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Alamance County,
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Alamance County, North Carolina History

When was Alamance County, NC Created?
Alamance County was created on January 29, 1849 from Orange County. This county was named for the Battle of Alamance which was derived from the local Native American word meaning "blue clay" found in the Great Alamance Creek.

What is the County Seat of Alamance County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Graham also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Alamance County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Caswell County (north), Orange County (east), Chatham County (south), Randolph County (southwest) and Guilford County (west).

What cities and towns are in Alamance County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Alamance, Burlington, Elon, Gibsonville, Graham, GreenLevel, HawRiver, Mebane, Altamahaw-Ossipee, Swepsonville.

Alamance County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Alamance County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Alamance County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.

Birth, death and marriage certificates also may be obtained at the Alamance County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Alamance County clerk of court.

You can search online for Alamance County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.

The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties. See Also North Carolina Vital Records Research Guide

Alamance County, NC Census Records

What Alamance County, NC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Alamance Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Alamance Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Alamance Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide

Alamance County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Alamance County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Alamance County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Alamance County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also North Carolina Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Alamance County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Alamance County, NC?
A list of Alamance County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Alamance County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Alamance County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Alamance County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

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Alamance Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Alamance Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Alamance Co. NC Military Records

Alamance Co. NC Schools & Directories

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