Hoke County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Hoke County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Hoke County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded February 17, 1911
County Seat Raeford
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County Courthouse

Hoke County Courthouse
304 N Main Street
Raeford, NC 28376
Phone: 919-875-2035

Register Deeds has birth, marriage and death records
and land records from 1911
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records from1911[1]


Parent County

1911--Hoke County was created 17 February 1911 from Cumberland and Robeson Counties.
County seat: Raeford [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

For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





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




Local Histories



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Hoke County.

Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.

Civil War Confederate units

Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.


  • News-Journal - 400+ issues freely available online spanning 1943-1969
  • Hoke County Newspapers - a listing of newspapers published in the county & libraries that hold them; via the Library of Congress.



Vital Records

  • 1911-1970 - Hoke County Marriage Index 1911-1970. Batch M752554 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hoke County, North Carolina. Page 509 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf.
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