Dare County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Dare County, North Carolina
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Founded 1870
County Seat Manteo
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County Courthouse

Dare County Courthouse
400 Budleigh Street
P O Box 70
Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-473-3438

Registrar of Deed has birth and death records from 1913
marriage records from 1870 and land records
Clerk Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1870[1]

Dare County was from Currituck, Tyrell, Hyde County


Parent County

1870--Dare County was created 3 February 1870 from Currituck, Tyrrell, and Hyde Counties.
County seat: Manteo [2] 

Neighboring Counties


African American

  • Roanoke Island Freedman's Colony - website dedicated to camp on the island of refugee slaves just after the Civil War. Site includes history, documents, lists of slaves who lived on the island and more.





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


Family Pages



War of 1812

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.




Vital Records

Wills & Estates

Societies and Libraries

Dare Co., NC Organizations & Links

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dade 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).