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Mitchell County, North Carolina History

When was Mitchell County, NC Created?
Mitchell County was created on February 16, 1861 from Yancey County, Watauga County, Caldwell County, Burke County and McDowell County. This county was named for Elisha Mitchell (1793–1857), a professor at the University of North Carolina who measured the height of Mount Mitchell.

What is the County Seat of Mitchell County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Bakersville also, the county government website is www.mitchellcounty.org/.

What counties are adjacent to Mitchell County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Carter County, Tennessee (north), east), Avery County (northeast), McDowell County (south), Yancey County (southwest), Unicoi County, Tennessee (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Mitchell County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bakersville, SprucePine.


Mitchell County, NC Vital Records

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

You can search online for Mitchell 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


Mitchell County, NC Census Records

What Mitchell 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 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Mitchell Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Mitchell Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Mitchell Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide


Mitchell County, NC Courthouse and Government Records


Mitchell County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Mitchell County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Mitchell County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. Some County Courthouse records destroyed in move to new courthouse in 1907, some early recordsd were destroyed.


Old Mitchell County Courthouse

Mitchell County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Mitchell Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Mitchell Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Mitchell Co. NC General and History Websites

Mitchell Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Mitchell Co. NC Military Records

Mitchell Co. NC Schools & Directories

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