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Alleghany County Genealogy

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The county was formed in 1859 from the eastern part of Ashe County, North Carolina. It was named for the Alleghany River. The word Alleghany comes from the Delaware Indian language meaning “a fine stream”. Numerous boundary adjustments have been made since it was established, but none have resulted in new counties. The area was explored as early as the mid 1700s. The county seat is Sparta.

A famous resident of Alleghany County, North Carolina was congressman Robert L. Doughton who was instrumental in the creation of the Blue Ridge Parkway (which runs along the counties border) and in passing the Social Security Act. The largest park along the Parkway was named in his honor, Doughton Park.

Sparta is the home to the Sparta Teapot Museum. This tea pot museum is around 30,000 square feet and is devoted to the history of the teapot. The core of the collection is The Kamm Collection which at 6000 pieces is arguably the largest teapot collection on the planet. The collection was gathered by Gloria and Sonny Kamm.

Alleghany County NCGenweb site

Alleghany Historical-Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 817
Sparta, NC 28675

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Alleghany County Courthouse
Alleghany County Register of Deeds
12 North Main St.
P.O. Box 186
Sparta, NC 28675
Phone: 336-372-4342

New River Valley Historical Notes

Census

1850-1880 Mortality Schedules

1860 Federal Census for Alleghany County

1860 Census slave mortality schedule transcription

1860 Census Slave Schedule
1860 Census Slave Schedule 2nd part(?)

1860 Census agricultural schedule transcription

1870 Federal Census transcription

1880 Census – Cranberry township transcription

1880 Census – Gap Civil township transcription

1880 Census – Glad Creek township transcription

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Alleghany County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

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Cities and towns of Alleghany Couny

Barrett
Cherry Lane
Edwards Crossroads
Ennice
Glade Valley
Hare
Laurel Springs
Piney Creek
Roaring Gap
Saddle
Sparta (County Seat)
Stratford
Twin Oaks
Whitehead

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