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Lenoir County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on December 4, 1791 from Dobbs County. This county was named for William Lenoir (1751–1839), a captain in the American Revolutionary War who took part in the Battle of Kings Mountain. Learn More About State of North Carolina History.
Lenoir County Cities and Towns include Grifton, Kinston, LaGrange, Pink Hill. A Map of Lenoir County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Lenoir County Townships include Contentnea Neck, Falling Creek, Institute, Kinston, Moseley Hall, Neuse, Pink Hill, Sand Hill, Southwest, Trent, Vance, and Woodington. View a Map of Lenoir County Townships.
Lenoir County, North Carolina Courthouse Records
Lenoir County, NC Courthouse
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 Lenoir 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 Lenoir County Records in the North Carolina State Archives. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1878 & 1880 by fire, Some early records were destroyed.
- Lenoir County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1914, Marriage Records from 1791, Death Records from 1914 and Land Records from 1737. 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.
- Lenoir County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1869, Court Records from 1874 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.
- Lenoir County Tax Assessor / Collector
- Lenoir Co. North Carolina County Health Department
Lenoir County, North Carolina Census Records
- Learn More: State of North Carolina Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820, Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
- State Population Schedules: None
- Native American Population Schedules: 1894-1913
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Lenoir County, North Carolina Vital Records
- Learn More: State of North Carolina Vital Records
- Birth Records: from October 1913 to present
- Marriage Records: from January 1962 to present
- Death Records: from January 1, 1930 to present
- Divorce Records: from January 1958 to present
- Locations: North Carolina Vital Records
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Applications.
- In Person: North Carolina Vital Records (Cooper Memorial Health Building), 225 N. McDowell St., Raleigh, NC 27603-1382; 919-733-3000
Lenoir County, North Carolina Resources
- Heritage Genealogical Society
- Lenoir County, North Carolina Message Boards
- Lenoir County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Lenoir County
Lenoir County, North Carolina External Links
- Historical Newspapers from North Carolina (1719 - 1977)
- Lenoir County, North Carolina Books - Amazon
- Lenoir County Marriage Records, 1880-1914
- Lenoir Co., North Carolina - FindaGrave
- Annals of progress : the story of Lenoir County and Kinston, North Carolina
- A History of Lenoir County, North Carolina
- North Carolina Digital Collections
- Lenoir County, North Carolina Links - Cyndi's List
- Lenoir Co. NCGenweb
- Lenoir County, North Carolina Ancestry Database Collections
- An account of the assassination of loyal citizens of N.C. for having served in the Union Army which took place at Kingston
- Lenoir County, North Carolina Military Records
- North Carolina City Directories