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Richmond County Genealogy

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Richmond County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 46,564. Its county seat is Rockingham.

The county was formed in 1779 from Anson County. It was named for Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox.

In 1899 the southeastern part of Richmond County became Scotland County.

Keader Keaton, a colonial American officer in the American Revolutionary War, was a founder of Anglo-American settlement in Richmond County.

Source: Wikipedia.

Richmond County Genealogy Resources

Richmond County NCGenweb site

Richmond County NCGenWeb Archives

Richmond County Historical Society
P.O. Box 1041
Rockingham, NC 28379

Society of Richmond County Descendants
P.O. Box 848
Rockingham, NC 28379

Richmond County Government

Richmond County Government – Official Site
P.O. Box 504
Rockingham, NC 28380
(910)-997-8200

Richmond County Register of Deeds – Online Search
Richmond County Register of Deeds
114 E. Franklin St Room 101
Rockingham, NC 28379

Richmond County Public LIbrary
(Sandhill Regional Library System)
Thomas H. Leath Memorial Library
412 East Franklin Street
Rockingham, NC 28379
Phone: 910.895.6337
Fax: 910.895.5851

Hours:
Monday – 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Information on Genealogy Resources available for Richmond County Genealogy Research at the library.

Cities and Towns of Richmond County, NC

* Dobbins Heights
* East Rockingham
* Ellerbe
* Hamlet
* Hoffman
* Norman
* Rockingham
* Cordova

Census

1790 Federal Census Images

1790 Federal Census Transcription – Fayett District

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Images

Tax Records

1779-1838 Tax Lists

1792-1793 Sherrifs Tax Book

1806 Richmond County Taxpayers

1812 Richmond County Taxables – Partial

1836 Land Inventory – Wolfpit District

1838 Taxables – Capt. McIntosh’s District

Cemeteries

USGS Listing of Cemeteries in Richmond County, NC

Richmond County Cemetery Transcriptions

Richmond County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Richmond County, NC Query Forum

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News related to Richmond County, NC

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N.C. woman arrested in connection with Myrtle Beach human trafficking case  WMBF

A 22-year-old Richmond County, N.C. woman is facing charges stemming from a Myrtle Beach human trafficking case.




Deputies believe woman who disappeared after leaving for work is ‘alive and safe’ – WBTV

Deputies believe woman who disappeared after leaving for work is ‘alive and safe’  WBTV

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Pair charged in armed Dollar General robbery – Richmond County Daily Journal

Pair charged in armed Dollar General robbery  Richmond County Daily Journal

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two individuals wanted in connection to the armed robbery of a Dollar General in Ellerbe …




Police: man killed by choke hold after fleeing bondsmen – Richmond County Daily Journal

Police: man killed by choke hold after fleeing bondsmen  Richmond County Daily Journal

ROCKINGHAM — A man who allegedly attempted to evade bondsmen as they were trying to bond him out of the Richmond County Jail Saturday was killed after …




Rockingham Lidl to close, employees have option to relocate – Richmond County Daily Journal

Rockingham Lidl to close, employees have option to relocate  Richmond County Daily Journal

ROCKINGHAM — The Lidl store on U.S. 74 Business across from Walmart will close May 26 as the chain adds 25 new stores along the East Coast. The German …




As NC House and Senate disagree over licensing issue, teacher jobs are in limbo – Charlotte Observer

As NC House and Senate disagree over licensing issue, teacher jobs are in limbo  Charlotte Observer

The North Carolina Senate voted not to accept House changes to a bill that would give teachers whose licenses expire at the end of June more time to meet …


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