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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

Learning curve: Alamance County DSS sees improvements under NC FAST – Burlington Times News

Learning curve: Alamance County DSS sees improvements under NC FAST
Burlington Times News
A year after state leaders mandated that county departments of social services use the NC FAST program for Medicaid cases, the Alamance County Department of Social Services has continued to make headway on its cases. “A year ago, 42 percent of …




Court rules for Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson in DOJ discrimination case – myfox8.com


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Court rules for Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson in DOJ discrimination case
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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – A judge has dismissed a federal lawsuit that accused Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson of discriminating against Hispanics. The Department of Justice had claimed that Johnson's office practiced discriminatory policing and …
Alamance Co. Sheriff Terry Johnson Cleared in Suit Brought by Justice Dept.WFMY News 2
Just in: Federal judge finds no pattern of discrimination by Alamance County The Progressive Pulse
U.S. District Court judge dismisses lawsuit against Alamance County sheriffGreensboro News & Record
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Alamance Co. Sheriff Terry Johnson thanks supporters after discrimination case … – myfox8.com


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Alamance Co. Sheriff Terry Johnson thanks supporters after discrimination case
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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A judge dismissed a federal lawsuit accusing Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson of discriminating against Hispanics. The Department of Justice claimed that Johnson's office practiced discriminatory policing and …
Alamance Co. Sheriff "Grateful" After Judge's RulingWFMY News 2
Alamance County Sheriff Reacts To Dropped Discrimination LawsuitWFDD
Alamance Co. Sheriff speaks out after lawsuitWXII The Triad

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Construction starts on major distribution site in Alamance County – myfox8.com


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Construction starts on major distribution site in Alamance County
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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Construction started this week on the distribution center for the German grocery store LIDL, expected to bring hundreds of jobs to Alamance County. The distribution center is expected to bring about 200 jobs to the area.




Man arrested in Alamance County for methamphetamine trafficking – myfox8.com


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Man arrested in Alamance County for methamphetamine trafficking
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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A man was arrested after an investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in the Burlington and Alamance County area. William Joseph Barley, 47, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of …
Man faces meth charges in Alamance CountyWXII The Triad
Authorities make meth bust in BurlingtonBurlington Times News
Alamance Narcotics Enforcement Team Busts Meth DealerWFMY News 2

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How Alamance County legislators voted this week – Burlington Times News

How Alamance County legislators voted this week
Burlington Times News
How Alamance County members of the N.C. General Assembly voted the week ending July 31. HB 229 — Church Tax Exemption/Driving Privileges (Concurrence Vote): Modifies the exemption for real property used for religious purposes and authorizes the …


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