Guilford County Genealogy
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The county was formed in 1771 from parts of Rowan County and Orange County. It was named for Francis North, 1st Earl of Guilford, father of Frederick North, Lord North, British Prime Minister from 1770 to 1782.
On March 15, 1781, the Battle of Guilford Court House was fought in present-day Greensboro between Generals Charles Cornwallis and Nathanael Greene during the American Revolution.
Gold was discovered around 1800 in Jamestown and the town grew for quite a period of time. The later, richer discoveries in California and other places drew a lot of attention away from this part of the country. Around the gold rush time there was a mill built that has become known as Castle McCulloch – it’s been restored and expanded and is today the host to more weddings in NC than any other site as well as other interesting events and festivals.
Guilford County Genealogy Resources
Guilford County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 9693
Greensboro, NC 27429-0693
High Point Historical Society, Inc.
1805 East Lexington Avenue
High Point, NC 27262
Guilford County Government
Guilford County Courthouse
PO Box 3427
Greensboro, NC 27402
1790 Federal Census Transcription sorted by last name
1790 Federal Census Images Directory opens to listing of image files by page number
1800 Federal Census Images Directory opens to listing of image files by page number
1810 Federal Census Images Directory opens to listing of image files by page number
1820 Federal Census Images Directory opens to listing of image files by page number
1830 Federal Census Images Directory opens to listing of image files by page number
1840 Federal Census Images Directory opens to listing of image files by page number
1850 Federal Census Transcription and Index Directory opens to listing of text files by index name and page number.
The following Cemeteries are located within Guilford County:
Floral Garden Cemetery
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Gilmore Memorial Park
Green Hall Cemetery
Green Hill Cemetery
Green Hill Cemetery
Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery
Lakeview Memorial Park
Piedmont Memorial Cemetery
Shady Grove Cemetery
Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Guilford County from the Forum:
North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Guilford County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics
Looking for information on Keddia Williams, born about 1800 in Guilford Cty, to John Lovett (1796). There seems to no information on Keddia, so I can’t give any details than what I’ve wrote. I don’t know if her name is even spelled correctly, or that it may be her middle name. If anyone has some information on her, I’d appreciate the help. Thank you. Email at email@example.com
Need information and records of William Simpson Spruce b. 1738 in Guilford County, NC. Married Sarah Nicks 1761 in Guilford County. He died 1808 in Guilford County. He was a Captain in Third Division Militia of the Georgia Militia in 1794.
Looking for info on Forably Forbis who married Aaron Climer 1823, Guilford Co. Have children through estate records, but nothing on wife. Will share info
My 3rd great grandfather was James Hamilton Cummons (I believe it was spelled Cummings in his early years). Records show he grew up in Guilford County, NC. In 1863 he enlisted in the 54th NC Infantry, was captured at Rappahannock Station and taken POW. At the prison camp at Point Lookout, Maryland, he pledged his allegience to the union, and became a part of the 1st US Volunteer Infantry (The Galvanized Yankees). From there he was sent to the Dakota territory (Fort Rice), and was mustered out July 19, 1865.
Somehow he ended up in Virginia, and in 1869, married Causby Jane Patterson. On his marriage records, he lists that he was born in Guilford Co. NC, and that his parents were John Cummons and Sarah Nelson.
On his 1924 death records, his father’s name was not recorded, and it stated that his mother’s maiden name was McDonald.
Does anyone have any possible clues to James’ parents?
I DID run across an 1850 census where a Sally Cummings (Sally often being a nickname for Sarah) was the only adult listed, and along with several other children, there was a James H, age 5. I strongly suspect that this may be my James and his mother, but have no confirmation. And of course, it makes me then wonder what happened to his father, John.
Thanks in advance to anyone who may be able to help!
~Angie Cummons Williams
I am searching for information regarding William Joseph Gilmer who married Marthy Forbis in 1800. They moved to Maury County TN in 1820. I am seeking information about their relatives.
Everett L. Hobbs went to South Africa with his wife, Etta Aiken, in about 1898. Everett’s parents were George Lewis Hobbs and Mary J. Allred. Etta’s parents were
David Caldwell Aiken and Alva Kathryn Faust. I’m interested to find out which church or organization sent him there.
Cities and towns of Guilford County:
Country Park Acres
Greensboro (County Seat)
Guilford Courthouse National
News related to Guilford County, NC
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Need a summer job? Pools in Guilford County are hiring
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. â Calling all lifeguards: Community and city pools are looking to hire people for summer jobs. Since the official start to summer is just around the corner, managers are ready to fill those jobs as soon as possible. Thomas Falgout …
Guilford County law enforcement participate in torch run for NC Special Olympics
Greensboro News & Record (blog)
Members of the Greensboro Police Department, Guilford County Sheriff's Office and the N.C. Highway Patrol will carry the organization's Flame of Hope as it goes through the state to open the 2015 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games.
Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
Guilford County to get charter high school
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. â Piedmont Classical High School will be Guilford County's only charter high school and promises a traditional approach to learning. Interim Principal Mary Sauer said that parents need options when it comes to their children's …
NCHSAA realignment plan likely to affect Guilford County schools
Guilford County EMS stance on self-defense methods
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. â Guilford County Emergency Services responders train for dangerous calls in their continued education session. House Bill 327 is currently conducting a study in EMS safety and deciding which self-defense tactics should be …
Three schools in Guilford County rank high on list of best high schools
U.S. News & World has released its list of the best high schools in America for 2015 and several schools in North Carolina rank high. Although none of them made the top 10, there were four that made the top 100, including two in Greensboro. Raleigh …
UPDATE: All lanes of Westbound I-40 reopened after vehicle accident in …
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. â All westbound lanes of Interstate 40 are closed near Exit 132/Mount Hope Church Road due to a vehicle accident, according to NCDOT. The accident happened at 6:38 p.m. and involved a tractor-trailer, which has overturned.
School bus involved in Greensboro crash
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