Lenoir County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide

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 is bordered by Greene County (north), Pitt County (northeast), Craven County (east), Jones County (southeast), Duplin County (southwest), Wayne County (west).

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, North Carolina Courthouse
Lenoir County, NC Courthouse

The Lenoir County Courthouse is located in Kinston, 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 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

Lenoir County, North Carolina Vital Records

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