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Cabarrus County, North Carolina History

When was Cabarrus County, NC Created?
Cabarrus County was created on November 15, 1792 from Mecklenburg County. This county was named for Stephen Cabarrus (1754–1808), member of the legislature and Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons.

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

What counties are adjacent to Cabarrus County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Rowan County (north), Stanly County (east), Union County (south), Mecklenburg County (west), Iredell County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Cabarrus County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Mount Pleasant, Midland.

Cabarrus County, NC Vital Records

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

You can search online for Cabarrus 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

Cabarrus County, NC Census Records

What Cabarrus 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 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Cabarrus Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cabarrus Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cabarrus 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

Cabarrus County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Cabarrus County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Cabarrus County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Cabarrus County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1876 by fire.

Cabarrus County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Cabarrus County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Cabarrus 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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Cabarrus Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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