Wilkes County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide

Wilkes County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on 1777 from Surry County. This county was named for John Wilkes (1725–1797), an English radical, journalist and politician . Learn More About State of North Carolina History.

Wilkes County is bordered by Alleghany County (north), Surry County (northeast), Yadkin County (east), Iredell County (southeast), Alexander County (south), Caldwell County (southwest), Watauga County (west), Ashe County (northwest).

Wilkes County Cities and Towns include Elkin, North Wilkesboro, Ronda, Wilkesboro, Cricket, Fairplains, Hays, Millers Creek, Moravian Falls, Mulberry, Pleasant Hill, Roaring River. A Map of Wilkes County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Wilkes County Townships include Antioch, Austin, Beaver Creek, Boomer, Brushy Mountains, Call, Cricket, Dockery, Edwards, Elk, Jobs Cabin, Lewis Fork, Lomax, Lovelace, Millers Creek, Moravian Falls, Mtn. View, Mulberry, New Castle, North Wilkesboro, Purlear, Roaring River, Ronda, Rock Creek, Somers, Stanton, Traphill, Hays, Union, Walnut Grove, Wilbar, and Wilkesboro . View a Map of Wilkes County Townships.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Wilkes County, North Carolina Courthouse
Wilkes County, NC Courthouse

Old Wilkes County Courthouse

The Wilkes County Courthouse is located in Wilkesboro, 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 Wilkes 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 Wilkes County Records in the North Carolina State Archives.

  • Wilkes County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1913, Marriage Records from 1778, Death Records from 1913 and Land Records from 1741. 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.
  • Wilkes County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1777, Court Records from 1761 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.
  • Wilkes County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Wilkes Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Wilkes County, North Carolina Census Records

Wilkes County, North Carolina Vital Records

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