Currituck County, North Carolina Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 22:28, 23 October 2012 by Murphynw (talk | contribs) (named ref)

Jump to: navigation, search
Currituck County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Currituck County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded 1670
County Seat Currituck
Adopt-a-wiki page
Logonew small.gif This page adopted by:
NCGenWeb Project
who welcome you to contribute.
County Coordinator
Currituck Co. NCGenWeb
Adopt a page today

United States  Gotoarrow.png  North Carolina  Gotoarrow.png  Currituck County

County Courthouse

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

1820 Census Missing
Court house burned 1842
Registrar of Deeds has birth, marriage, death records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and probate records[1]


Currituck was formed in 1668 as a precinct in Albemarle County. It was named in honor of an Indian tribe. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Albemarle Sound, Camden County, and the state of Virginia. The present area is 273 square miles and the population is 6,709. Currituck Court House, mentioned as early as 1755, is the county seat.

Parent County

1670--Currituck County was created in 1670 from Albemarle County.
County seat: Currituck [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring County





Census and Tax Records

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

Church Records

  • Cowenjock. Constituted 1780.[3]
  • Powel's Point. Constituted 1787.[3]
Church of England
  • Currituck Parish. Established by 1710.[4]







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

Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry


Newspapers & Obituaries

Organizations & Links

Photographs & Biographies



Vital Records

Wills & Estates

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Currituck County, North Carolina. Page 508 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. 3.0 3.1 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.
  4. 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.