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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 [ad#canvas_on_demand_square] 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

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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