Person County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Person 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 1791
County Seat Roxboro
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County Courthouse

Person County Courthouse
105 South Main St
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone 336-503-5200


Person was formed in 1791 from Caswell. The act was to become effective February 1, 1792. In 1792 the eastern four districts of Caswell County became Person County.  It was named in honor of General Thomas Person, a Revolutionary Patriot, a member of the Council of Safety and a trustee of the University of North Carolina. He gave a large sum of money to the University, and a building was erected in his honor, which is called Person Hall. It is in the north central section of the State and is bounded by Granville, Durham, Orange and Caswell counties, and the State of Virginia. The present area is 390.87 square miles and the 1990 population was 30,180. In 1792 Pittman's was mentioned in an act as the place where the courthouse was to be established. In 1793 Roxboro was established as the courthouse and is now the county seat.

Parent County

1791--Person County was created from Caswell County.
County seat: Roxboro [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Following sites have various listings of Person County Cemeteries:


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

Church Records

  • Flat River. Constituted 1777.[2]
  • Head of Mayo Creek. Constituted 1793.[2]
  • South Hico River Lower Church. Constituted 1793.[2]
  • South Hico River Upper Church. Constituted 1792.[2]


Person County Clerk of Court's Office
Person County Courthouse
105 South Main St
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone 336-503-5200


Person County Register of Deeds Office
P. O. Box 209
21 Abbitt Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone 336-597-1733

Website also includes online searchable database for deeds.

Register's office has copies of birth, marriage & death records as well as land records.

Local Histories



Civil War

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




Some Person County Tax Lists are available in transcribed records online. Following are links to them:

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:567. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
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