Richmond County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Richmond 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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Richmond County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Richmond County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1779
County Seat Rockingham
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Richmond County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1914
1979
1790
1762
1772


Richmond County Courthouse
114 E Franklin St #101
Rockingham, NC 28379
Phone: 910-997-8250


Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage records from 1870 and land records from 1784
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1913 & probate records from 1782 [1]

Register of Deeds
114 E. Franklin Street
Suite 101
Rockingham, NC 28379
Phone: 910-997-8217
Fax: 910-997-8499
Website

Clerk Superior Court
105 W Franklin St
Rockingham, NC 28379
Phone: (910) 419-7400

History

Parent County

1779--Richmond County was created from Anson County.
County seat: Rockingham [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Some of the court records are missing.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

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 Richmond County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

Baptist

Court

Education

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Richmond 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 Richmond County, North Carolina Genealogy:

- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company C
- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company D
- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company E
- 7th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company C
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain Nathaniel McLean's Company
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain Neill McNeill's Company
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce
Death Records

Societies and Libraries

Richmond Co. Genealogical Society
PO Box 1763
Rockingham NC 28380
Website

Richmond County Historical Society Inc.
PO Box 1763
Rockingham, NC 28380

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Richmond County, North Carolina. Page 512 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. "Cartledge Creek Baptist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  4. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:225. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.