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The county was formed in 1779 from parts of Chowan County, Hertford County, and Perquimans County. It was named for General Horatio Gates, who had commanded the victorious American forces at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777. Source Wikipedia

Gates County NCGenweb site

Gates County Historical Society
P.O. Box 98
Gates, NC 27937

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Gates County Courthouse
PO Box 148
County Courthouse
Gatesville, NC 27938

Census

1786 State Census Transcription

1790 Federal Census Transcription (Edenton District) indexed by last name

1790 Federal Census Index and transcription Directory opens to folder with textfiles, one index, one named by page number

1850 Federal Census Index – by last name only

Tax Records

1784 partial Tax list

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Gates County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

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Gates County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Gates County:

Corapeake
Eure
Gates
Gatesville (County Seat)
Hobbsville
Roduco
Sunbury

News related to Gates County, NC

“gates county” nc – Google News

Man, woman charged for breaking into home in Gates County – WAVY-TV


WAVY-TV
Man, woman charged for breaking into home in Gates County
WAVY-TV
GATES COUNTY, N.C (WAVY) — A man and woman are facing charges for allegedly breaking into a home in the Eure community of Gates County. According to the sheriff's office, Craig Clifton and a woman were caught trying to break into a residence.




Fatal Friday – Roanoke Chowan News Herald

Fatal Friday
Roanoke Chowan News Herald
According to North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper K.R. Genao, Vance is believed to be the motorist for which several calls were made by the motoring public in regards to his alleged reckless driving. Genao said one call was made to Gates County 9-1-1 …




Presley named Volunteer of the Year – Roanoke Chowan News Herald


Roanoke Chowan News Herald
Presley named Volunteer of the Year
Roanoke Chowan News Herald
Presley serves as the Deacon Chairperson at First Baptist Church in Ahoskie and also serves on the NC State Women's Missionary Union Executive Board. She resides in Gates County and is the wife of the Reverend Billy Presley. She is a wife, mother, …




Giving Suffolk a good name – Suffolk News-Herald

Giving Suffolk a good name
Suffolk News-Herald
It's no secret that we're big fans of the Obici Healthcare Foundation. There have been many times in recent years when this space has been devoted to a thankful recounting of the fine work that is done with the funds this philanthropic organization




Foundation awards $1.75 million – Suffolk News-Herald

Foundation awards $1.75 million
Suffolk News-Herald
“Mr. Obici, the founder of Planter's Peanuts, was successful in business and passionate about helping the people in Western Tidewater and Gates County, N.C.”. The Foundation awarded a $30,000 grant to RAM (Remote Area Medical) of Virginia, a new …




Obici Healthcare Foundation awards $1.75 million – Tidewater News

Obici Healthcare Foundation awards $1.75 million
Tidewater News
“Mr. Obici, the founder of Planter's Peanuts, was successful in business and passionate about helping the people in Western Tidewater and Gates County, North Carolina.” The Foundation awarded a $30,000 grant to RAM (Remote Area Medical) of Virginia, …

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