Search For Your Ancestors in Historical Documents




Person County,
North Carolina History & Facts

Person County, North Carolina History

When was Person County, NC Created?
Person County was created on 1791 from Caswell County. This county was named for Thomas Person, an American Revolutionary War.

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

What counties are adjacent to Person County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Halifax County, Virginia (north), Granville County (east), Durham County (southeast), Orange County (southwest), Caswell County (west).

What cities and towns are in Person County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Timberlake, Hurdle Mills, and Leasburg.

Person County, NC Vital Records

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

You can search online for Person 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

Person County, NC Census Records

What Person 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 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Person County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Person County Courthouse

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

Person County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

Person Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Person Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Person Co. NC General and History Websites

Person Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Person Co. NC Military Records

Person Co. NC Schools & Directories

Copyright © 2014,