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Tyrrell County, North Carolina
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Founded 1729
County Seat Columbia
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County Courthouse

Tyrrell County Courthouse
403 Main Street PO box 417
Columbia NC 27925
Phone: 252-796-2901

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage records 1862 and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records, probate records from 1730
and court records from 1900[1]


County seat history - Courthouse on Kendricks Cree (1751); Home of Bejamin Spruill (1774-1776); Courthouse on Scuppernog River (1777-1799); and present Columbia.

Parent County

1729--Tyrrell County was created from Bertie, Chowan, Currituck, and Pasquotank Counties.
County seat: Columbia [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Some of the early records are missing.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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

Church Records

  • Scuppernong. Established by 1784.[3]
Church of England
  • St. Andrew's Parish aka South Shore Parish. Established 1729.[4]



Local Histories



Civil War

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


Probate Records


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tyrrell County, North Carolina. Page 513 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. 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), xxxiii. FHL Book 975.6 K2cr.


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