Currituck County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Currituck County

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


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

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

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

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

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 website.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Currituck County, North Carolina:

History Timeline


Bible Records


Business, Commerce, and Occupations


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

Church Records


  • Cowenjock. Constituted 1780.[6]
  • Powel's Point. Constituted 1787.[6]

Church of England

  • Currituck Parish. Established by 1710.[7]

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes



Land and Property Records

Local Histories

Maps and Gazetteers



Military Records

  • 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



Other Records

County Records


Organizations & Links



Probate Records

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

Vital Records





Research Facilities


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.




  • Albemarle Genealogical Society
    142 Waterlily Road
    Coinjock, NC 27923


  • 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


  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. 6.0 6.1 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at