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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Craven County'''
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Guide to '''Craven County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Craven_County,_North_Carolina|Craven County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.cravencounty.com/ Craven County Courthouse&nbsp;]<br>406 Craven Street<br>New Bern, North Carolina 28560<br>Phone: 252-636-6617<br><br>Register of Deed has birth and death from 1914<br>Marriage and land records from 1700<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1915;<br>City Clerk&nbsp;has burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Craven County, North Carolina. Page 508 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<br>Craven County created from Archdale Precinct of Bath County<br>
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[http://www.cravencounty.com/ Craven County Courthouse&nbsp;]<br>406 Craven Street<br>New Bern, North Carolina 28560<br>Phone: 252-636-6617<br><br>Register of Deed has birth and death from 1914<br>Marriage and land records from 1700<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1915;<br>City Clerk&nbsp;has burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Craven County, North Carolina. Page 508 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
[[Image:Craven County Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Craven County Courthouse.jpg]]  
 
[[Image:Craven County Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Craven County Courthouse.jpg]]  
  
'''For wills and estate records contact:'''<br>
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'''For wills and estate records contact:'''<br>  
  
Estates Division<br>Craven County Clerk of Court<br>302 Broad Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560<br>(252) 639-9004<br><br>
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Estates Division<br>Craven County Clerk of Court<br>302 Broad Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560<br>(252) 639-9004<br><br>  
  
'''For Vital Records (births, deaths, marriages) and Land Records contact:'''<br>
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'''For Vital Records (births, deaths, marriages) and Land Records contact:'''<br>  
  
[http://www.cravencounty.com/departments/reg.cfm Craven County Register of Deeds]<br>226 Pollock Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560<br>(252) 636-6617<br>Online indexes available at [http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx]
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[http://www.cravencounty.com/departments/reg.cfm Craven County Register of Deeds]<br>226 Pollock Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560<br>(252) 636-6617<br>Online indexes available at [http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx]  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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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).  
 
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).  
  
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'''1705'''--Craven County was created 3 December 1705&nbsp;from the Archdale Precinct of Bath County. Bath County was abolished in 1739.<br>'''County seat''': New Bern <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1705'''--Craven County was created 3 December 1705&nbsp;from the Archdale Precinct of Bath County. Bath County was abolished in 1739.<br>'''County seat''': New Bern <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes<ref>Corbett, David L. ''The Formation of the North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943'' (Raleigh: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1950), p. 74-79.</ref> ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''1722'''--[[Carteret County, North Carolina|Carteret County]]&nbsp;was formed from Craven in 1722, with several boundary changes through the 1880s.<br>'''1729--'''[[New Hanover County, North Carolina|New Hanover County]] was formed from Craven in 1729. <br>'''1746--'''[[Johnston County, North Carolina|Johnston County]] was formed from Craven in 1746. <br>'''1757--'''Part of [[Beaufort County, North Carolina|Beaufort County]] was annexed to Craven in 1757 and 1801. <br>'''1764--'''Part of Craven was annexed to Dobbs County in 1764. <br>'''1778--'''[[Jones County, North Carolina|Jones County]] was formed from Craven in 1778. <br>'''1787--'''Parts of Craven were annexed to [[Pitt County, North Carolina|Pitt County]] in 1787; [[Lenoir County, North Carolina|Lenoir County]] in 1798, 1804 and 1819; and [[Greene County, North Carolina|Greene County]] in 1801. <br>'''1872--'''[[Pamlico County, North Carolina|Pamlico County]] was formed from parts of Craven and Beaufort Counties in 1872, and part of Craven was annexed to Pamlico in 1875.  
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'''1722'''--[[Carteret County, North Carolina|Carteret County]]&nbsp;was formed from Craven in 1722, with several boundary changes through the 1880s.<br>'''1729--'''[[New Hanover County, North Carolina|New Hanover County]] was formed from Craven in 1729. <br>'''1746--'''[[Johnston County, North Carolina|Johnston County]] was formed from Craven in 1746. <br>'''1757--'''Part of [[Beaufort County, North Carolina|Beaufort County]] was annexed to Craven in 1757 and 1801. <br>'''1764--'''Part of Craven was annexed to Dobbs County in 1764. <br>'''1778--'''[[Jones County, North Carolina|Jones County]] was formed from Craven in 1778. <br>'''1787--'''Parts of Craven were annexed to [[Pitt County, North Carolina|Pitt County]] in 1787; [[Lenoir County, North Carolina|Lenoir County]] in 1798, 1804 and 1819; and [[Greene County, North Carolina|Greene County]] in 1801. <br>'''1872--'''[[Pamlico County, North Carolina|Pamlico County]] was formed from parts of Craven and Beaufort Counties in 1872, and part of Craven was annexed to Pamlico in 1875.<ref>David L. Corbett, ''The Formation of the North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943'' (Raleigh: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1950), 74-79.</ref>
  
 
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*River Bend (2001 population: 2,918)  
 
*River Bend (2001 population: 2,918)  
 
*Trent Woods (2001 population: 4,186)  
 
*Trent Woods (2001 population: 4,186)  
*Vanceboro (2001 population: 892)<ref>The Directory of Municipal Officials &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Buyers' Guide, 2004 (Raleigh, N.C.: NC League of Municipalities, 2004).</ref>
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*Vanceboro (2001 population: 892)<ref>The Directory of Municipal Officials and Buyers' Guide, 2004 (Raleigh, N.C.: NC League of Municipalities, 2004).</ref>
  
 
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== Resources  ==
 
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==== African American<br>  ====
 
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Individual cemeteries:  
 
Individual cemeteries:  
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148765 Hardison/Wetherington Family Cemetery, Jasper] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148765 Hardison/Wetherington Family Cemetery, Jasper] BillionGraves  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158404 Asbury Church Cemetery] BillionGraves. Between Cove City and Route 55.
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158404 Asbury Church Cemetery] BillionGraves. Between Cove City and Route 55.
  
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/craven/records/census Craven County census records] - via Craven County NCGenWeb
 
*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/craven/records/census Craven County census records] - via Craven County NCGenWeb
  
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/cravenchurch.htm Craven County church records] - via the NCGenWeb Archives<br>
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/cravenchurch.htm Craven County church records] - via the NCGenWeb Archives<br>
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*'''Coor Creek.''' Constituted 1792.<ref name="keh">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 [http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2021.PDF St Paul's Seminary website].</ref><ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:317, 490. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
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*'''Goose Creek.''' Established 1784.<ref name="keh" /><ref name="bap" />
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*'''Neuse River.''' Established by 1784.<ref name="bap" />
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*'''Swift Creek.''' Established 1756.<ref name="bap" /><ref name="mat">Morgan Edwards, ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia'' (1772), 148. Digitized by [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,128 SCDL Collections] - free.</ref> Edwards published a membership list dated 1756 in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,128 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 148-149.
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*'''Craven Parish,''' New Bern, N.C. Later called '''Christ Church Parish.''' Established 1715.<ref>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|548808|item|disp=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|967002|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2cr}}; "Christ Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Official [http://www.christchurchnewbern.com/ website].
  
 
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Craven County.  
 
The following Civil War battles were fought in Craven County.  
  
*March 13-15, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc010.htm Fort Anderson], also known as Deep Gully<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc010.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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*March 13-15, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc010.htm Fort Anderson], also known as Deep Gully<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc010.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>  
 
*March 14, 1865 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc003.htm New Berne]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc003.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>
 
*March 14, 1865 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc003.htm New Berne]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nc003.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>
  
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NCmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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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 [http://digitalstatelibnc.cdmhost.com/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=18258&CISOSHOW=18084 North Carolina Newspaper Index] page of the [http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/reference/newspapers.html North Carolina Newspaper Project]. Craven County newspapers begin on page 37 of the index.<br>
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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 [http://digitalstatelibnc.cdmhost.com/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=18258&CISOSHOW=18084 North Carolina Newspaper Index] page of the [http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/reference/newspapers.html North Carolina Newspaper Project]. Craven County newspapers begin on page 37 of the index.<br>  
  
*The [http://newbern.cpclib.org New Bern-Craven County Public Library] also has a list of many New Bern newspapers based on the above list from the North Carolina Newspaper Project. That list is available at [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/newspapers.html http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/newspapers.html].<br>
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*The [http://newbern.cpclib.org New Bern-Craven County Public Library] also has a list of many New Bern newspapers based on the above list from the North Carolina Newspaper Project. That list is available at [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/newspapers.html http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/newspapers.html].<br>  
*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization&nbsp;Project], North Carolina State&nbsp;Archives.&nbsp; Search&nbsp;full text historical&nbsp;newspapers published in New Bern.&nbsp;<br>
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*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/newspaper/index.html North Carolina Newspaper Digitization&nbsp;Project], North Carolina State&nbsp;Archives.&nbsp; Search&nbsp;full text historical&nbsp;newspapers published in New Bern.&nbsp;<br>  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=North+Carolina&county=Craven&city=&year1=1690&year2=2010 Craven&nbsp;County newspapers] - a listing of newspapers published in the county; via the Library of Congress
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=North+Carolina&county=Craven&city=&year1=1690&year2=2010 Craven&nbsp;County newspapers] - a listing of newspapers published in the county; via the Library of Congress
  
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*'''Pre-1790''' - [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills] stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina|Website tips]].
 
*'''Pre-1790''' - [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills] stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina|Website tips]].
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*'''1736-1960''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to N (1736-1960)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/cravenwills.htm Craven County Wills &amp;&nbsp;Estate records] - via the NCGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/cravenwills.htm Craven County Wills &amp;&nbsp;Estate records] - via the NCGenWeb Archives
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*Marriage registers from 1858 to the present and marriage licenses from 1904 to the present are also available at the Register of Deeds Office. An online index to marriages from 1909 is available at [http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx].<br>  
 
*Marriage registers from 1858 to the present and marriage licenses from 1904 to the present are also available at the Register of Deeds Office. An online index to marriages from 1909 is available at [http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx].<br>  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979 ] - via FamilySearch; images included <br>  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979 ] - via FamilySearch; images included <br>  
*Wake County marriages are included in Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register &amp; State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searcheable. Available on the [http://goo.gl/FsJlh North Carolina Digital Collections website]. <br>
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*Craven County marriages are included in Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register &amp; State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searcheable. Available on the [http://goo.gl/FsJlh North Carolina Digital Collections website]. <br>
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/craven/records/marriages Craven County Marriage Bonds] at USGenWeb - free.
  
 
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*[http://encfamilies.org/FHSofENC/Welcome.html Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina]
 
*[http://encfamilies.org/FHSofENC/Welcome.html Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina]
  
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*[[New Bern North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
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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]

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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

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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 

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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.
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  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)