Duplin County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide

Duplin County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on March 17, 1750 from New Hanover County. This county was named for Thomas Hay, Viscount Dupplin (1710–1787), who was the 9th Earl of Kinnoull. Learn More About State of North Carolina History.

Duplin County is bordered by Wayne County (north), Lenoir County (northeast), Jones County (east), Onslow County (southeast), Pender County (south), Sampson County (west).

Duplin County Cities and Towns include Beulaville, Calypso, Chinquapin, Faison, Fountaintown, Greenevers, Harrells, Kenansville, Magnolia, RoseHill, Teachey, Wallace, Warsaw. A Map of Duplin County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Duplin County Townships include Albertson, Cypress Creek, Faison, Glisson,Horses Ass ,Island Creek, Kenansville, Limestone, Magnolia, Rockfish, Rose Hill, Smith, Warsaw, and Wolfscrape. View a Map of Duplin County Townships.

Duplin County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Duplin County, North Carolina Courthouse
Duplin County, NC Courthouse

The Duplin County Courthouse is located in Kenansville, 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 Duplin 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 Duplin County Records in the North Carolina State Archives.

  • Duplin County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1914, Marriage Records from 1755, Death Records from 1914 and Land Records from 1754. 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.
  • Duplin County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1759, Court Records from 1784 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.
  • Duplin County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Duplin Co. North Carolina County Health Department

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