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Caswell County, North Carolina History

When was Caswell County, NC Created?
Caswell County was created on 1777 from Orange County. This county was named for Richard Caswell (1729–1789), member of the first Continental Congress and first governor of North Carolina after the Declaration of Independence.

What is the County Seat of Caswell County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Yanceyville also, the county government website is www.caswellcountync.gov/.

What counties are adjacent to Caswell County, NC?
Bordering Counties are City of Danville, Virginia (north), Pittsylvania County, Virginia (north), Halifax County, Virginia (northeast), Person County (east), Orange County (southeast), Alamance County (southwest), Rockingham County ( west).

What cities and towns are in Caswell County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Milton, Yanceyville, Casville, Leasburg, Pelham, Prospect Hill, Purley, Semora.


Caswell County, NC Vital Records

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

You can search online for Caswell 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


Caswell County, NC Census Records

What Caswell 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 1790 (incomplete), 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Caswell County, NC Courthouse and Government Records


Caswell County Courthouse

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


Old Caswell County Courthouse

Caswell County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Caswell County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Caswell 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.

Caswell Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Caswell Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Caswell Co. NC General and History Websites

Caswell Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Caswell Co. NC Military Records

Caswell Co. NC Schools & Directories

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