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Guilford County North Carolina<br>
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201 S Eugene St<br>
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PO Box 3427<br>
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Greensboro, NC 27402<br>
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336-641-7556
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Courthouse Burned 1872<br>
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Many older rec still avialble<br>
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Reg of Deeds has b & d rec from 1913<br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Guilford County
 
| county = Guilford County
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| founded date = December 5
 
| founded date = December 5
 
| seat wl = Kenansville
 
| seat wl = Kenansville
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[North Carolina]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Guilford County, North Carolina|Guilford County]]''  
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]]&nbsp; [[North Carolina]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]]&nbsp; [[Guilford County, North Carolina|Guilford County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American ====
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==== African American ====
  
*[http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=digita&CISOBOX1=North+Carolina+College+and+University+Yearbooks&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=contri&CISOROOT=%2Fyearbooks&CISOBOX2=Bennett%20College Bennett College yearbooks] - 1961 to 2002
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*[http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=digita&CISOBOX1=North+Carolina+College+and+University+Yearbooks&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=contri&CISOROOT=%2Fyearbooks&CISOBOX2=Bennett%20College Bennett College yearbooks] - 1961 to 2002  
 
*[http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/ncmemory&CISOPTR=14094 Bennett College scrapbook from 1945]
 
*[http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/ncmemory&CISOPTR=14094 Bennett College scrapbook from 1945]
  
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/guil/index.htm Guilford County, North Carolina Cemeteries] (Cemetery Census)  
 
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/guil/index.htm Guilford County, North Carolina Cemeteries] (Cemetery Census)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=47571&CScnty=1691&CSsr=101& Guilford Memorial Park] (online list of 1,745 interments in Find A Grave)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=47571&CScnty=1691&CSsr=101& Guilford Memorial Park] (online list of 1,745 interments in Find A Grave)  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=72667 Guilford Memorial Park] BillionGraves. Google map, photos with transcription of photographed headstones.
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=72667 Guilford Memorial Park] BillionGraves. Google map, photos with transcription of photographed headstones.  
 
*[http://www.benbowfamily.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=5 New Garden Friends Meeting Cemetery, Greensboro]&nbsp;(Benbow listings only)  
 
*[http://www.benbowfamily.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=5 New Garden Friends Meeting Cemetery, Greensboro]&nbsp;(Benbow listings only)  
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/cemetery.htm Search Greensboro Cemeteries], a growing index to many cemeteries in Guilford County.  
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/cemetery.htm Search Greensboro Cemeteries], a growing index to many cemeteries in Guilford County.  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/guilford/directories/business/1886/greensbo112gms.txt Greensboro Business Directory, 1886] (GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/guilford/directories/business/1886/greensbo112gms.txt Greensboro Business Directory, 1886] (GenWeb Archives)  
 
*Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, ''Guilford County, a Brief History'', Greensboro, North Carolina: Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, 1971.  
 
*Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, ''Guilford County, a Brief History'', Greensboro, North Carolina: Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, 1971.  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/LocalHistory.html Guilford County, NC GenWeb Local History]&nbsp;(includes links to book excerpts)<br>  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/LocalHistory.html Guilford County, NC GenWeb Local History]&nbsp;(includes links to book excerpts)<br>
 
*Hatch, Charles E., Jr., ''The Battle of Guilford Courthouse'', Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1971.  
 
*Hatch, Charles E., Jr., ''The Battle of Guilford Courthouse'', Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1971.  
 
*Haworth, Cecil E., ''Deep River Friends: A Valiant People'', Greensboro, North Carolina: North Carolina Friends Historical Society, 1985.  
 
*Haworth, Cecil E., ''Deep River Friends: A Valiant People'', Greensboro, North Carolina: North Carolina Friends Historical Society, 1985.  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/military.html Military Records &amp; Information] (Guilford Co. GenWeb)
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/military.html Military Records &amp; Information] (Guilford Co. GenWeb)
  
===== '''''Revolutionary War'''''<br> =====
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===== '''''Revolutionary War'''''<br> =====
  
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/soldiersbgc.htm Index to Individuals Present at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse] (March 15, 1781) (Greensboro Libraries)
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/soldiersbgc.htm Index to Individuals Present at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse] (March 15, 1781) (Greensboro Libraries)
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*Moore, Carol. ''Greensboro's Confederate Soldiers'' (Images of America series). Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2008. | [http://books.google.com/books?id=tZJOMAeF3LgC&pg=PA114&dq=Phipps+family&hl=en&ei=sRbqTYy9Dcbz0gHmwpzFAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CEEQ6AEwBTgU#v=onepage&q=Phipps%20family&f=false Google Books] page (limited preview)
 
*Moore, Carol. ''Greensboro's Confederate Soldiers'' (Images of America series). Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2008. | [http://books.google.com/books?id=tZJOMAeF3LgC&pg=PA114&dq=Phipps+family&hl=en&ei=sRbqTYy9Dcbz0gHmwpzFAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CEEQ6AEwBTgU#v=onepage&q=Phipps%20family&f=false Google Books] page (limited preview)
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
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:-[[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
:-[[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=guilford&state=NC Guilford County students at North Carolina colleges] - a list alphabetized by surname from the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=guilford&state=NC Guilford County students at North Carolina colleges] - a list alphabetized by surname from the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;<br> ==
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;<br> ==
  
*[http://www.guilford.edu/about_guilford/services_and_administration/library/fhc/index.html Friends Historical Collection at Guilford College]<br>  
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*[http://www.guilford.edu/about_guilford/services_and_administration/library/fhc/index.html Friends Historical Collection at Guilford College]<br>
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/library Greensboro Libraries]  
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/library Greensboro Libraries]  
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/overview.htm Greensboro Libraries: Central Library] (includes the Genealogy Collection), 219 No. Church St.  
 
*[http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/genealogy/overview.htm Greensboro Libraries: Central Library] (includes the Genealogy Collection), 219 No. Church St.  
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*[[Greensboro North Carolina Family History Center]]
 
*[[Greensboro North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites<br> ==
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== Web Sites<br> ==
  
 
*[http://nrtimelines.wetpaint.com/page/African+Americans+in+Guilford+County African Americans in Guilford County]  
 
*[http://nrtimelines.wetpaint.com/page/African+Americans+in+Guilford+County African Americans in Guilford County]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncguilfo/ Guilford County, North Carolina] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncguilfo/ Guilford County, North Carolina] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guilford_County,_North_Carolina Guilford County, North Carolina] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guilford_County,_North_Carolina Guilford County, North Carolina] (Wikipedia)  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/ Guilford County, North Carolina GenWeb]&nbsp;(has a lot of information on its website)<br>  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/guilford/ Guilford County, North Carolina GenWeb]&nbsp;(has a lot of information on its website)<br>
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/guilford/guilfordhistory.htm Guilford County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/guilford/guilfordhistory.htm Guilford County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/nc-county-guilford.html Guilford County, North Carolina History, Records, Facts, Genealogy and Ancestry] (Family History 101)  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/nc-county-guilford.html Guilford County, North Carolina History, Records, Facts, Genealogy and Ancestry] (Family History 101)  

Revision as of 19:29, 27 March 2012

Guilford County North Carolina
201 S Eugene St
PO Box 3427
Greensboro, NC 27402
336-641-7556
Courthouse Burned 1872
Many older rec still avialble
Reg of Deeds has b & d rec from 1913


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United States  RTENOTITLE  North Carolina  RTENOTITLE  Guilford County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1770--Guilford County was created 5 December 1770 from Orange and Rowan Counties, but it did not start administration of its territory until 1 April 1771, so no Guilford records exist before that date.

County seat: Greensboro [1]

Boundary Changes

The law creating Guilford County was passed in 1770, and the county started administration of its territory on April 1, 1771. Any land records prior to that time will be in the records of other counties. Approximately, the western two-thirds of the county came from Rowan County, and the eastern one-third came from Orange County. Rowan was created in 1753 from Anson County, and Orange was created in 1752 from parts of Johnston, Bladen, and Granville counties.

"Old Guilford County" was three times larger than present-day Guilford County, since Randolph County was created from the southern third of Guilford in 1779, and Rockingham County was created from the northern third of Old Guilford in 1785.

Record Loss

1872--Courthouse fire resulted in some loss of records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Archdale (part)
  • Browns Summit
  • Forest Oaks
  • Gibsonville
  • Greensboro (Wikipedia link)
  • High Point
  • Jamestown
  • Kernersville (part)
  • McLeansville
  • Oak Ridge
  • Pleasant Garden
  • Sedalia
  • Stokesdale
  • Summerfield
  • Whitsett

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries 

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Greensboro

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Arnett, Ethel Stephens, Greensboro, North Carolina: The County Seat of Guilford, Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1955, 1983 (excerpt) (Google Books link)
  • Arnett, Ethel Stephens, The Saura and Keyauwee in the Land that Became Guilfod, Randolph, and Rockingham, Greensboro, North Carolina: Media, 1975.
  • Batchelor, John, The Guilford County Schools: A History, Winston-Salem, North Carolina: John F. Blair, 1991.
  • Bowles, David, Spring House (Book 1 in the Westward Sagas), Plum Creek Press, 2006.
  • Greensboro Business Directory, 1886 (GenWeb Archives)
  • Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, Guilford County, a Brief History, Greensboro, North Carolina: Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, 1971.
  • Guilford County, NC GenWeb Local History (includes links to book excerpts)
  • Hatch, Charles E., Jr., The Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1971.
  • Haworth, Cecil E., Deep River Friends: A Valiant People, Greensboro, North Carolina: North Carolina Friends Historical Society, 1985.
  • Haworth, Sara A., Springfield, 1773-1940: A History of the Establishment and Growth of the Springfield Monthly Meeting of Friends, High Point, North Carolina: Barber-Hall Printing Company, 1940.
  • High Point Business Directory, 1886 (GenWeb Archives)
  • Hill, Jane Smith, An Annotated Digest of Will Book A, Guilford County, North Carolina, 1771-May Court 1816, Heritage Books, 2007. (Google Books link)
  • Hughes, Fred, Guilford County: A Map Supplement, The Custom House, 1988. (Google Books link)
  • Jordan, Pauls Stahls, Women of Guilford County, North Carolina: A Study of Women's Contributions, 1740-1979, Greensboro, North Carolina: Women of Guilford, 1979. (Google Books link)
  • Kars, Marjoleine, Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina.
  • Pegg, William Wesley, Sr., Something of the Story of Deep River, Greensboro, North Carolina: Self-published, 1980.
  • Robinson, Blackwell P., and Alexander R. Stoesen, ed. by Sydney M. Cone, Jr., The History of Guilford County, North Carolina, U.S.A. to 1980, A.D., 1981.
  • Salsi, Lynn, and Burke Salsi, Guilford County: Heart of the Piedmont (The Making of America series), Arcadia Publishing, 2002. (Google Books link)
  • Scarlette, Gladys, Summerfield, North Carolina: A Pictorial History, Greensboro, North Carolina: Younts, 1995.
  • Sharpe, Stella Gentry, Tobe, Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1939.
  • Sloan, John Alexander, Reminiscences of the Guilford Grays, Co. B, 27th N.C. Regiment, Washington, D.C.: R.C. Polkinhorn, 1883.
  • Stockard, Sallie Walker, The History of Guilford County, North Carolina, 1902 (complete text in Google Books) (complete text in Internet Archive)
  • Stoesen, Alexander R., Guilford County: A Brief History, 2000 (Google Books link) (NC Office of Archives & History Publications Shop)
  • Teague, Bobbie T., Cane Creek: Mother of Meetings, North Carolina Friends Historical Society, 1995.
  • Weatherly, Andrew Earl, The First Hundred Years of Historic Guilford, 1771-1871, Greensboro, North Carolina: Greensboro Print Company, 1972.
  • Zopf, Paul E., The People of Guilford: Growth and Changes in the Population of Guilford County, Greensboro, North Carolina: Chamber of Commerce, 1972.

Maps

Military 

General and miscellaneous
Revolutionary War
Civil War
  • Moore, Carol. Greensboro's Confederate Soldiers (Images of America series). Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2008. | Google Books page (limited preview)

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

-2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

  • Guilford County Widows’ Year’s Support, 1894-1968 - available in Word or PDF format from the NC State Archives

Taxation

Vital Records

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).