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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

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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

Firefighters respond to vacant house on fire in Gates County – WAVY-TV

Firefighters respond to vacant house on fire in Gates County  WAVY-TV

Firefighters responded to a residential structure fire early Saturday morning.




Gates County seeks bids to clean-up eyesores – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald – Roanoke Chowan News Herald

Gates County seeks bids to clean-up eyesores – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald  Roanoke Chowan News Herald

GATESVILLE – By a split vote, the Gates County Board of Commissioners will move forward with a plan to seek proposals for the demolition of dilapidated …




Man dies in crash off Highway 34 in Currituck County – WAVY-TV

Man dies in crash off Highway 34 in Currituck County  WAVY-TV

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A man died after authorities say he crashed off North Carolina Highway 34 in Currituck County over the weekend.




Former Gates County deputy pleads guilty to stolen firearm charges – WAVY-TV

Former Gates County deputy pleads guilty to stolen firearm charges  WAVY-TV

A former deputy in Gates County will be sentenced this summer after he pleaded guilty to stolen firearms charges in February.




Down by the creek – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald – Roanoke Chowan News Herald

Down by the creek – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald  Roanoke Chowan News Herald

MERRY HILL – There’s a joke circulating that says government entities can’t come together and work together. That hasn’t been the case with the state’s newest …




One more time! – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald – Roanoke Chowan News Herald

One more time! – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald  Roanoke Chowan News Herald

MURFREESBORO – For 19 years they’ve gathered here on the expansive, green lawn in front of the historic Columns Building on the campus of Chowan …


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