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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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Alamance County deputies arrest man accused of soliciting a child by computer for a sex act – myfox8.com


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Alamance County deputies arrest man accused of soliciting a child by computer for a sex act
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GRAHAM, N.C. – A man accused of soliciting a child by computer for a sex act and appearing on location has been arrested. Jacob Lee Williams, 21, of Cameron, N.C., was arrested by the Alamance County Sheriff's Office on Friday in Sanford in connection
Man Arrested For Attempting To Meet Child For Sex: Alamance Co. SheriffWFMY News 2
Moore County man busted when he showed up after soliciting child for sex act, deputies sayWNCN
Man arrested for soliciting sex from an Alamance County child on the internetGreensboro News & Record

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Driver resigns after student hit by car while getting off school bus in Alamance County – myfox8.com


Greensboro News & Record
Driver resigns after student hit by car while getting off school bus in Alamance County
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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — The bus driver who failed to use amber warning lights and the red lights, stop sign and stop bar before an 8-year-old boy was hit by a car while getting off a school bus in Alamance County has resigned, according to …
Bus driver resigns after child hit by car in Alamance CountyGreensboro News & Record
Driver resigns after 8-year-old boy is struck by car moments after getting off the busWXII The Triad
North Carolina student struck by car after exiting busWLOS

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‘This ain’t Berkeley, you’re in Dixieland’: Activists clash over ‘Confederate Memorial Day’ event in NC – News & Observer


News & Observer
'This ain't Berkeley, you're in Dixieland': Activists clash over 'Confederate Memorial Day' event in NC
News & Observer
An Alamance County group clashed with another activist group at a planned a “Confederate Memorial Day” event in Graham on Saturday. The Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County (ACTBAC) group held the event in response to “attacks and …
Opposing sides: Activists make noise in Court SquareBurlington Times News
Group honors anniversary of NC joining Confederate ArmyWCNC
'Confederate Memorial Day' service held in NC townWNCN

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Elementary school student hit by car after getting off school bus in Alamance County – myfox8.com


Greensboro News & Record
Elementary school student hit by car after getting off school bus in Alamance County
myfox8.com
BURLINGTON, N.C. — An 8-year-old boy was hit by a car after getting off a school bus in Alamance County Wednesday morning, according to Highway Patrol Master Trooper Chris Knox. The accident happened on N.C. 62 near Elder Lane just after 11:30 a.m. …
8-year-old seriously injured after hit by car in Alamance CountyGreensboro News & Record
Alamance School Bus Stop Arm Didn't Extend When Student Was Hit By Car: NCHPWFMY News 2
Child struck by car in Alamance Co.WXII The Triad
TWC News
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Career coaching for high school students in Alamance County – myfox8.com


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Career coaching for high school students in Alamance County
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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Cameron Coe is a senior and ready to graduate from Southern Alamance High School. But as he sits down with counselor Alyssa Womble, Coe explains he needs a plan so he can find his future career. "Alright Cam," Womble …




2 charged with trafficking cocaine, heroin in Alamance County – myfox8.com


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2 charged with trafficking cocaine, heroin in Alamance County
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On Monday, the Alamance County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Unit conducted a traffic stop on NC Highway 62 north near the Alamance and Caswell counties line. During the stop, deputies seized 39.7 grams of heroin and 99.1 grams of cocaine from a …
2 men charged in Alamance County with trafficking heroin, cocaineGreensboro News & Record

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