Vance County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide

Vance County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on 1881 from Granville County, Franklin County and Warren County. This county was named for Zebulon Baird Vance (1830–1894), a Confederate military officer in the American Civil War, twice governor of North Carolina, and United States Senator. Learn More About State of North Carolina History.

Vance County is bordered by Mecklenburg County, Virginia (north), Warren County (east), Franklin County (south), Granville County (west).

Vance County Cities and Towns include Henderson, Kittrell, Middleburg, South Henderson. A Map of Vance County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Vance County Townships include Dabney, Henderson, Kittrell, Middleburg, Sandy Creek, Townsville, Watkins, and Williamsboro. View a Map of Vance County Townships.

Vance County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Vance County, North Carolina Courthouse
Vance County, NC Courthouse


Old Vance County Courthouse

The Vance County Courthouse is located in Henderson, 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 Vance 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 Vance County Records in the North Carolina State Archives.

  • Vance County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1913, Marriage Records from 1881, Death Records from 1913 and Land Records from 1749. 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.
  • Vance County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1881, Court Records from 1881 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.
  • Vance County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Vance Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Vance County, North Carolina Census Records

Vance County, North Carolina Vital Records

Vance County, North Carolina Resources

Vance County, North Carolina External Links

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