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The area that is now Alamance County was originally inhabited by several indian tribes. The first permanent European settlements occurred in the mid 1700s. The county itself was formed in 1849 from Orange County. It was named after Alamance Creek, site of the Battle of Alamance (May 16, 1771), in which militia under the command of Governor William Tryon crushed the Regulator movement. The Regulator movement was made up of mostly farmers which faced off against the North Carolina Militia led by Governor Tryon. This gave an indicator of sentiment against the British colonial power. This area was also the site of minor skirmishes during the American Revolution leading up to the battle of Guilford Courthouse.

In the 1800′s textile mills became an important industry. In the aftermath of the Civil War, Alamance County was known as the place of an incident called the Kirk-Holden War an 1870 confrontation between locals and an Army colonel.

Graham is the county seat of Alamance County, NC. Alamance County is home to the Alamance Battleground Historic Site.

Alamance County Genealogy Resources

Alamance County Site – information about the Brick Church area

Alamance County NCGenWeb Site

Alamance County NCGenWeb Archives

Alamance County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 3052
Burlington, NC 27215-3052

Alamance County Historical Museum
4777 S NC Highway 62
Burlington, NC 27215-9295

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Alamance County Government

Alamance County Courthouse
1 Court Square
Graham, NC 27253
(336) 438-1002
County History from Alamance County site

Alamance County Public Libraries
May Memorial Library
342 S. Spring St.
Burlington, North Carolina 27215

Census links

1850 Census Mortality Schedule

1850 Census index (last names only)

1850 Federal Census Images

1860 Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census Images

1870 Census – Poor House

1870 U.S. Soldiers Census

1880 Census Mortality Schedule

1880 Census – Poor House

Cemeteries

The following Cemeteries are in Alamance County.

Alamance Memorial Park
Graham Memorial Park
Linwood Cemetery
Magnolia Cemetery
Moores Chapel Cemetery
Northlawn Cemetery
Pine Hill Cemetery

USGS listing of cemeteries in Alamance County
Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Alamance County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Alamance County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Alamance County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

1flynbird on “Dr. William Rankin Gorley/Goley – Dr. William Ruffin Gorley/Goley”

Two different lines from my family tree lived in Alamance Co. Dr. William Rankin Gorley/Goley was the son of Margaret Gorley/Goley (daughter of William Gorley/Goley and Mary “Polly” Euliss). Dr. Rankin had a son Dr. Willard Coe Goley, and one of Willard’s son’s was Dr. Alexander Fairly Goley. Dr. William Ruffin Goley was the son of Carson Haywood Goley who was the son of Ruffin Gorley (the brother of Margaret Gorley/Goley – son of William Gorley/Goley and Mary “Polly” Euliss). In an article on William Ruffin Goley it mentions that he was of Irish descent. The Gourley/Gorley/Goley family “legend” said the family was of French descent. Two different articles said William Rankin Goley came to Alamance Co. from Virginia. Records show he was born in North Carolina and went to medical School in Baltimore, Md. No mention of Virginia. So, does anyone in Alamance Co. know anything about either or both of these two lines? My family would love to know if we are of Irish descent or French, if any of the family tales are true and if William Rankin really did come to Alamance Co. from Virginia. If anyone has any information about the above, the Gorley/Goley family would love to hear it. Thanks…




Judy LW on “Hobbs as a missionary to South Africa”

Everett L. Hobbs went to South Africa with his wife, Etta Aiken, in about 1898. Everett’s parents were George Lewis Hobbs and Mary J. Allred. Etta’s parents were
David Caldwell Aiken and Alva Kathryn Faust. I’m interested to find out which church or organization sent him there.




DOROTHY52 on “william jones rankin-negroe presbyterian minister 1861-1932″

does a nyone have a ny information on the prominent negro minister who open a school for negro children in 1896-1932 in aberdeen north carolina. it is noted that he died in 1932 august 31 in graham north carolina. does anyone have any information regarding him? he was a synod of catawba. he and wife adopted a daughter…


Alamance County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Alamance County:

Alamance
Altamahaw-Ossipee
Burlington
Elon College
Gibsonville
Glen Raven
Graham (County seat)
Green Level
Haw River
Mebane
Saxapahaw
Swepsonville
Woodlawn

News related to Alamance County, NC

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2 arrested in series of break-ins, thefts in Alamance County – myfox8.com


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2 arrested in series of break-ins, thefts in Alamance County
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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Two people are facing multiple charges in connection with a series of break-ins and a police chase in Alamance County. John Edward Summers, 46, of Hamilton Street in Burlington, is charged with five counts of felony breaking …
Break-in suspects arrested after chase, crash in GrahamWXII The Triad

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Greensboro man charged with statutory rape in Alamance County – myfox8.com


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Greensboro man charged with statutory rape in Alamance County
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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A Greensboro man is facing charges for statutory rape in Alamance County. Jeffrey Mark Stanley, 48, of Creek Ridge Road in Greensboro, is facing three counts of indecent liberties with a child and four counts of statutory rape.

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‘In God We Trust’ bumper stickers donated for Alamance County sheriff’s cars – myfox8.com


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'In God We Trust' bumper stickers donated for Alamance County sheriff's cars
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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — “In God We Trust” bumper stickers will start appearing on some Alamance County Sheriff's Office vehicles. Lash Wrightenberry presented 200 bumper stickers, donated by PIP Printing in Burlington, to the sheriff's office on …




Woman held on $1.5 million bond for prescription fraud in Alamance County – myfox8.com


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Woman held on $1.5 million bond for prescription fraud in Alamance County
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A Walgreens employee contacted the Burlington Police Department on March 30 to report a possible instance of prescription fraud. After a week-long investigation, police determined 40-year-old Heather Smith Elliott was obtaining controlled drugs through …
Burlington woman arrested by police on 5 dozen chargesGreensboro News & Record

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Track Alamance County woman as she runs in Boston Marathon – myfox8.com


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Track Alamance County woman as she runs in Boston Marathon
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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Zoila Lambert didn't start running until after her third child was born. But once she started running, she never stopped. At her first marathon in Cary, she finished in three hours and 35 minutes, qualifying her to run in the
Area runners compete in Boston MarathonBurlington Times News

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Alamance County father charged with having gun on school property, DWI – myfox8.com


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Alamance County father charged with having gun on school property, DWI
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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A father is facing charges after deputies say he came to a Burlington elementary school to pick up his child while under the influence of alcohol. According to the Burlington Times-News, 49-year-old James Robert Gregory is …
Taste of Alamance: Indoor Food & Drink RodeoWFMYNews2.com

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