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Jackson County, North Carolina History
When was Jackson County, NC Created?
Jackson County was created on January 29, 1851 from Haywood County and Macon County.
What is the County Seat of Jackson County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Sylva also, the county government website is www.jacksonnc.org/.
What counties are adjacent to Jackson County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Haywood County, Transylvania County, Oconee County, South Carolina, Macon County, Swain County.
Jackson County, NC Vital Records
Where can find Jackson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Jackson 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 Jackson County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the Jackson County clerk of court.
You can search online for Jackson 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
- Jackson Co., NC GenWeb Archives Marriage Records
- Jackson County, North Carolina Marriage Project
- Jackson 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
Jackson County, NC Census Records
What Jackson 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 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Jackson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide
Jackson County, NC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Jackson County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Jackson 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 Jackson 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.
- Jackson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 401 Grindstaff Cove Rd, Sylva, NC 28779
- Jackson County Register of Deeds
- Phone: 828-586-7530
- Birth Records: ?
- Marriage Records: 1853
- Death Records: ?
- Land Records: 1853
- Jackson County Clerk of Court
- Phone: 828-631-6400
- Probate Records: 1853
- Court Records: 1853
- Divorce Records: call court clerk for details
- North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998
- Jackson County Tax Assessor / Collector
- Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives: Jackson County Records
- Jackson Co., NC GenWeb Archives Court Records
- County Records in the North Carolina State Archives
- Jackson Co., NC GenWeb Archives Wills & Estate Records
- Jackson Co., NC GenWeb Archives Deed Records
- North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970
- BLM Land Records
Jackson County, NC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Jackson County, NC?
A list of Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Jackson County Genealogical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 2108, Cullowhee, NC 28723
- 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 Jackson County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- North Carolina Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- State of North Carolina Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Jackson County, North Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Jackson County
- Jackson County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Jackson County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Jackson 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.
Jackson 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)
- Jackson County, North Carolina Books (amazon.com)
- Jackson Co., NC GenWeb Archives Obituary Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Search North Carolina Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Jackson Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Jackson Co., North Carolina Graves (findagrave.com)
- Jackson County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Jackson Co., NC GenWeb Archives Cemeteries & Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Jackson Co., North Carolina Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Jackson Co., North Carolina Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Jackson Co., NC GenWeb Archives Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Jackson Co., NC GenWeb Archives Bible Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Jackson County, North Carolina Church Books (amazon.com)
Jackson Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Jackson Co., NC GenWeb Archives Biographies & Collections (usgwarchives.net)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Jackson Co. NC General and History Websites
- Jackson County, North Carolina Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- A History of Jackson County, North Carolina (carolana.com)
- Jackson County, North Carolina Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Jackson Co. NC Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- North Carolina Digital Collections (digital.ncdcr.gov)
- Jackson County, North Carolina (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – North Carolina – Counties – Jackson (cyndislist.com)
- Jackson County North Carolina (genealogytrails.com)
- Jackson Co. NCGenweb (ncgenweb.us)
- Jackson County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Jackson County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Jackson Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Jackson Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of North Carolina Links and Information
- Jackson Co. D.O.T. Maps [Map 1] – [Map 2] – [Map 3] – [Thumbnail of Sheet Key]
- Map of Jackson County, NC Municipalities and Townships
- 1895 Jackson County Map (livgenmi.com)
Jackson Co. NC Military Records
- North Carolina Military Records Research Guide
- Jackson 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 Jackson County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.
Jackson Co. NC Schools & Directories
- North Carolina City Directories (search.ancestry.com)
- Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830 (search.ancestry.com)