Buncombe County, North Carolina Genealogy

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


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Buncombe County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Buncombe County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1791
County Seat Asheville
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Buncombe County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1791
1913
1800
1789
1794

Buncombe County Courthouse
69 Court Plaza Run 110
Asheville, NC 28801-3519

Court house burned 1830-1835
Reg of Deeds has b, m, d. bur & land records
Clk Sup Ct has div & pro rec from 1832 & Ct Rec[1]

Register of Deeds
35 Woodfin Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Telephone: 828-250-4315
Fax: 828.250.4338
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
60 Court Plaza
Asheville, NC 28801-3519
Telephone: (828) 259-3400

History


Parent County

1791--Buncombe County was created 5 December 1791 from Burke and Rutherford Counties. County seat: Asheville [2]

Boundary Changes

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 MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1830, 1865--The courthouse fires destroyed many court records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Buncombe County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

Baptist
  • French Broad River, near Mills River, N.C. Organized before 1792.[3] Later located in Henderson County.

Court

Civil action papers, 1808-1889. (Free) Browse online at FamilySearch Historical Collections.

Education


Family Histories

  • [Gash] Rising, Marsha Hoffman. "The Gash Family of Buncombe County, North Carolina: Who Was Ebenezer Gash of St. Clair County, Missouri?," The American Genealogist, Vol. 73, No. 2 (Apr. 1998):105-116 Digital Version

Land Records

Land records in Buncombe County are searchable and the deeds are available online at the Register of Deeds Website

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Buncombe County, North Carolina Genealogy 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 Buncombe County, North Carolina Genealogy:

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment.
-11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company K
- 14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers, Company F
:- 16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company F
- 1st Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves. Company A
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company G
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company G
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company B
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company C
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company F
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company I
:- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company K
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths
Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Buncombe County, North Carolina Genealogical Society
128 Bingham Road, Suite 950
Asheville, North Carolina 28836
Telephone Number: 828-253-1894
website

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Buncombe County, North Carolina p. 507. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. "French Broad Baptist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012; George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:561. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.