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)
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NC couple arrested in Alamance County for allegedly trafficking drugs
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. â A couple was arrested Wednesday in Burlington for allegedly trafficking drugs from the Charlotte area. Nayna Patel Taylor, 54, and her husband, Edward Charles Taylor, 65, were arrested for two counts of trafficking bath salts …
Couple charged with trafficking bath salts in Burlington
Lidl commits to bring 200 jobs to new Alamance County site
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. â A German grocery company named Lidl committed to bringing 200 jobs to a new Alamance County site over the next three years. It announced plans today to build a distribution center and headquarters in Alamance County off …
Lidl, part of the Schwarz group and one of the fastest growing retailers in …
Lidl selects North Carolina for regional HQ, distribution hub
Governor McCrory Announces 200 New Jobs in Alamance County
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2 Bodies Found In House In Alamance County
WFMY News 2
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — The Alamance County Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation after two bodies were found inside of a house. Deputies confirm they received a 911 call around 4:48pm from a man threatening to kill his wife and himself.
2 found dead in Elon home in apparent murder-suicide identified
2 found dead inside Alamance Co. home
Two dead just outside Elon
Horror movie filmed in Alamance County to play at Greensboro theater
The house is haunted by the ghostly apparitions of seven dead children. Producer Starr Jones said the movie was actually written to depict a town in Alamance County. He said North Carolina has many great resources and shooting locations for a movie.
European grocer Lidl to open regional HQ, distribution center in Alamance County
Greensboro News & Record
âNorth Carolina provides a talented workforce, a strategic location and market opportunities which presents an incredible opportunity as Lidl prepares its expansion into the United States,â Brendan Proctor, President and CEO for Lidl US, stated in the …
Acquaintance of Alamance County burglary suspect sought for questioning
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. â Authorities are seeking public assistance in identifying the acquaintance of a burglary suspect. The Alamance County Sheriff's Office released a photo Monday of a woman they say knows the suspect alleged to have burglarized …
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