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Scotland County, North Carolina History

When was Scotland County, NC Created?
Scotland County was created on 1899 from Richmond County. This county was named for the country Scotland, part of the United Kingdom.

What is the County Seat of Scotland County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Laurinburg also, the county government website is www.scotlandcounty.org.

What counties are adjacent to Scotland County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Hoke County (northeast), Robeson County (southeast), Marlboro County, South Carolina (southwest), Richmond County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Scotland County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include East Laurinburg, Gibson, Laurel Hill, Laurinburg, Wagram.


Scotland County, NC Vital Records

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

You can search online for Scotland 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


Scotland County, NC Census Records

What Scotland 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 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.


Scotland County, NC Courthouse and Government Records


Scotland County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Scotland County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Scotland County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county.


Scotland County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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