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Iredell County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded November 3, 1788
County Seat Statesville
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United States Gotoarrow.png North Carolina Gotoarrow.png Iredell County

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County Courthouse[[|]]

Beginning Dates for Nolaneclark/sandbox/iredell Government Records

Iredell County Courthouse
21 East Water St
P O Box 904 Statesville, NC 28677
Phone: 704-872-7468

(Courthouse Burned in 1854)

Iredell County Register of Deeds holds land and vital records if they have not been transferred to the State Archives in Raleigh.
Iredell County Clerk of Court holds probate records, court records and divorce records if they have not been transverred to the State Archives in Raleigh.  Divorce records began in 1820; court records began in 1788[1]

A listing of the files in the North Carolina State Archives transferred from Iredell County is available at US USGenWeb: Archives.

[File:Iredell County Courthouse.jpg]


Parent County

1788--Iredell County was created 3 November 1788 from Rowan County.
County seat: Statesville [2]

Boundary Changes

Alexander County was created in 1847 from parts of Iredell, Caldwell and Wilkes counties.

Record Loss

1852, 1854--Courthouse fires destroyed many court records.


Populated Places

Cities and Towns

Mooresville | Statesville (county seat) | Troutman } Harmony | Love Valley | Davidson (pt.) | Stony Point (pt.)


Barringer, Bethany, Chambersburg, Coddle Creek, Concord, Cool Springs, Davidson, Eagle Mills, Fallstown, New Hope, Olin, Sharpesburg, Shiloh, Statesville, Union Grove, Turnersburg

Neighboring Counties

Iredell County, North Carolina is surrounded by nine counties, the largest number of any state in the United States; Alexander|Cabarrus|Catawba|Davie|Lincoln|Mecklenburg|Rowan|Wilkes|Yadkin



Bible Records

Lists of birth, marriage and date information are recorded in North Carolina Bibles.  Some online Bible Records are available at North Carolina Family Records Online, a project of the State Library and State Archives of North Carolina


Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information. The spouse and children who died young are frequently buried nearby.

More than tombstone inscriptions, cemetery records include sextons (caretakers) records and interment (burial) records, each with slightly different information. See North Carolina Cemeteries.

State and national resources for Nolaneclark/sandbox/iredell cemeteries
Online Grave Transcripts
or Images
Published Grave
Lists of Cemeteries
in the County

Billion Graves
N. C. Genealogy

Family History Library
North Carolina GenWeb

USGenWeb Tombstone Project
Genealogy Trails

See North Carolina Cemeteries for details about sites.


For tips on accessing Nolaneclark/sandbox/iredell census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records



  • Statesville: 1910
  • Iredell Business/Owners 1899



Genealogical information about some Irdell Couty families during the early party of the twentieth century is contained within the McCubbins Collection[[]].

Some biographies are collected at the NCGenWeb site.

  • [Templeton] Templeton, Ronald H. "Possible North Carolina/South Carolina Templeton Relationships," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 35, No. 3 (Summer 2007):123-130. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 35 Presents discoveries of previously unknown kinships based on the Templeton DNA study.



The Main Library, 201 North Tradd Street, Statesville, NC 28677 has a Local History Room collection, which includes:

  • Books - over 7,650 books and journals on Iredell and surrounding counties.
  • Microfilm - over 3,000 reels of microfilm records on Irdell and surrounding counties.
  • Family Name File - files on almost 1,700 families that lived in Iredell County.
  • Local History Files - over 400 files on the history of Iredell County.
  • Files on over 200 churches in Iredell County.
  • The Homer Keever Collection.

Information is available online regarding Library Research Policy

Local Histories




Civil War

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

-4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry


  • Iredell County people in NC Newspapers - name listing of people from the county as located in misc. newspaper articles; time span varies. Articles indexed in the NC People in the Papers database.
  • Iredell County newspapers - a listing of newspapers published in the county; libraries that hold them; via the Library of Congress. If you find a paper of interest on microfilm, you may be able to request it via Interlibrary Loan with your local public library.
  • Statesville Record and Landmark - current newspaper of Statesville
  • Mooresville Tribune - another current paper


Obituaries may mention birth, marriage, spouse, parents and living family members.  See United States Obituaries for tips and insights regarding this record type.

Obituaries for residents may be found in:

  • Newspapers of Iredell County, North Carolina
  • Local funeral homes
  • Iredell County Obituaries 1949-2006 from local newspapers, Iredell County Public Library
  • LInk to online Iredell County, North Carolina obituaries (some $)
  • Obituaries of neighboring counties:



  • Review catalog holdings in Family History Library regarding Iredell County tax records, which include films of the earliest extant tax lists: 1800, 1815 and 1837.
  • Published books regarding Iredell County tax lists can be found through WorldCat.

Vital Records

  • North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 - search this database of marriages from across the state - images included; via FamilySearch (free)
  • North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979 - search the data of marriages from across the state - index only: via FamilySearch (free)
  • North Carolina Marriages to 1799, a database, available to members North Carolina Pioneers

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Genealogical Societies

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Iredell 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).
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