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 Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 3052
Burlington, NC 27215-3052
Alamance County Historical Museum
4777 S NC Highway 62
Burlington, NC 27215-9295
Alamance County Government
Alamance County Public Libraries
May Memorial Library
342 S. Spring St.
Burlington, North Carolina 27215
The following Cemeteries are in Alamance County.
Alamance Memorial Park
Graham Memorial Park
Moores Chapel Cemetery
Pine Hill Cemetery
Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Alamance County from the Forum:
North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Alamance County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics
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…
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.
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…
Cities and towns of Alamance County:
Graham (County seat)
News related to Alamance County, NC
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U.S. Department of Justice will drop appeal against Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson
The Alamance County Sheriff's Office will be restored to good standing for all federal programs. The DOJ will post a copy of the Settlement and Judge Schroeder's opinion on their website. The Alamance County Sheriff's Office will undertake a Bias-Free …
Alamance Co. Sheriff Discusses US DOJ Agreement
Man found dead along Haw River in Alamance County
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. â A body was discovered by a man canoeing on the Haw River Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release from the Alamance County Sheriff's Office. At 3:30 p.m., Alamance Central Communications received a call from a …
Mebane man found dead in Haw River
Alamance County Group Works To Place Confederate Flags Along I-40
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A group in Alamance County is working to place Confederate flags along Interstate 40 in North Carolina. Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County, or ACTBAC NC, is raising money to put up 23 Confederate flags along …
Man charged with sexual exploitation of a minor in Alamance County
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. â A man has been charged with a sex offense following a months-long investigation in Alamance County. Wesley Scott Gibson, 20, of Snow Camp, is charged with second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to …
Man pleads to attempted murder of Alamance County deputy
Burlington Times News
According to the findings of fact Nadolski read in court and reports at the time of Miles' arrest, at 2:12 a.m. May 3, 2015, ACSO Deputy Earl Austin pulled Miles over on N.C. 49 near the Lamb's Chapel in Haw River. Miles was driving a 1992 Ford pickup …
DOJ Drops Legal Case Against Alamance County Sheriff's Office
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – The U.S. Department of Justice is dropping its legal case against the Alamance County Sheriff's Office. The DOJ began investigating the sheriff's office in 2010 over concerns about racial profiling and filed a lawsuit in 2012 …
DOJ to drop appeal against Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson
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