Currituck County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Currituck County, North Carolina ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Currituck
Organized: 1670
Parent County(s): Albemarle[1]
Neighboring Counties
Camden  • Chesapeake (Independent City) (VA)  • Dare  • Virginia Beach (Independent City) (VA)
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Currituck County is located in the Eastern portion of North Carolina and shares a border with Virginia. Its name was taken from an Indian word meaning "land of the wild geese"[2].

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Currituck County Courthouse
Box 71
Currituck, NC 27929
Phone: 252-232-3297
Currituck County Website

Registrar of Deeds has birth, marriage, death records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and probate records[3]

Currituck County, North Carolina Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914 1851 1814 1799 1765 1772 1784
*Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

  • Bible Records at North Carolina Digital Archives - index and images

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Currituck County, North Carolina online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 5,220
1800 6,928 32.7%
1810 6,985 0.8%
1820 8,098 15.9%
1830 7,655 −5.5%
1840 6,703 −12.4%
1850 7,236 8.0%
1860 7,415 2.5%
1870 5,131 −30.8%
1880 6,476 26.2%
1890 6,747 4.2%
1900 6,529 −3.2%
1910 7,693 17.8%
1920 7,268 −5.5%
1930 6,710 −7.7%
1940 6,709 −0.0%
1950 6,201 −7.6%
1960 6,601 6.5%
1970 6,976 5.7%
1980 11,089 59.0%
1990 13,736 23.9%
2000 18,190 32.4%
2010 23,547 29.5%
Source: "".

Church Records[edit | edit source]


  • Cowenjock. Constituted 1780.[7]
  • Powel's Point. Constituted 1787.[7]

Church of England

  • Currituck Parish. Established by 1710.[8]

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

  • Currituck Co., NC in the Military
  • 1666-1831 - Jones, Gordon C.: .Abstracts of land-grants, tax lists, orphans dockets, inventories and other records, Currituck and Dare counties, North Carolina, 1666-1831 Chesapeak, Virginia, G.C.Jones c1982) pages 91 FHL Book 976.6132 P28

Revolutionary War

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Currituck County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Currituck County:

-8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization), Company E
- 4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops), Company G
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company B

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

County Records

Voter Registration


Organizations & Links


Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Currituck County. For state-wide archival repositories, see North Carolina Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Currituck County. For state-wide library facilities, see North Carolina Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Currituck County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see North Carolina Societies.

  • Albemarle Genealogical Society
    142 Waterlily Road
    Coinjock, NC 27923
  • Currituck County Historical Society

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Currituck County NCGenWeb
  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Currituck County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Currituck County, North Carolina," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_North_Carolina, accessed 12 February 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:490, 2:563. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  8. Robert J. Cain, ed., The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741 (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), 497. FHL Book 975.6 K2cr.
  9. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at