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Warren County,
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Warren County, North Carolina History

When was Warren County, NC Created?
Warren County was created on January 20, 1779 from Bute County. This county was named for Joseph Warren (1741–1775), a Patriot and volunteer private who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

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

What counties are adjacent to Warren County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Brunswick County, Virginia (northeast), Northampton County (northeast), Halifax County (east), Franklin County (south), Vance County (west), Mecklenburg County, Virginia (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Warren County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Macon, Norlina, Warrenton.

Warren County, NC Vital Records

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

You can search online for Warren 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

Warren County, NC Census Records

What Warren 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.

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

Warren County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Warren County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Warren County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Warren County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. Some early County records may have been destroyed in 1935

Warren County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

Warren Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Warren Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Warren Co. NC General and History Websites

Warren Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Warren Co. NC Military Records

Warren Co. NC Schools & Directories

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