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Alleghany County,
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Alleghany County, North Carolina History

When was Alleghany County, NC Created?
Alleghany County was created on 1859 from Ashe County. This county was named for a corruption of the Delaware Indian name for the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers and is said to have meant "a fine stream" .

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

What counties are adjacent to Alleghany County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Grayson County, Virginia (north), Surry County (east), Wilkes County (south) and Ashe County (west).

What cities and towns are in Alleghany County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Sparta.

Alleghany County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Alleghany County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Alleghany 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 Alleghany County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Alleghany County clerk of court.

You can search online for Alleghany 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

Alleghany County, NC Census Records

What Alleghany 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 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Alleghany County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Alleghany County Courthouse

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

Alleghany County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Alleghany County, NC?
A list of Alleghany 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 Alleghany County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Alleghany County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Alleghany 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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Alleghany Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Alleghany Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Alleghany Co. NC Military Records

Alleghany Co. NC Schools & Directories

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