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Pamlico County, North Carolina

Pamlico County was created on 1872 from Beaufort County and Craven County. This county was named for the Pamlico Sound and the Pamlico Native American tribe .

The Pamlico County Seat is located in Bayboro also, the county government website is

Areas bordering to Pamlico County are Beaufort County (north), Hyde County (northeast), Carteret County (southeast), Craven County (southwest).

Cities and towns located in Pamlico County include Alliance, Arapahoe, Bayboro, Mesic, Minnesott Beach, Oriental, Stonewall, Vandemere, Maribel, Florence, Merritt, Reelsboro, Grantsboro.

Townships located in Pamlico County are numbered 1 thru 5 .

Pamlico 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 Pamlico 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

Pamlico County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Pamlico Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Pamlico Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Pamlico Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Pamlico County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Pamlico County Courthouse and Government Records

Pamlico County Courthouse

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

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 Pamlico 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 Pamlico County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county.

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.
  • Pamlico County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 202 Main St, Bayboro, NC 28515
  • Pamlico 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 Pamlico County.
    • Phone: (252) 745-4421
    • Birth Records: 1913 
    • Marriage Records: 1872 
    • Death Records: 1913 
    • Land Records: 1869
  • Pamlico 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: 252-745-6600
    • Probate Records: 1872
    • Court Records: 1872
    • Divorce Records: call court clerk for details
  • Pamlico County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Pamlico Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Pamlico County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Pamlico 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 Pamlico County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Pamlico Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Pamlico Co. NC Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Pamlico Co. NC Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Pamlico Co. NC Census Records

Pamlico Co. NC Cemeteries & Graveyards

Pamlico Co. NC Church & Bible Records

Pamlico Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pamlico Co. NC General and History Websites

Pamlico Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pamlico Co. NC Military Records

Pamlico Co. NC Schools & Directories

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