North Carolina County Creation Dates and Parent Counties

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County
Year
Created
Parent County
Year Split and Child County
 Alamance
1849 Orange None
Albemarle 1664 Northeast portion of the Lords Proprietors' new province of Carolina 1668 Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank and Perquimans
Alexander
1847 Caldwell, Iredell, and Wilkes none
Alleghany
1859 Ashe none
Anson
1750 Bladen none
Archdale
1696 Bath 1712 name changed to Craven
Ashe
1799 Wilkes none
Avery 1911 Caldwell, Mitchell, and Watauga none
Bath
1696 from the territory south of Albemarle Sound December 3 1705 Archdale, Pamptecough, and Wickham
Beaufort
1705 Bath none
Bertie
1722 Chowan none
Bladen 1734 New Hanover none
Brunswick 1764 New Hanover, Bladen none
Buncombe
1791 Burke, Rutherford none
Burke
1777 Rowan none
Bute
1764 Granville, Northampton abolished in 1779
Cabarrus
1792 Mecklenburg none
Caldwell
1841 Burke, Wilkes none
Camden 1777 Pasquotank none
Carteret
1722 Craven None
Caswell
1777 Orange none
Catawba 1842 Lincoln none
Chatham
1771 Orange none
Cherokee
1839 Macon none
Chowan
1668 Albmarle none
Clarendon
1664 Lords Proprietors of Carolina none
Clay 1861 Cherokee none
Cleaveland none Name spelled Cleaveland from 1841-1887.
Columbus
1808 Bladen, Brunswick None