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Alamance County Genealogy

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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

“alamance county” nc – Google News

Partially decomposed body found in Alamance County – WRAL.com


Burlington Times News
Partially decomposed body found in Alamance County
WRAL.com
GRAHAM, N.C. — Authorities are trying to determine the identity of a woman whose partially decomposed body was found inside a storage container in Alamance County south of the town of Graham. A state Transportation Department worker found the body …
Authorities investigate possible link between house fire and body in containermyfox8.com

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Woman found dead in Alamance County identified – Greensboro News & Record


Burlington Times News
Woman found dead in Alamance County identified
Greensboro News & Record
Washburn, 41, of 1904 Morningside Drive in Burlington, is believed to be the woman whose body was found in a container on Belmont-Mount Herman Road by a N.C. DOT worker Friday morning, according to the Alamance County Sheriff's Office.
Cops check for link between body in bin and fireNews & Observer

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Three charged in Alamance County ‘sexting’ investigation – myfox8.com

Three charged in Alamance County 'sexting' investigation
myfox8.com
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – Alamance County deputies have arrested three suspects in a “sexting” investigation which officials said involved obscene photos of a 16-year-old girl. Ezra Dejesus Brent , 17, of Burlington; Jordan Tyler Pickard, 20, of Graham, …

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Woman’s body found in storage container near Southern High School – Burlington Times News


WCNC
Woman's body found in storage container near Southern High School
Burlington Times News
4/11/14 – Alamance County Sheriff's Office personnel question drivers and hand out flyers along Bellemont-Mount Hermon Road regarding a dead body found near the bridge on the road this morning. Sam Roberts / Times-News … A maintenance worker with the
Partially decomposed body found in container on Alamance County roadWXII The Triad
Video: Worker finds body of unidentified woman in AlamanceGreensboro News & Record
NCDOT worker finds body on side of roadWCNC

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Alamance County teen killed, another injured in crash – News & Observer


Chapelboro.com
Alamance County teen killed, another injured in crash
News & Observer
MEBANE — An Alamance County teen was killed and another injured in a single-car wreck Wednesday afternoon in western Orange County. Desmond Piccini, 16, of Mebane, was driving his 1989 Ford Mustang east on Lebanon Road near Mill Creek Road …
Alamance County high school junior killed in car crash; passenger suffers The Tribune

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Lanes reopen after tanker truck overturns on westbound I-40/85 in Burlington – myfox8.com

Lanes reopen after tanker truck overturns on westbound I-40/85 in Burlington
myfox8.com
BURLINGTON, N.C. — Lanes reopened around midnight after a tanker truck overturned on westbound 1-40/I-85 in Alamance County Wednesday. The Highway Patrol, Burlington Fire and Alamance County EMS are responded to the accident. The driver was …

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