Haywood County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Haywood County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Haywood County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Facts
Founded December 15, 1808
County Seat Waynesville
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Haywood County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1913
1808
1810
1786
1803

Haywood County Courthouse
215 N Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone: 828-452-6635

The Register of Deeds has birth, death, marriage, and land records.

The Clerk of Superior Court has probate and court records. [1]

Register of Deeds
215 N. Main St. Ste. 213
Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone: 828-452-6635
Fax: 828-452-6762

Clerk Superior Court
Haywood Co Courthouse
Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone: (828) 454-6300

History

Parent County

1808 - Haywood County was established 15 December 1808 from Buncombe.

County seat: Waynesville [2]

Boundary Changes

Haywood County was formed from the western portion of Buncombe County in 1808. At the time of its formation, it stretched from Buncombe County to the Tennessee state line. In 1828, the western portion of Haywood County became Macon County. Parts of Haywood and Macon Counties were used to form Jackson county in 1851.

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1932 - Records were lost/destroyed during move into a new courthouse.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Canton
  • Clyde
  • Hazelwood
  • Lake Junaluska
  • Maggie Valley
  • Waynesville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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

Church

Court

The Clerk of Superior Court has probate and court records.

Haywood County Clerk of Superior Court
285 N Main St
Suite 1500
Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone: (828) 454-6501

Land

The Register of Deeds has birth, death, marriage, and land records.

Haywood County Register of Deeds
County Courthouse
215 N Main Street Suite 213
Waynesville, NC 28786

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Haywood County, North Carolina Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Haywood County, North Carolina Genealogy:

- 16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company L
- 1st Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company C
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company G
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company E
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

The Clerk of Superior Court has probate and court records.

Haywood County Clerk of Superior Court
285 N Main St
Suite 1500
Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone: (828) 454-6501

Taxation

Vital Records

The Haywood County Register of Deeds holds vital records.  Birth and death records are available from 1913. Marriage records are available from 1808.

Haywood County Register of Deeds
County Courthouse
215 N Main Street Suite 213
Waynesville, NC 28786

Birth
Death
Divorce
Marriages

Societies and Libraries 

Haywood County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1331
Waynesville 28786

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

Blogs

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Haywood 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. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf.