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Pasquotank County, North Carolina History

When was Pasquotank County, NC Created?
Pasquotank County was created on 1668 from Carteret Precinct and Albemarle County (originally named Pasquotank Precinct, briefly named was renamed to Albemarle Precinct in 1680's but by mid-1680s the name was changed back, declared a Pasquotank County in 1739). This county was named for the Native American word pasketanki which meant "where the current of the stream divides or forks" .

What is the County Seat of Pasquotank County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Elizabeth City also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Pasquotank County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Camden County (east), Perquimans County (southwest), Gates County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Pasquotank County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Elizabeth City, Weeksville.

Pasquotank County, NC Vital Records

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

You can search online for Pasquotank 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

Pasquotank County, NC Census Records

What Pasquotank 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.

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

Pasquotank County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Pasquotank County Courthouse

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

Pasquotank County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

Pasquotank Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Pasquotank Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pasquotank Co. NC General and History Websites

Pasquotank Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pasquotank Co. NC Military Records

Pasquotank Co. NC Schools & Directories

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