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{{Infobox U.S. County
| county = Iredell County
| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>Iredell Co. NCGenWeb</center>
| county_map = Nc-iredell.png
| state = North Carolina
| state_map = North_Carolina.png
| founded year = 1788
| founded date = November 3
| seat wl = Statesville

United States&nbsp; Gotoarrow.png&nbsp; North Carolina&nbsp; Gotoarrow.png&nbsp; Iredell County

County Courthouse

Iredell County Courthouse<br>221 East Water St <br>P O Box 904<br>Statesville, NC 28677<br>Phone: 704-872-7468<br>

(Courthouse Burned in 1854)<br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and death, burial and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1820 and court records from 1788<ref name="HBG">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.</ref>


Parent County

1788--Iredell County was created 3 November 1788&nbsp;from Rowan County.<br>County seat: Statesville <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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


Populated Places

Barium Springs


Statesville (county seat)


Union Grove

Neighboring Counties







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

Church Records

  • Grassy Nob. Constituted 1789.<ref>George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:565. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.</ref>
  • Centre Church, Mount Mourne, N.C. Organized 1765.<ref>"Centre Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Originally known as the Osbourne Meeting House and located in Rowan County.
    *Fourth Creek Church, Statesville, N.C. Organized about 1750.<ref>"Fourth Creek Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Originally located in Rowan County.




It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
    *Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
    *Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
  • [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.


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 -&nbsp;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 -&nbsp;a listing of newspapers published in the county &amp; 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&nbsp;- current newspaper of Statesville<br>
    *Mooresville Tribune - another current paper




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries<br>

Family History Centers<br>


Web Sites


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