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Alleghany County, North Carolina

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" .

The Alleghany County Seat is located in Sparta also, the county government website is

Areas bordering to Alleghany County are Grayson County, Virginia (north), Surry County (east), Wilkes County (south) and Ashe County (west).

Cities and towns located in Alleghany County include Sparta.

Townships located in Alleghany County include Cherry Lane, Cranberry, Gap Civil, Glade Creek, Piney Creek, Prathers Creek, and Whitehead.

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.

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

Alleghany 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.

Alleghany County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Alleghany County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Alleghany County Courthouse and Government Records

Alleghany County Courthouse

Genealogist typically forget about the importance of Alleghany County court, probate, and land documents as a resource of genealogy information.

Buried away in North Carolina courthouses and archives everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of the many North Carolina men and women.

The possibilities are excellent that your ancestors have left a detailed record of at least some elements of their lives in the Alleghany County court records. Even if your ancestors and forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods which may have lead to her or him showing up in court records.

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.

  • Alleghany County Register of Deeds holds land and vital records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Land records may include deeds, grants, plats, and other miscellaneous items. houses most birth and death records and marriage licenses for Alleghany County.
    • Address: 348 South Main St., Sparta, NC
    • Phone: 336-372-4342
    • Birth Records: 1914 
    • Marriage Records: 1861 
    • Death Records: 1914
    • Land Records: 1859
  • Alleghany County Clerk of Court holds probate records and court records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Probate records include not only wills, but also loose estates records. Court records may include apprentice bonds, bastardy bonds, and officials' or constables' bonds in addition to dockets, fee and account books, and court minutes and orders. They also have Divorce Records.
    • Address: 12 N Main St, Sparta, NC 28675
    • Phone: 336-372-8949
    • Probate Records: 1859
    • Court Records: 1862
    • Divorce Records: call court clerk for details
  • Alleghany County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Alleghany Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Alleghany County Links

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. Feel free to furnish your own most popular Alleghany County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Alleghany Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Alleghany Co. NC Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Alleghany Co. NC Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Alleghany Co. NC Census Records

Alleghany Co. NC Cemeteries & Graveyards

Alleghany Co. NC Church & Bible Records

Alleghany Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Alleghany Co. NC General and History Websites

Alleghany Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Alleghany Co. NC Military Records

Alleghany Co. NC Schools & Directories

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