Iredell County, North Carolina Genealogy

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

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Iredell 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 November 3, 1788
County Seat Statesville
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County Courthouse

Iredell County Courthouse
221 East Water St
P O Box 904
Statesville, NC 28677
Phone: 704-872-7468

(Courthouse Burned in 1854)
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and death, burial and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1820 and court records from 1788[1]


Parent County

1788--Iredell County was created 3 November 1788 from Rowan County.
County seat: Statesville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1852, 1854--Courthouse fires destroyed many court records.


Populated Places

Barium Springs


Statesville (county seat)


Union Grove

Neighboring Counties







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

Church Records

  • Grassy Nob. Constituted 1789.[3]
  • Centre Church, Mount Mourne, N.C. Organized 1765.[4] Originally known as the Osbourne Meeting House and located in Rowan County.
  • Fourth Creek Church, Statesville, N.C. Organized about 1750.[5] Originally located in Rowan County.




It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
  • [Templeton] Templeton, Ronald H. "Possible North Carolina/South Carolina Templeton Relationships," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 35, No. 3 (Summer 2007):123-130. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 35 Presents discoveries of previously unknown kinships based on the Templeton DNA study.


Local Histories



Civil War

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

-4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry


  • Iredell County people in NC Newspapers - name listing of people from the county as located in misc. newspaper articles; time span varies. Articles indexed in the NC People in the Papers database.
  • Iredell County newspapers - a listing of newspapers published in the county & libraries that hold them; via the Library of Congress. If you find a paper of interest on microfilm, you may be able to request it via Interlibrary Loan with your local public library.
  • Statesville Record and Landmark - current newspaper of Statesville
  • Mooresville Tribune - another current paper




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Iredell County, North Carolina. Page 510 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. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:565. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. "Centre Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. "Fourth Creek Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,, accessed 22 October 2012.
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