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Franklin County, North Carolina History
When was Franklin County, NC Created?
Franklin County was created on April 14, 1778 from Bute County.
What is the County Seat of Franklin County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Louisburg also, the county government website is www.franklincountync.us/.
What counties are adjacent to Franklin County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Warren County, Nash County, Wake County, Granville County, Vance County.
Franklin County, NC Vital Records
Where can find Franklin County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Franklin 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 Franklin County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the Franklin County clerk of court.
You can search online for Franklin 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
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979
- Franklin Co., NC GenWeb Archives Marriage Records
- Franklin County, North Carolina Marriage Project
- Franklin Co., NC GenWeb Archives Births & Deaths Records
- Social Security Death Index
- North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000
- North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
- North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
- North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1800-2000
- North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
- North Carolina, Death Collection, 1908-2004
Franklin County, NC Census Records
What Franklin 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 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Franklin Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Franklin Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Franklin 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
Franklin County, NC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Franklin County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Franklin County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in North Carolina courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless North Carolina residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Franklin County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also North Carolina Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Franklin County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 102 S Main St, Louisburg, NC 27549
- Phone: (919) 497-4200
- Franklin County Register of Deeds
- Phone: 919-496-3500
- Birth Records: 1913
- Marriage Records: 1789
- Death Records: 1913
- Land Records: 1781
- Franklin County Clerk of Court
- Phone: (919) 496-5104
- Probate Records: 1776
- Court Records: 1774
- Divorce Records: call court clerk for details
- North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998
- Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives: Franklin County Records
- Franklin Co., NC GenWeb Archives Court Records
- County Records in the North Carolina State Archives
- Franklin Co., NC GenWeb Archives Wills & Estate Records
- Franklin Co., NC GenWeb Archives Deed Records
- North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970
- BLM Land Records
Franklin County, NC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Franklin County, NC?
A list of Franklin County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Franklin County Library, 906 North Main Street, Louisburg NC 27549
- North Carolina State Archives, Office of Archives and History—State Library Building; Public Services Branch, Mail Service Center 4614, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4614 ; Phone: (919) 807-7310
- State Library of North Carolina, 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2807; (919) 733-7222, (919) 733-3270
- North Carolina Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 22, Greenville, NC 27835
Where can I connect with other Franklin County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- North Carolina Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- State of North Carolina Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Franklin County, North Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Franklin County
- Franklin County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Franklin County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Franklin 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.
Franklin Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications
- North Carolina Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- North Carolina historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from North Carolina (1719 – 1977) (genealogybank.com)
- Franklin County, North Carolina Books (amazon.com)
- Franklin Co., NC GenWeb Archives Obituary Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Search North Carolina Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Franklin Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Franklin Co., North Carolina Graves (findagrave.com)
- Franklin County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Franklin Co., NC GenWeb Archives Cemeteries & Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Franklin Co., North Carolina Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Franklin Co., North Carolina Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Franklin Co., NC GenWeb Archives Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Franklin Co., NC GenWeb Archives Bible Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Franklin County, North Carolina Church Books (amazon.com)
Franklin Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Franklin Co., NC GenWeb Archives Biographies & Collections (usgwarchives.net)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Franklin Co. NC General and History Websites
- Franklin County, North Carolina Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- A History of Franklin County, North Carolina (carolana.com)
- Franklin County, North Carolina Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Franklin Co. NC Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- North Carolina Digital Collections (digital.ncdcr.gov)
- Franklin County, North Carolina (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – North Carolina – Counties – Franklin (cyndislist.com)
- Franklin County North Carolina (genealogytrails.com)
- Franklin Co. NCGenweb (ncgenweb.us)
- Franklin County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Franklin County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Franklin Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Franklin Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of North Carolina Links and Information
- Franklin Co. D.O.T. Map
- Map of Franklin County, NC Municipalities and Townships
- 1895 Franklin County Map (livgenmi.com)
Franklin Co. NC Military Records
- North Carolina Military Records Research Guide
- Franklin Co., NC GenWeb Archives Military Records (usgwarchives.net)
- North Carolina Military Records (Fold3.com) provides access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the North Carolina women and men who served. Perfect for Franklin County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.
Franklin Co. NC Schools & Directories
- North Carolina City Directories (search.ancestry.com)
- Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830 (search.ancestry.com)