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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

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Richmond County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Richmond County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

pegpoulson on “Danieal Allen Williams abt 1839″

looking for information on Danial Allen Williams son was Peter Simon


Richmond County, NC at Genforum

News related to Richmond County, NC

“richmond county” nc – Google News

Laurinburg pair charged in Richmond County robbery, shooting – Richmond County Daily Journal


Richmond County Daily Journal
Laurinburg pair charged in Richmond County robbery, shooting
Richmond County Daily Journal
Records with the North Carolina Court System and the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show neither McLean nor Baker have any other pending charges or past criminal convictions in the state. All defendants facing criminal …

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Man charged with killing 2 women, 1 man in Richmond County home – WNCN


WNCN
Man charged with killing 2 women, 1 man in Richmond County home
WNCN
ELLERBE, N.C. (WBTV) — A suspect is being interviewed after three people were killed in Ellerbe according to the Richmond County sheriff. Deputies have arrested Steve William Smith, 40, and charged him with three counts of murder, one count of
Man charged with 3 counts of murder in Ellerbe shootingRichmond County Daily Journal
Man charged with three counts of murder after opening fire in Ellerbe homeWCNC.com
Man Charged in Richmond County Triple MurderTWC News
WBTV
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Former Richmond football coach charged – Richmond County Daily Journal


Richmond County Daily Journal
Former Richmond football coach charged
Richmond County Daily Journal
However, that conviction does not show up on records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction. … Neither Castellano nor Richmond County Schools Superintendent Dr. Cindy Goodman would give a reason for his resignation.




Pierce named as Democratic whip for NC House of Representatives – Richmond County Daily Journal


Richmond County Daily Journal
Pierce named as Democratic whip for NC House of Representatives
Richmond County Daily Journal
… file photo State Rep. Garland Pierce, D-Scotland, was recently named House Democratic whip for the N.C. General Assembly. … House Deputy Democratic Leader Robert Reives II called Pierce “a strong voice” for rural North Carolina. “His leadership

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Car shot in Dobbins Heights, female injured – Richmond County Daily Journal


Richmond County Daily Journal
Car shot in Dobbins Heights, female injured
Richmond County Daily Journal
According to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, a car was travelling down Earle Franklin Drive, toward N.C. 177 on the south side of Dobbins Heights, Monday evening when the occupant(s) heard gunshots. The car pulled into the parking lot of Dollar …

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NC sheriff backtracks, called protesters “anti-American” – Richmond County Daily Journal


Richmond County Daily Journal
NC sheriff backtracks, called protesters “anti-American”
Richmond County Daily Journal
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff is backtracking from comments in his monthly newsletter accusing social progressives of being “anti-American.” Henderson County Sheriff Charles McDonald tells the Asheville Citizen-Times …

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