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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Guilford_County,_North_Carolina|Guilford County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Rockingham ''
 
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<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 20px; ">County Courthouse</span>
== County Courthouse ==
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
On December 29, 1785, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted legislation that created Rockingham County from the northern half of the Guilford County. The assembly chose to name the new county for Charles Watson-Wentworth, second Marquess of Rockingham (1730-1782). Rockingham was a leading Whig and was Prime Minister of Britian from 1765 to 1766 and again in 1782. His popularity in America was assured when he secured repeal of the hated Stamp Act in 1766 and led the ministry that initiated negotiations to terminate the Revolutionary War. From 1768 to 1781 he had been the leading Parliamentary opponent of both the government's American policy and the war.
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On December 29, 1785, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted legislation that created Rockingham County from the northern half of the Guilford County. The assembly chose to name the new county for Charles Watson-Wentworth, second Marquess of Rockingham (1730-1782). Rockingham was a leading Whig and was Prime Minister of Britian from 1765 to 1766 and again in 1782. His popularity in America was assured when he secured repeal of the hated Stamp Act in 1766 and led the ministry that initiated negotiations to terminate the Revolutionary War. From 1768 to 1781 he had been the leading Parliamentary opponent of both the government's American policy and the war.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
Some of the court records are missing.
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Some of the court records are missing.  
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/cemeteries.htm Rockingham County Cemeteries]
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[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/cemeteries.htm Rockingham County Cemeteries]  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://www.nccourts.org/Courts/CRS/NCMap/CourthouseDetail.asp?id=94 Rockingham County Courthouse]<br>1086 NC Highway 65<br>Wentworth, NC 27375-0127
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[http://www.nccourts.org/Courts/CRS/NCMap/CourthouseDetail.asp?id=94 Rockingham County Courthouse]<br>1086 NC Highway 65<br>Wentworth, NC 27375-0127  
  
Mail Address:<br>P. O. Box 127<br>Wentworth, NC 27375-0127<br>
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Mail Address:<br>P. O. Box 127<br>Wentworth, NC 27375-0127<br>  
  
Phone: (336) 342-8700
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Phone: (336) 342-8700  
  
The following sites have copies of transcribed Court Records:
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The following sites have copies of transcribed Court Records:  
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/rockingham/rockinghamcourt.html Rockingham County Court Records]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/rockingham/rockinghamcourt.html Rockingham County Court Records]
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/eden.htm Eden-area]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/eden.htm Eden-area]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/ellisboro.htm Ellisboro area]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/ellisboro.htm Ellisboro area]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/madison.htm Madison]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/madison.htm Madison]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/mayfield.htm Mayfield]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/mayfield.htm Mayfield]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/midway.htm Midway area]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/midway.htm Midway area]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/reidsville.htm Reidsville area]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/reidsville.htm Reidsville area]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/stephens.htm Stephens Crossroads]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/stephens.htm Stephens Crossroads]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/stoneville.htm Stoneville area]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/stoneville.htm Stoneville area]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/wentworth.htm Wentworth area]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/wentworth.htm Wentworth area]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/williamsburg.htm Williamsburg area]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/williamsburg.htm Williamsburg area]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/1795careym.htm 1795 Carey Matthew Map]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/1795careym.htm 1795 Carey Matthew Map]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/1796careym.htm 1796 Carey Matthew Map]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/maps/1796careym.htm 1796 Carey Matthew Map]
  
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The Rockingham County Clerk of Superior Court's office employs 29 Assistant and Deputy Clerks with over 325 years of combined service. The office is divided into five separate divisions, each of which is administered by an Assistant Clerk. While it is a function of the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court to serve the public in connection with legal matters, employees of the Clerks Office cannot give legal advice. Nonetheless, it is the goal of the Office of Clerk of Superior Court to be as helpful as possible to all persons seeking its services.  
 
The Rockingham County Clerk of Superior Court's office employs 29 Assistant and Deputy Clerks with over 325 years of combined service. The office is divided into five separate divisions, each of which is administered by an Assistant Clerk. While it is a function of the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court to serve the public in connection with legal matters, employees of the Clerks Office cannot give legal advice. Nonetheless, it is the goal of the Office of Clerk of Superior Court to be as helpful as possible to all persons seeking its services.  
  
The Clerks office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The mailing address is P. O. Box 127, 1086 Hwy 65 Wentworth, NC 27375. The telephone number is (336) 342-8700. Payment methods acceptable are cash, money order or cashiers check when paid in person and money order or cashiers check when paid by mail.
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The Clerks office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The mailing address is P. O. Box 127, 1086 Hwy 65 Wentworth, NC 27375. The telephone number is (336) 342-8700. Payment methods acceptable are cash, money order or cashiers check when paid in person and money order or cashiers check when paid by mail.  
  
The Clerk of the Superior Court has copies of wills, estate records and all records associated with the administration of estates starting from 1772.
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The Clerk of the Superior Court has copies of wills, estate records and all records associated with the administration of estates starting from 1772.  
  
The following sites have transcribed copies of Probate Records, some including Wills &amp; Estates:
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The following sites have transcribed copies of Probate Records, some including Wills &amp; Estates:  
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/rockingham/rockinghamwills.html Rockingham County Wills &amp; Estates]<br>
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/rockingham/rockinghamwills.html Rockingham County Wills &amp; Estates]<br>
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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The following sites have transcribed Vital Records:
  
 
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/RBirths.html Dr. Simpsons Birth Books, Rockingham County, NC]&nbsp;- births from 1861-1892  
The following sites have transcribed Vital Records:
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/Rmarriages.htm Rockingham County Marriages]  
 
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/RBirths.html Dr. Simpsons Birth Books, Rockingham County, NC]&nbsp;- births from 1861-1892
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/Rmarriages.htm Rockingham County Marriages]
 
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/obits.htm Rockingham County Obituaries]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/obits.htm Rockingham County Obituaries]
  
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*[http://www.bassetthistoricalcenter.com/ Bassett Historical Center], Bassett, Virginia. Website includes descriptions of collections. Excellent resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia, the city of Martinsville, Virginia,&nbsp;and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.<ref>Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3, available online at: http://www.vgs.org/vgsn2804.pdf.</ref>  
 
*[http://www.bassetthistoricalcenter.com/ Bassett Historical Center], Bassett, Virginia. Website includes descriptions of collections. Excellent resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia, the city of Martinsville, Virginia,&nbsp;and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.<ref>Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3, available online at: http://www.vgs.org/vgsn2804.pdf.</ref>  
*[http://www.rockinghamcountyhistory.com/id22.htm Rockingham County Historical Society]
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*[http://www.rockinghamcountyhistory.com/id22.htm Rockingham County Historical Society]  
 
*[http://gsrsnc.com/ Genealogical Society of Rockingham &amp; Stokes County, North Carolina]
 
*[http://gsrsnc.com/ Genealogical Society of Rockingham &amp; Stokes County, North Carolina]
  
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*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Rockingham|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Rockingham|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/ Rockingham County, NCGenWeb]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/rockingham/ Rockingham County, NCGenWeb]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/rockingham.htm Rockingham County, NCGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/rockingham.htm Rockingham County, NCGenWeb Archives]
  

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History

On December 29, 1785, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted legislation that created Rockingham County from the northern half of the Guilford County. The assembly chose to name the new county for Charles Watson-Wentworth, second Marquess of Rockingham (1730-1782). Rockingham was a leading Whig and was Prime Minister of Britian from 1765 to 1766 and again in 1782. His popularity in America was assured when he secured repeal of the hated Stamp Act in 1766 and led the ministry that initiated negotiations to terminate the Revolutionary War. From 1768 to 1781 he had been the leading Parliamentary opponent of both the government's American policy and the war.

Parent County

1785--Rockingham was from Guilford County.
County seat: Wentworth [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Some of the court records are missing.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Rockingham County Cemeteries

Church

Court

Rockingham County Courthouse
1086 NC Highway 65
Wentworth, NC 27375-0127

Mail Address:
P. O. Box 127
Wentworth, NC 27375-0127

Phone: (336) 342-8700

The following sites have copies of transcribed Court Records:

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

The Rockingham County Clerk of Superior Court's office employs 29 Assistant and Deputy Clerks with over 325 years of combined service. The office is divided into five separate divisions, each of which is administered by an Assistant Clerk. While it is a function of the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court to serve the public in connection with legal matters, employees of the Clerks Office cannot give legal advice. Nonetheless, it is the goal of the Office of Clerk of Superior Court to be as helpful as possible to all persons seeking its services.

The Clerks office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The mailing address is P. O. Box 127, 1086 Hwy 65 Wentworth, NC 27375. The telephone number is (336) 342-8700. Payment methods acceptable are cash, money order or cashiers check when paid in person and money order or cashiers check when paid by mail.

The Clerk of the Superior Court has copies of wills, estate records and all records associated with the administration of estates starting from 1772.

The following sites have transcribed copies of Probate Records, some including Wills & Estates:

Research Guides

  • Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at FHL; digital version at Virginia Genealogical Society website.

Taxation

Vital Records

The following sites have transcribed Vital Records:

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3, available online at: http://www.vgs.org/vgsn2804.pdf.