Lincoln County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide

Lincoln County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on April 14, 1779 from Tryon County. This county was named for Benjamin Lincoln (1733–1810), a major general during the American Revolutionary War who participated in the Siege of Yorktown. Learn More About State of North Carolina History.

Lincoln County is bordered by Catawba County (north), Iredell County (northeast), Mecklenburg County (southeast), Gaston County (south), Cleveland County (west), Burke County (northwest).

Lincoln County Cities and Towns include BogerCity, Denver, IronStation, Lincolnton, Lowesville, Westport. A Map of Lincoln County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Lincoln County Townships include Catawba Springs, Howards Creek, Iron Station, Lincolnton, and North Brook. View a Map of Lincoln County Townships.

Lincoln County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Lincoln County, North Carolina Courthouse
Lincoln County, NC Courthouse

The Lincoln County Courthouse is located in Lincolnton, 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County Records in the North Carolina State Archives. Some County Courthouse records may have been destroyed by fire in private home in 1797

  • Lincoln County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1913, Marriage Records from 1779, Death Records from 1913 and Land Records from 1763. 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.
  • Lincoln County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1765, Court Records from 1771 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.
  • Lincoln County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Lincoln Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Lincoln County, North Carolina Census Records

Lincoln County, North Carolina Vital Records

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