Jones County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide

Jones County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on April 14, 1778 from Craven County. This county was named for Willie Jones (1740–1801), opposed the ratification of the United States Constitution and declined an invitation to the Constitutional Convention. Learn More About State of North Carolina History.

Jones County is bordered by Craven County (northeast), Carteret County (southeast), Onslow County (south), Duplin County (west), Lenoir County (northwest).

Jones County Cities and Towns include Maysville, Pollocksville, Trenton.

Jones County Townships are all numbered and named and include: 1 (White Oak), 2 (Pollocksville), 3 (Trenton), 4 (Cypress Creek), 5 (Tuckahoe), 6 (Chinquapin), and 7 (Beaver Creek) . View a Map of Jones County Townships.

Jones County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Jones County, North Carolina Courthouse
Jones County, NC Courthouse

The Jones County Courthouse is located in Trenton, 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 Jones 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 Jones County Records in the North Carolina State Archives. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1862 by fire

  • Jones County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1914, Marriage Records from 1851, Death Records from 1914 and Land Records from 1779. 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.
  • Jones County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1760, Court Records from 1807 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.
  • Jones County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Jones Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Jones County, North Carolina Census Records

Jones County, North Carolina Vital Records

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