Gates County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide

Gates County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on April 14, 1778 from Chowan County, Hertford County, and Perquimans County. This county was named for Horatio Gates (1727–1806), an American general during the Revolution at the Battle of Saratoga. Learn More About State of North Carolina History.

Gates County is bordered by City of Suffolk, Virginia (north), Camden County (northeast), Pasquotank County (east), Perquimans County (southeast), Chowan County (south), Hertford County (west), Southampton County, Virginia (northwest) .

Gates County Cities and Towns include Gatesville. A Map of Gates County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Gates County Townships include Gatesville, Hall, Haslett, Holly Grove, Hunters Mill, Mintonsville, and Reynoldson. View a Map of Gates County Townships.

Gates County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Gates County, North Carolina Courthouse
Gates County, NC Courthouse


Old Gates County Courthouse

The Gates County Courthouse is located in Gatesville, 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 Gates 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 Gates County Records in the North Carolina State Archives.

  • Gates County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1913, Marriage Records from 1779, Death Records from 1913 and Land Records from 1776. 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.
  • Gates County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1762, Court Records from 1768 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.
  • Gates County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Gates Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Gates County, North Carolina Census Records

Gates County, North Carolina Vital Records

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