Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide2016-06-12T19:43:43+00:00

Rowan County, North Carolina Records

Rowan County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on 1753 from Anson County. This county was named for Matthew Rowan (d. 1769), was the acting Governor of colonial North Carolina following the death of Governor Nathaniel Rice.

Rowan County is bordered by Davie County (north), Davidson County (northeast), Stanly County (southeast), Cabarrus County (south), Iredell County (west).

Rowan County Cities and Towns include ChinaGrove, Cleveland, EastSpencer, Enochville, Faith, GraniteQuarry, Kannapolis, Landis, Rockwell, Salisbury, Spencer. A Map of Rowan County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. There is a collection of old Ohio maps at MapGeeks.org.

Rowan County Townships include Atwell, China Grove, Cleveland, East Spencer, Franklin, Gold Hill, Kannapolis, Litaker, Locke, Morgan, Mount Ulla, Providence, Rockwell, Salisbury, Scotch Irish, Spencer, Steele, and Unity. View a Map of Rowan County Townships.

Rowan County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Rowan County, North Carolina Courthouse
Rowan County, NC Courthouse


Old Rowan County Courthouse

The Rowan County Courthouse is located in Salisbury, North Carolina. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. 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 Rowan county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk. Also see the Rowan County Records in the North Carolina State Archives. The County Courthouse records were destroyed due to Civil War Action in 1865.

Rowan County, North Carolina Census Records

Rowan County, North Carolina Vital Records

Rowan County, North Carolina Resources

Rowan County, North Carolina External Links