Beaufort County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide

Beaufort County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on 1705 from Bath Precinct and named Pamptecough Precinct. This county was named for Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort, who in 1709 became one of the Lords Proprietor. Learn More About State of North Carolina History.

Beaufort County is bordered by Washington County (northeast), Hyde County (east), Pamlico County (southeast), Craven County (southwest), Pitt County (west), Martin County (northwest) .

Beaufort County Cities and Towns include Aurora, Bath, Belhaven, Chocowinity, Pantego, River Road, Washington, Washington Park. A Map of Beaufort County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Beaufort County Townships include Long Acre, Bath, Chocowinity, Richland, Pantego, Washington. View a Map of Beaufort County Townships.

Beaufort County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Beaufort County, North Carolina Courthouse
Beaufort County, NC Courthouse


Old Beaufort County Courthouse

The Beaufort County Courthouse is located in Washington, 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 Beaufort 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 Beaufort County Records in the North Carolina State Archives. Some early Records fragmented. Delayed birth certificates are available

  • Beaufort County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from ?, Marriage Records from 1747, Death Records from ? and Land Records from 1695. 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.
  • Beaufort County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1720, Court Records from 1744 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.
  • Beaufort County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Beaufort Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Beaufort County, North Carolina Census Records

Beaufort County, North Carolina Vital Records

Beaufort County, North Carolina Resources

Beaufort County, North Carolina External Links

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