for a complete listing of prices and availability.

A number of Vital Records have been transcribed and are available as follows:

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).