Dare County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide

Dare County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on February 3, 1870 from Currituck County, Tyrrell County, and Hyde County. This county was named for Virginia Dare (b. 1587), the first child born of English parents in America. Learn More About State of North Carolina History.

Dare County is bordered by Currituck County (north), Hyde County (southwest), Tyrrell County (west).

Dare County Cities and Towns include KillDevilHills, KittyHawk, Manteo, NagsHead, SouthernShores, Duck, MannsHarbor, Hatteras, Buxton, Avon, Rodanthe, Salvo, Wanchese, Waves, Colington. A Map of Dare County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Dare County Townships include Kinnakeet , Hatteras , Atlantic , Croatan , East Lake , Nags Head. View a Map of Dare County Townships.

Dare County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Dare County, North Carolina Courthouse
Dare County, NC Courthouse

Old Dare County Courthouse

The Dare County Courthouse is located in Manteo, North Carolina. Learn More About State of North Carolina Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Dare county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. Also see the Dare County Records in the North Carolina State Archives.

  • Dare County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from ?, Marriage Records from 1870, Death Records from ? and Land Records from 1804. The Register of Deeds holds land and vital records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Land records may include deeds, grants, plats, and other miscellaneous items. houses most birth and death records and marriage licenses.
  • Dare County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1832, Court Records from 1869 and Divorce Records from call court clerk for details. The County Clerk of Court holds probate records and court records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Probate records include not only wills, but also loose estates records. Court records may include apprentice bonds, bastardy bonds, and officials' or constables' bonds in addition to dockets, fee and account books, and court minutes and orders. They also have Divorce Records.
  • Dare County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Dare Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Dare County, North Carolina Census Records

Dare County, North Carolina Vital Records

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