Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide

Forsyth County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on January 16, 1849 from Stokes County. This county was named for Benjamin Forsyth (d. 1814), an American officer during the War of 1812. Learn More About State of North Carolina History.

Forsyth County is bordered by Stokes County (north), Guilford County (east), Davidson County (south), Davie County (southwest), Yadkin County (west), Surry County (northwest) .

Forsyth County Cities and Towns include Bethania, Clemmons, Kernersville, Lewisville, RuralHall, Tobaccoville, Walkertown, Winston-Salem, Belews Creek, Bethabara, Dozier, Pfafftown, Seward, Stanleyville, UnionCross, Vienna. A Map of Forsyth County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Forsyth County Townships include Abbotts Creek, Belews Creek, Bethania, Broadbay, Clemmons, Kernersville, Lewisville, Middle Fork, Old Richmond, Pfafftown, Salem Chapel, South Fork, Vienna, Walkertown, and Winston-Salem. View a Map of Forsyth County Townships.

Forsyth County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Forsyth County, North Carolina Courthouse
Forsyth County, NC Courthouse

The Forsyth County Courthouse is located in Winston-Salem, 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth County Records in the North Carolina State Archives.

  • Forsyth County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from ?, Marriage Records from 1849, Death Records from ? and Land Records from 1849. 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.
  • Forsyth County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1845, Court Records from 1848 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.
  • Forsyth County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Forsyth Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Forsyth County, North Carolina Census Records

Forsyth County, North Carolina Vital Records

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