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Iredell County, North Carolina History

When was Iredell County, NC Created?
Iredell County was created on November 3, 1788 from Rowan County. This county was named for James Iredell (1751–1799), a comptroller at the port of Edenton and one of the original justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.

What is the County Seat of Iredell County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Statesville also, the county government website is www.co.iredell.nc.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Iredell County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Yadkin County (northeast), Davie County (east), Rowan County (east), Cabarrus County (southeast), Mecklenburg County (south), Lincoln County (southwest), Catawba County (southwest), Alexander County (northwest), Wilkes County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Iredell County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Harmony, LoveValley, Mooresville, Statesville, Troutman.


Iredell County, NC Vital Records

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

You can search online for Iredell 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


Iredell County, NC Census Records

What Iredell 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.

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


Iredell County, NC Courthouse and Government Records


Iredell County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Iredell County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Iredell County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1854 by fire, Some records were destroyed.


Old Iredell County Courthouse

Iredell County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Iredell Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Iredell Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Iredell Co. NC General and History Websites

Iredell Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Iredell Co. NC Military Records

Iredell Co. NC Schools & Directories

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