Harnett County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Harnett County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Harnett County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Harnett County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded February 7, 1855
County Seat Lillington
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County Courthouse

Harnett County Courthouse
729 S Main Street P O Box 279
Lillington, NC 27546
Phone: 910-893-7540

Register of deeds has birth, marriage and land land rec
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1920
records from 1855-1920 were destroyed in a fire[1]


Parent County

1855--Harnett County was created 7 February 1855 from Cumberland County.
County seat: Lillington [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1892, 1894--Courthouse fires destroyed court records and many of the land records.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





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

Church Records




Local Histories



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Harnett County.

  • March 16, 1865 = Averasborough, also known as Taylor’s Hole Creek, Smithville, Smiths Ferry, or Black River[4]
Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.

Civil War Confederate units

Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry




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), Harnett County, North Carolina. Page 509 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. "Barbecue Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)