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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


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


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

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Cities and towns of Alamance County:

Elon College
Glen Raven
Graham (County seat)
Green Level
Haw River

News related to Alamance County, NC

“”alamance county” nc” – Google News

Update: Storms bring tornado warnings, heavy rain to Alamance – Burlington Times News

Update: Storms bring tornado warnings, heavy rain to Alamance  Burlington Times News

Update: 5:30 p.m.: Heavy rain and strong storms continued to pound the area into Friday evening, but early reports suggested that Alamance County escaped …

Alamance County arrests, April 17 – Burlington Times News

Alamance County arrests, April 17  Burlington Times News

Driving while impairedJames David Lee, 42, of 203 E. Dillard St., Mebane, was charged with driving while impaired. According to the State Highway Patrol, Lee …

Alamance, much of NC under tornado watch – Burlington Times News

Alamance, much of NC under tornado watch  Burlington Times News

No reports of touchdown or damage from tornado warning Friday morning.

Photos: Alamance County Special Olympics Spring Games – Burlington Times News

Photos: Alamance County Special Olympics Spring Games  Burlington Times News

Hundreds of participants and volunteers gathered at Elon University’s athletic fields Thursday, April 18, for the Special Olympics of Alamance County Spring …

Alamance County arrests, April 8 – Burlington Times News

Alamance County arrests, April 8  Burlington Times News

Sexual exploitation of a minorJimmy Blane Murray, 38, of 6230 Holt Cross Road, Burlington, was charged Friday with three counts of third-degree sexual …

Photos: Top 10 Alamance County stories – Burlington Times News

Photos: Top 10 Alamance County stories  Burlington Times News

1. Burlington couple charged with drugs, child abuse. The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office arrested a couple at the Knights Inn Hotel on Hanford Road in …

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