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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

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

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


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


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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