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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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Thousands attend pro-Confederate rally in Alamance County – WTVD-TV


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Thousands attend pro-Confederate rally in Alamance County
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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) –. Since the church shootings in Charleston, S.C. last month, there has been a national movement to take down Confederate flags and symbols. On Saturday afternoon, a call to bring down one of those symbols in Graham …
Confederate memorial rally draws 1500Burlington Times News
1500 people attend rally in support of Confederate monument in Grahammyfox8.com
Hundreds rally in support of NC Confederate monumentWRAL.com
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Local women start group to help Alamance County animal shelter – myfox8.com


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Local women start group to help Alamance County animal shelter
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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — From volunteering at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, Pamela Notchey and Angela Wacker quickly saw there was no way the shelter could keep up with the huge amount of animals coming in. “It's heartbreaking to come here …




NC couple arrested in Alamance County for allegedly trafficking drugs – myfox8.com


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NC couple arrested in Alamance County for allegedly trafficking drugs
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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A couple was arrested Wednesday in Burlington for allegedly trafficking drugs from the Charlotte area. Nayna Patel Taylor, 54, and her husband, Edward Charles Taylor, 65, were arrested for two counts of trafficking bath salts …
Couple charged with trafficking bath salts in BurlingtonWXII The Triad

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Petition shows support for Alamance County Confederate monument – myfox8.com


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Petition shows support for Alamance County Confederate monument
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GRAHAM, N.C. — Thousands of people have shown they aren't afraid to come forward and sign their name in support of the Confederate monument in Graham. In two days, a petition on change.org to protect the monument has gotten thousands of signatures …
Alamance County Commissioners Will Look at Confederate Monument Issue CarefullyTWC News

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Debate over Alamance County Confederate monument – myfox8.com


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Debate over Alamance County Confederate monument
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But now, after 100 years in its prominent location, some are calling for the Confederate monument outside the Alamance County Courthouse to come down. “The monument is a symbol of racism. It's a symbol of treason,” said Michael Graves, president of …
Debate over Confederate Monument in Alamance CountyWFMY News 2
Petition begins to keep Civil War monument at courthouseBurlington Times News

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Lidl, part of the Schwarz group and one of the fastest growing retailers in … – Area Development Online


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Lidl, part of the Schwarz group and one of the fastest growing retailers in
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Lidl, part of the Schwarz group and one of the fastest growing retailers in Europe, will invest more than $125 million to open a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Alamance County, North Carolina. The project will create 80 new full
Lidl commits to bring 200 jobs to new Alamance County sitemyfox8.com
Lidl selects North Carolina for regional HQ, distribution hubCharlotte Business Journal
It's official: McCrory announces Lidl HQ plans for Alamance CountyBurlington Times News
Charlotte Observer -WXII The Triad -Stanly News & Press
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