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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

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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

“”alamance county” nc” – Google News

Alamance County dairy farmers changed N.C. politics – Burlington Times News

Alamance County dairy farmers changed N.C. politics  Burlington Times News

Rob Christensen retired in December after 45 years as chief political writer for the Raleigh News & Observer.While he covered a lot of politicians and political …




Alamance County embezzler gets 10 years and then some – Burlington Times News

Alamance County embezzler gets 10 years and then some  Burlington Times News

GRAHAM — The defendant didn’t even have much of a history of traffic offenses let alone felony convictions, which is a big part of the reason she got away with …




Alamance County arrests, June 14 – Burlington Times News

Alamance County arrests, June 14  Burlington Times News

Robbery with a dangerous weaponJaveon Deontray Chatman, 20, of 37 N. Hermitage Ave., Trenton, N.J., was charged Thursday with felony robbery with a …




28 charged, 243 pounds of cocaine and $1.3M seized in Alamance County – Burlington Times News

28 charged, 243 pounds of cocaine and $1.3M seized in Alamance County  Burlington Times News

Video of news conference below article text. Operation ‘Smooth’ Operator lasted 17 months and involved every police agency in Alamance County, the SBI, and …




Arrests made, drugs and cash seized in Alamance County drug bust – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Arrests made, drugs and cash seized in Alamance County drug bust  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Streets across Alamance County were the focus of a drug bust. Early Wednesday morning, the Alamance Narcotic Enforcement …




Alamance County arrests, June 3 – Burlington Times News

Alamance County arrests, June 3  Burlington Times News

Larceny by employeeZyhra Lakryra Battles, 23, of 509 Clay St., Burlington, was charged with felony larceny by employee. According to Mebane police, Battles …


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