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Stanly County, North Carolina History

When was Stanly County, NC Created?
Stanly County was created on January 11, 1841 from Montgomery County. This county was named for John Stanly (1774–1834), a United States Congressman and Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons.

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

What counties are adjacent to Stanly County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Rowan County (north), Montgomery County (east), Anson County (southeast), Union County (southwest), Cabarrus County (west).

What cities and towns are in Stanly County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Albemarle, Badin, Locust, NewLondon, Norwood, Oakboro, Richfield, Stanfield, Misenheimer, Red Cross, Aquadale, Palestine.

Stanly County, NC Vital Records

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

You can search online for Stanly 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

Stanly County, NC Census Records

What Stanly 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 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Stanly County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Stanly County Courthouse

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

Stanly County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

Stanly Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Stanly Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Stanly Co. NC General and History Websites

Stanly Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Stanly Co. NC Military Records

Stanly Co. NC Schools & Directories

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