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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

“”richmond county” nc” – Google News

Dem Chairman touring rural NC, reflects on Richmond County’s growth – Richmond County Daily Journal

Dem Chairman touring rural NC, reflects on Richmond County’s growth  Richmond County Daily Journal

ROCKINGHAM — When it comes to 2020, North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman and Richmond County-native Wayne Goodwin is focused on the “kitchen …




Pringle leaving Richmond County for Winston-Salem, N.C., schools – The Augusta Chronicle

Pringle leaving Richmond County for Winston-Salem, N.C., schools  The Augusta Chronicle

Richmond County Superintendent of Schools Angela Pringle is leaving the system after five years for a job in Winston-Salem, N.C.The nine-member …




Body discovered Tuesday was that of 17-year-old Hamlet resident – Richmond County Daily Journal

Body discovered Tuesday was that of 17-year-old Hamlet resident  Richmond County Daily Journal

DOBBINS HEIGHTS — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body found behind the Dobbins Heights Community Center Tuesday as that of …




‘Stop the violence’: Community grieves teen’s death – Richmond County Daily Journal

‘Stop the violence’: Community grieves teen’s death  Richmond County Daily Journal

DOBBINS HEIGHTS — When Annette Leak joined the crowd of onlookers at the Dobbins Heights Community Center Tuesday afternoon, she thought she was …




Lockdown lifted at Richmond Co. hospital after patient says they opened envelope with white, powdery substance – WBTV

Lockdown lifted at Richmond Co. hospital after patient says they opened envelope with white, powdery substance  WBTV

RICHMOND COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – The lockdown has been lifted at a hospital in Richmond County after a patient said they opened an envelope with a white …




Body discovered behind Dobbins Heights Community Center – Richmond County Daily Journal

Body discovered behind Dobbins Heights Community Center  Richmond County Daily Journal

DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Law enforcement and town officials have confirmed that a body was discovered behind the Dobbins Heights Community Center Tuesday …


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