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Duplin County,
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Duplin County, North Carolina History

When was Duplin County, NC Created?
Duplin County was created on March 17, 1750 from New Hanover County. This county was named for Thomas Hay, Viscount Dupplin (1710–1787), who was the 9th Earl of Kinnoull.

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

What counties are adjacent to Duplin County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Wayne County (north), Lenoir County (northeast), Jones County (east), Onslow County (southeast), Pender County (south), Sampson County (west).

What cities and towns are in Duplin County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Beulaville, Calypso, Chinquapin, Faison, Fountaintown, Greenevers, Harrells, Kenansville, Magnolia, RoseHill, Teachey, Wallace, Warsaw.

Duplin County, NC Vital Records

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

You can search online for Duplin 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

Duplin County, NC Census Records

What Duplin 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.

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

Duplin County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Duplin County Courthouse

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

Duplin County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

Duplin Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Duplin Co. NC Military Records

Duplin Co. NC Schools & Directories

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