Lenoir County, North Carolina

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Revision as of 16:18, 22 October 2012

Lenoir County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Lenoir County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1791
County Seat Kinston
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Lenoir County Courthouse
P O Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502
Phone: 252-523-2390

Courthouse burned 1878
Clerk Superior Court has divorce
probate and court records from 1880
Register of Deeds has marriage and land records [1]

History

Parent County

1791--Lenoir County was created 4 December 1791 from Dobbs County.  Dobbs County was abolished in 1791.
County seat: Kinston [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1878, 1880--Most court records were destroyed in fires.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Baptist
  • Bear Creek. Established by 1785.[3]

Court

Directories

Education

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Lenoir County.

  • December 14, 1862 = Kinston[4]
  • March 7-10, 1865 = Wilmington, also known as Wilcox’s Bridge, Wise’s Fork, Second Kinston, Second Southwest Creek, or Kelly's Mill Pond[5]
Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.


Civil War Confederate units

Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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.

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), Lenoir County, North Carolina. Page 510 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. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:490. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)


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