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Mecklenburg County,
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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina History

When was Mecklenburg County, NC Created?
Mecklenburg County was created on November 3, 1762 from Anson County. This county was named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744–1818), the queen consort of George III of the United Kingdom.

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

What counties are adjacent to Mecklenburg County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Iredell County (north), Cabarrus County (northeast), Union County (southeast), Lancaster County, South Carolina (south), York County, South Carolina (southwest), Gaston County (west), Lincoln County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Mecklenburg County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, MintHill, Pineville.

Mecklenburg County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Mecklenburg County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Mecklenburg 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.

Mecklenburg County, birth and death certificates may be obtained at the local health department 

You can search online for Mecklenburg 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

Mecklenburg County, NC Census Records

What Mecklenburg 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.

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

Mecklenburg County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Mecklenburg County Courthouse

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

Old Mecklenburg County Courthouse

Mecklenburg County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

Mecklenburg Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Mecklenburg Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Mecklenburg Co. NC General and History Websites

Mecklenburg Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Mecklenburg Co. NC Military Records

Mecklenburg Co. NC Schools & Directories

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