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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″

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Police charge man after finding meth lab in Rockingham home – Richmond County Daily Journal


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Police charge man after finding meth lab in Rockingham home
Richmond County Daily Journal
ROCKINGHAM — While the number of methamphetamine labs has been on the decline in Richmond County and across North Carolina, police have discovered evidence of at least two so far this year. Narcotics officers with the Rockingham Police Department

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Spencer, Howell both return to the Richmond County Daily Journal – Richmond County Daily Journal


Richmond County Daily Journal
Spencer, Howell both return to the Richmond County Daily Journal
Richmond County Daily Journal
David is a graduate of N.C. Central University holding a bachelor's in ethno-musicology. He also holds a master's in entertainment business from Full Sail University. “We have new a location and a fairly new team,” Spencer added. “I want to strengthen

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Did the devil visit Rockingham? – Richmond County Daily Journal


Richmond County Daily Journal
Did the devil visit Rockingham?
Richmond County Daily Journal
The three men shared an old shanty together within hollering distance of the Richmond County courthouse, which was located on the square. As the game went on, Harvey started losing and, as most drunken gamblers do, he began getting very upset and began

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Richmond County Daily Journal | Richmond County sheriff’s … – Richmond County Daily Journal


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Richmond County Daily Journal | Richmond County sheriff's …
Richmond County Daily Journal
ROCKINGHAM — Responding to a call of drug activity last week, Richmond County sheriff's deputies charged two Hamlet men for allegedly having methamphetamine. According to press releases, deputies arrested 28-year-old Timothy Paul O'Quinn II, of Green

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Next generation of farmers uncertain – Richmond County Daily Journal


Richmond County Daily Journal
Next generation of farmers uncertain
Richmond County Daily Journal
North Carolina, for example, has seen a 21.2 percent drop in new farms. In the Sandhills, Lee and Moore counties face competition for land from exploding development. In Lee County, the main competition comes from nearby Fort Bragg. Richmond County

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