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{{North Carolina-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[North Carolina|North Carolina]]&nbsp;&gt; Craven County'' <br>
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
'''For wills and estate records contact:'''<br>  
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'''For wills and estate records contact:'''<br>
  
Estates Division<br>Craven County Clerk of Court<br>302 Broad Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560<br>(252) 639-9004<br><br>  
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Estates Division<br>Craven County Clerk of Court<br>302 Broad Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560<br>(252) 639-9004<br><br>
  
'''For Vital Records (births, deaths, marriages) and Land Records contact:'''<br>  
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'''For Vital Records (births, deaths, marriages) and Land Records contact:'''<br>
  
 
[http://www.cravencounty.com/departments/reg.cfm Craven County Register of Deeds]<br>226 Pollock Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560<br>(252) 636-6617<br>Online indexes available at [http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx]  
 
[http://www.cravencounty.com/departments/reg.cfm Craven County Register of Deeds]<br>226 Pollock Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560<br>(252) 636-6617<br>Online indexes available at [http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx]  
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Parts of Craven were annexed to [[Pitt County, North Carolina|Pitt County]] in 1787; [[Lenoir County, North Carolina|Lenoir County]] in 1798, 1804 and 1819; and [[Greene County, North Carolina|Greene County]] in 1801.  
 
Parts of Craven were annexed to [[Pitt County, North Carolina|Pitt County]] in 1787; [[Lenoir County, North Carolina|Lenoir County]] in 1798, 1804 and 1819; and [[Greene County, North Carolina|Greene County]] in 1801.  
  
[[Pamlico County, North Carolina|Pamlico County]] was formed from parts of Craven and Beaufort Counties in 1872, and part of Craven was annexed to Pamlico in 1875.
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[[Pamlico County, North Carolina|Pamlico County]] was formed from parts of Craven and Beaufort Counties in 1872, and part of Craven was annexed to Pamlico in 1875.  
  
 
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*River Bend (2001 population: 2,918)  
 
*River Bend (2001 population: 2,918)  
 
*Trent Woods (2001 population: 4,186)  
 
*Trent Woods (2001 population: 4,186)  
*Vanceboro (2001 population: 892)<ref>The Directory of Municipal Officials &amp;amp; Buyers' Guide, 2004 (Raleigh, N.C.: NC League of Municipalities, 2004).</ref>
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*Vanceboro (2001 population: 892)<ref>The Directory of Municipal Officials &amp;amp;amp; Buyers' Guide, 2004 (Raleigh, N.C.: NC League of Municipalities, 2004).</ref>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
The first newspaper in North Carolina was published in New Bern, N.C., by James Davis in 1751. The North Carolina State Archives has microfilmed copies of many New Bern newspapers. A list of North Carolina Newspapers, including Craven County can be found at the [http://digitalstatelibnc.cdmhost.com/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=18258&CISOSHOW=18084 North Carolina Newspaper Index] page of the [http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/reference/newspapers.html North Carolina Newspaper Project]. Craven County newspapers begin on page 37 of the index.<br>  
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The first newspaper in North Carolina was published in New Bern, N.C., by James Davis in 1751. The North Carolina State Archives has microfilmed copies of many New Bern newspapers. A list of North Carolina Newspapers, including Craven County can be found at the [http://digitalstatelibnc.cdmhost.com/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=18258&CISOSHOW=18084 North Carolina Newspaper Index] page of the [http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/reference/newspapers.html North Carolina Newspaper Project]. Craven County newspapers begin on page 37 of the index.<br>
  
The [http://newbern.cpclib.org New Bern-Craven County Public Library] also has a list of many New Bern newspapers based on the above list from the North Carolina Newspaper Project. That list is available at [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/newspapers.html http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/newspapers.html].<br>  
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The [http://newbern.cpclib.org New Bern-Craven County Public Library] also has a list of many New Bern newspapers based on the above list from the North Carolina Newspaper Project. That list is available at [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/newspapers.html http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/newspapers.html].<br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Birth and death records from 1913 can be found at the Register of Deeds Office for Craven County at 226 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560. An online index is available at [http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx].<br>  
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Birth and death records from 1913 can be found at the Register of Deeds Office for Craven County at 226 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560. An online index is available at [http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx].<br>
  
Marriage registers from 1858 to the present and marriage licenses from 1904 to the present are also available at the Register of Deeds Office. An online index to marriages from 1909 is available at [http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx].<br>  
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Marriage registers from 1858 to the present and marriage licenses from 1904 to the present are also available at the Register of Deeds Office. An online index to marriages from 1909 is available at [http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx].<br>
  
 
An index to obituaries listed in New Bern newspapers from 1751 to the present (not complete) is available at the [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research Kellenberger Room] of the [http://newbern.cpclib.org New Bern-Craven County Public Library]. The site for the obituaries is [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/obituary.html http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/obituary.html].  
 
An index to obituaries listed in New Bern newspapers from 1751 to the present (not complete) is available at the [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research Kellenberger Room] of the [http://newbern.cpclib.org New Bern-Craven County Public Library]. The site for the obituaries is [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/obituary.html http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/obituary.html].  
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
==== Craven County Genealogical Society of North Carolina, Inc.<br> ====
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==== Craven County Genealogical Society of North Carolina, Inc.<br> ====
  
PO Box 1344<br>New Bern, NC 28563-1344<br>  
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PO Box 1344<br>New Bern, NC 28563-1344<br>
  
 
[http://www.cravengenealogy.org http://www.cravengenealogy.org]  
 
[http://www.cravengenealogy.org http://www.cravengenealogy.org]  
  
==== New Bern Historical Society<br> ====
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==== New Bern Historical Society<br> ====
  
512 Pollock Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560<br>  
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512 Pollock Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560<br>
  
 
[http://www.newbernhistorical.org http://www.newbernhistorical.org]  
 
[http://www.newbernhistorical.org http://www.newbernhistorical.org]  
  
==== New Bern-Craven County Public Library<br> ====
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==== New Bern-Craven County Public Library<br> ====
  
400 Johnson Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560-4098<br>  
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400 Johnson Street<br>New Bern, NC 28560-4098<br>
  
 
[http://newbern.cpclib.org http://newbern.cpclib.org]  
 
[http://newbern.cpclib.org http://newbern.cpclib.org]  
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Kellenberger Room website: [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research http://newbern.cpclib.org/research]  
 
Kellenberger Room website: [http://newbern.cpclib.org/research http://newbern.cpclib.org/research]  
  
==== Godwin Memorial Library<br> ====
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==== Godwin Memorial Library<br> ====
  
Craven Community College<br>Barker Hall<br>800 College Court<br>New Bern, NC 28562<br>  
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Craven Community College<br>Barker Hall<br>800 College Court<br>New Bern, NC 28562<br>
  
 
[http://www.cravencc.edu/educational/learningresources.cfm http://www.cravencc.edu/educational/learningresources.cfm]  
 
[http://www.cravencc.edu/educational/learningresources.cfm http://www.cravencc.edu/educational/learningresources.cfm]  
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 03:45, 26 August 2010

Template:North Carolina-stubUnited States  > North Carolina > Craven County

County Courthouse

For wills and estate records contact:

Estates Division
Craven County Clerk of Court
302 Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 639-9004

For Vital Records (births, deaths, marriages) and Land Records contact:

Craven County Register of Deeds
226 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 636-6617
Online indexes available at http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx

History

1.) Craven County one of three counties (Albemarle and Clarendon being the others) set up in 1664 by the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. Its territory embraced what later became South Carolina. 2.) Craven County was established in 1705 as Archdale Precinct of Bath County, although there is evidence that an Archdale County existed as early as 1696. The name was changed to Craven County about 1712. 3.) Craven County included the Ashley River settlement known as Charles Town (Charleston, South Carolina).

Parent County

1705--Craven County was created 3 December 1705 from the Archdale Precinct of Bath County. Bath County was abolished in 1739.  County seat: New Bern [1]

Boundary Changes[2]

Carteret County was formed from Craven in 1722, with several boundary changes through the 1880s.

New Hanover County was formed from Craven in 1729.

Johnston County was formed from Craven in 1746.

Part of Beaufort County was annexed to Craven in 1757 and 1801.

Part of Craven was annexed to Dobbs County in 1764.

Jones County was formed from Craven in 1778.

Parts of Craven were annexed to Pitt County in 1787; Lenoir County in 1798, 1804 and 1819; and Greene County in 1801.

Pamlico County was formed from parts of Craven and Beaufort Counties in 1872, and part of Craven was annexed to Pamlico in 1875.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Bridgeton (2001 population: 201)
  • Cove City (2001 population: 425)
  • Dover (2001 population: 443)
  • Havelock (2001 population: 22,463)
  • New Bern (2001 population: 23,415)
  • River Bend (2001 population: 2,918)
  • Trent Woods (2001 population: 4,186)
  • Vanceboro (2001 population: 892)[3]

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

The first newspaper in North Carolina was published in New Bern, N.C., by James Davis in 1751. The North Carolina State Archives has microfilmed copies of many New Bern newspapers. A list of North Carolina Newspapers, including Craven County can be found at the North Carolina Newspaper Index page of the North Carolina Newspaper Project. Craven County newspapers begin on page 37 of the index.

The New Bern-Craven County Public Library also has a list of many New Bern newspapers based on the above list from the North Carolina Newspaper Project. That list is available at http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/newspapers.html.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth and death records from 1913 can be found at the Register of Deeds Office for Craven County at 226 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560. An online index is available at http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx.

Marriage registers from 1858 to the present and marriage licenses from 1904 to the present are also available at the Register of Deeds Office. An online index to marriages from 1909 is available at http://deeds.cravencounty.com/default.aspx.

An index to obituaries listed in New Bern newspapers from 1751 to the present (not complete) is available at the Kellenberger Room of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library. The site for the obituaries is http://newbern.cpclib.org/research/obituary.html.

Societies and Libraries 

Craven County Genealogical Society of North Carolina, Inc.

PO Box 1344
New Bern, NC 28563-1344

http://www.cravengenealogy.org

New Bern Historical Society

512 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

http://www.newbernhistorical.org

New Bern-Craven County Public Library

400 Johnson Street
New Bern, NC 28560-4098

http://newbern.cpclib.org

Kellenberger Room website: http://newbern.cpclib.org/research

Godwin Memorial Library

Craven Community College
Barker Hall
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562

http://www.cravencc.edu/educational/learningresources.cfm

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Corbett, David L. The Formation of the North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943 (Raleigh: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1950), p. 74-79.
  3. The Directory of Municipal Officials &amp;amp; Buyers' Guide, 2004 (Raleigh, N.C.: NC League of Municipalities, 2004).