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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

Epicenter collaborates with Metallica to offer band’s own whiskey, beer – Richmond County Daily Journal

Epicenter collaborates with Metallica to offer band’s own whiskey, beer  Richmond County Daily Journal

The music performance times and Campers’ Pre-Party details are now available for the debut of Epicenter, May 10, 11 and 12 at the newly created …




North Carolina transportation board OKs airport improvements – WRAL.com

North Carolina transportation board OKs airport improvements  WRAL.com

The state transportation board has approved grants that will help provide safety improvements to six North Carolina airports.




‘Ladies in Pearls’ given their pearls – Richmond County Daily Journal

‘Ladies in Pearls’ given their pearls  Richmond County Daily Journal

Gloria Terry, mother to fifth-grader Jazmine Wall, placed Wall’s pearls around her neck during the presentation of the pearls portion of “The Value of a Pearl” …




Police: home intruder killed by resident – Richmond County Daily Journal

Police: home intruder killed by resident  Richmond County Daily Journal

ROCKINGHAM — A man was killed Monday evening after an apparent break-in attempt. Rico Joke’a Shelton, 26, of Rockingham was found dead from a …




Administrators tenure saw many leave – The Augusta Chronicle

Administrators tenure saw many leave  The Augusta Chronicle

Janice Allen Jackson, an Augusta native who served as Albany, Ga., city manager from 1996 to 2004, became city administrator in 2014.




Registered sex offender charged with rape – Richmond County Daily Journal

Registered sex offender charged with rape  Richmond County Daily Journal

ROCKINGHAM — A registered sex offender already in jail for failing to notify law enforcement that his address changed for over a year has been charged with…


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