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Granville County, North Carolina History

When was Granville County, NC Created?
Granville County was created on June 28, 1746 from Edgecombe County. This county was named for John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville (1690–1763), who inherited one-eighth share in the Province of Carolina through his great-grandfather George Carteret.

What is the County Seat of Granville County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Oxford also, the county government website is granvillenc.govoffice2.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Granville County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Mecklenburg County, Virginia (north), Vance County (east), Franklin County (southeast), Wake County (south), Durham County (southwest), Person County (west), Halifax County, Virginia (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Granville County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Butner, Creedmoor, Oxford, Stem, Stovall.


Granville County, NC Vital Records

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

You can search online for Granville 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


Granville County, NC Census Records

What Granville 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.

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


Granville County, NC Courthouse and Government Records


Granville County Courthouse

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


Granville County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Granville County, NC?
A list of Granville County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Where can I connect with other Granville County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

Granville Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Granville Co. NC Military Records

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