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Robeson County,
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Robeson County, North Carolina History

When was Robeson County, NC Created?
Robeson County was created on 1787 from Bladen County. This county was named for Thomas Robeson, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.

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

What counties are adjacent to Robeson County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Cumberland County (northeast), Bladen County (east), Columbus County (southeast), Dillon County, South Carolina (southwest), Marlboro County, South Carolina (west), Scotland County (northwest), Hoke County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Robeson County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include BarkerTenMile, Elrod, Fairmont, LumberBridge, Lumberton, Marietta, Maxton, McDonald, Orrum, Parkton, Pembroke, Proctorville, Prospect, Raemon, Raynham, RedSprings, Rennert, Rex, Rowland, Shannon, St.Pauls.

Robeson County, NC Vital Records

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

You can search online for Robeson 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

Robeson County, NC Census Records

What Robeson 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.

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

Robeson County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Robeson County Courthouse

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

Robeson County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

Robeson Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Robeson Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Robeson Co. NC General and History Websites

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Robeson Co. NC Military Records

Robeson Co. NC Schools & Directories

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