Lenoir County, North Carolina Genealogy
|Lenoir County, North Carolina|
Location in the state of North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Lenoir County Courthouse
P O Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502
Courthouse burned 1878
Clerk Superior Court has divorce
probate and court records from 1880
Register of Deeds has marriage and land records 
Lenoir County was creatred from Dobbs 5 Dec 1791
1791--Lenoir County was created 4 December 1791 from Dobbs County. Dobbs County was abolished in 1791.
County seat: Kinston 
1878, 1880--Most court records were destroyed in fires.
- Lenoir County Cemeteries - via the NCGenWeb Archives
- Lenoir County Cemeteries - via Find-A-Grave.com
- Lenoir County census records - via Lenoir County NCGenWeb
For tips on accessing Lenoir County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.
- Lenoir County church records - via the NCGenWeb Archives
- Lenoir County court records - transcribed for the NCGenWeb Archives
- Statewide NC Business Directories - page provides direct link to Lenoir County pages
- Grainger High School - senior class listings from 1927-1970
- Lenoir County students at NC colleges - via the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index
- Deeds of Lenoir county - via the NCGenWeb Archives
- Maps of Lenoir County - about 40 various maps; via the North Carolina State Library
- Lenoir County military records - via NCGenWeb Archives
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
- Kinston Free Press Index -- various transcriptions of articles from the paper
- Newspaper articles of Lenoir County - via NCGenWeb Archives
- Newspapers of Lenoir County - a listing of newspapers published in the county; via the Library of Congress
- North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project - search historical newspapers from the 18th & 19th century. Includes papers from the New Bern area so there will be Lenoir county persons mentioned
- Wills & Estates - transcribed for the NCGenWeb Archives
- Lenoir County Tax Lists - via the NCGenWeb Archives
Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please visit their website for more information.
- North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964 - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state ; via FamilySearch
- North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979 - via FamilySearch; images included
- Lenoir County marriages are included in Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register & State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searcheable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
- Lenoir County NCGenWeb - various records for deaths and obituaries
- Deaths of Lenoir County - list of county area deaths reported in various newspapers; dates range from late 1700s to 1900s.
- Lenoir County Obituaries - via the NCGenWeb Archives
- North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930 - via FamilySearch; images included
- North Carolina Deaths & Burials, 1898-1994 - via FamilySearch
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lenoir County, North Carolina. Page 510 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).