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Gates County Genealogy

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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

Gates County, NC Query Forum

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Gates County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Gates County:

Corapeake
Eure
Gates
Gatesville (County Seat)
Hobbsville
Roduco
Sunbury

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