Caldwell County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide

Caldwell County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on January 11, 1841 from Burke County and Wilkes County. This county was named for Joseph Caldwell (1773–1835), the first president of the University of North Carolina. Learn More About State of North Carolina History.

Caldwell County is bordered by Watauga County (north), Wilkes County (northeast), Alexander County (east), Catawba County (southeast), Burke County (south), Avery County (northwest) .

Caldwell County Cities and Towns include Lower Creek, Lovelady, Little River, Hudson, Kings Creek, Johns River, Lenoir, Globe, Mulberry, North Catawba, Patterson, Wilson Creek, Yadkin Valley. A Map of Caldwell County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Caldwell County Townships include Blowing Rock, Cajahs Mountain, Ceda Rock, Gamewell, Granite Falls, Hudson, Lenoir, Sawmills. View a Map of Caldwell County Townships.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Caldwell County, North Carolina Courthouse
Caldwell County, NC Courthouse

The Caldwell County Courthouse is located in Lenoir, 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 Caldwell 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 Caldwell County Records in the North Carolina State Archives.

  • Caldwell County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1914, Marriage Records from 1841, Death Records from 1914 and Land Records from 1840. 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.
  • Caldwell County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1830, Court Records from 1838 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.
  • Caldwell County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Caldwell Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Caldwell County, North Carolina Census Records

Caldwell County, North Carolina Vital Records

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