Richmond County, North Carolina Genealogy

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

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Richmond 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 1779
County Seat Rockingham
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County Courthouse

Richmond County Courthouse
114 E Franklin St #101
Rockingham, NC 28379
Phone: 910-997-8250

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage records from 1870 and land records from 1784
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1913 & probate records from 1782 [1]


Parent County

1779--Richmond County was created from Anson County.
County seat: Rockingham [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 website.

Record Loss

Some of the court records are missing. 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 Richmond County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records





Local Histories



Civil War

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

- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company C
:- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company D
:- 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Company E
:- 7th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company C
:- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain Nathaniel McLean's Company
:- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain Neill McNeill's Company




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), Richmond County, North Carolina. Page 512 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. "Cartledge Creek Baptist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,, accessed 22 October 2012.
  4. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:225. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at