Iredell County, North Carolina

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.

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

Areas bordering to Iredell County 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).

Cities and towns located in Iredell County include Harmony, LoveValley, Mooresville, Statesville, Troutman.

Townships located in Iredell County include Fallstown, Barringer, Bethany, Cool Springs, Concord, Coddle Creek, Chambersburg, Davidson, Eagle Mills, Shiloh, Sharpesburg, New Hope, Olin, Statesville, Union Grove, Turnersburg .

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.

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

Iredell 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.

Iredell County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Iredell County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Iredell County Courthouse and Government Records


Iredell County Courthouse

Genealogist typically forget about the importance of Iredell County court, probate, and land documents as a resource of genealogy information.


Old Iredell County Courthouse

Buried away in North Carolina courthouses and archives everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of the many North Carolina men and women.

The possibilities are excellent that your ancestors have left a detailed record of at least some elements of their lives in the Iredell County court records. Even if your ancestors and forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods which may have lead to her or him showing up in court records.

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.

Please make sure to call the clerk's dept to identify hours, mailing address, fees and other facts just before visiting or asking for information because of many times changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are available to interested parties, barring private issues. A lot of staff will assist individuals in obtaining the materials, however it's up to the individual to undertake the basic research.
  • Iredell County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 221 East Water St, Statesville, NC 28677
  • Iredell County Register of Deeds holds land and vital records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Land records may include deeds, grants, plats, and other miscellaneous items. houses most birth and death records and marriage licenses for Iredell County.
    • Address: 201 East Water Street, Statesville, NC 28677
    • Phone: (704) 872-7468
    • Birth Records: 1913 
    • Marriage Records: 1788 
    • Death Records: 1913 
    • Land Records: 1788
  • Iredell County Clerk of Court holds probate records and court records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Probate records include not only wills, but also loose estates records. Court records may include apprentice bonds, bastardy bonds, and officials' or constables' bonds in addition to dockets, fee and account books, and court minutes and orders. They also have Divorce Records.
    • Phone: 704-832-6600
    • Probate Records: 1787
    • Court Records: 1786
    • Divorce Records: call court clerk for details
  • Iredell County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Iredell Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Iredell County Links

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. Feel free to furnish your own most popular Iredell County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Iredell Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Iredell Co. NC Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Iredell Co. NC Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Iredell Co. NC Census Records

Iredell Co. NC Cemeteries & Graveyards

Iredell Co. NC Church & Bible Records

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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