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Mitchell County, North Carolina History
When was Mitchell County, NC Created?
Mitchell County was created on February 16, 1861 from Yancey County, Watauga County, Caldwell County, Burke County and McDowell County.
What is the County Seat of Mitchell County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Bakersville also, the county government website is www.mitchellcounty.org/.
What counties are adjacent to Mitchell County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Carter County, Tennessee, east), Avery County, McDowell County, Yancey County, Unicoi County, Tennessee.
Mitchell County, NC Vital Records
Where can find Mitchell County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Mitchell 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 Mitchell County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the Mitchell County clerk of court.
You can search online for Mitchell 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
- Mitchell Co., NC GenWeb Archives Marriage Records
- Mitchell County, North Carolina Marriage Project
- Mitchell 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
Mitchell County, NC Census Records
What Mitchell 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 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Mitchell Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Mitchell Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Mitchell Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide
Mitchell County, NC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Mitchell County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Mitchell 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 Mitchell 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.
- Mitchell County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 328 Longview Drive, Bakersville, NC 28705
- Mitchell County Register of Deeds
- Address: 26 Crimson Laurel Circle, Suite 4, Bakersville NC 28705
- Phone: 828-688-2139
- Birth Records: 1913
- Marriage Records: 1861
- Death Records: 1913
- Land Records: 1789
- Mitchell County Clerk of Court
- Phone: 828-688-2161
- Probate Records: 1823
- Court Records: 1861
- 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: Mitchell County Records
- Mitchell Co., NC GenWeb Archives Court Records
- County Records in the North Carolina State Archives
- Mitchell Co., NC GenWeb Archives Wills & Estate Records
- Mitchell Co., NC GenWeb Archives Deed Records
- North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970
- BLM Land Records
Mitchell County, NC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Mitchell County, NC?
A list of Mitchell County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Toe Valley Genealogical Society, 491 Beaver Creek Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
- 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 Mitchell County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- North Carolina Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- State of North Carolina Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Mitchell County, North Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Mitchell County
- Mitchell County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Mitchell County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Mitchell 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.
Mitchell 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)
- Mitchell County, North Carolina Books (amazon.com)
- Mitchell Co., NC GenWeb Archives Obituary Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Search North Carolina Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Mitchell Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Mitchell Co., North Carolina Graves (findagrave.com)
- Mitchell County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Mitchell Co., NC GenWeb Archives Cemeteries & Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Mitchell Co., North Carolina Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Mitchell Co., North Carolina Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Mitchell Co., NC GenWeb Archives Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Mitchell Co., NC GenWeb Archives Bible Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Mitchell County, North Carolina Church Books (amazon.com)
Mitchell Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Mitchell Co., NC GenWeb Archives Biographies & Collections (usgwarchives.net)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Mitchell Co. NC General and History Websites
- Mitchell County, North Carolina Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- A History of Mitchell County, North Carolina (carolana.com)
- Mitchell County, North Carolina Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Mitchell Co. NC Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- North Carolina Digital Collections (digital.ncdcr.gov)
- Mitchell County, North Carolina (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – North Carolina – Counties – Mitchell (cyndislist.com)
- Mitchell County North Carolina (genealogytrails.com)
- Mitchell Co. NCGenweb (ncgenweb.us)
- Mitchell County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Mitchell County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Mitchell Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Mitchell Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of North Carolina Links and Information
- Mitchell Co. D.O.T. Maps [Map 1] – [Map 2]
- Map of Mitchell County, NC Municipalities and Townships
- 1895 Mitchell County Map (livgenmi.com)
Mitchell Co. NC Military Records
- North Carolina Military Records Research Guide
- Mitchell 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 Mitchell County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.
Mitchell Co. NC Schools & Directories
- North Carolina City Directories (search.ancestry.com)
- Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830 (search.ancestry.com)