Thanks to Bill Furr for the photo of Court House
Cabarrus County is located in the south central section of the state, and it is bordered by the North Carolina counties of Stanly, Union, Mecklenburg, Iredell, and Rowan. The county was formed in 1792 from part of Mecklenburg County. It was named in honor of Stephen Cabarrus of Edenton, who was a member of the North Carolina State Legislature several times, and Speaker of the House of Commons four times. In 1795 an act was passed naming commissioners to erect a courthouse on the land of Samuel Huie (Hughey) which had already been selected as a proper place for the county seat. They were ordered to lay out the town of Concord, which was incorporated in 1806.
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Cabarrus Genealogical Society
Prior to 1792, you must look in the records of the counties
in what is now Cabarrus County
(see the index section on neighboring and parent counties).
Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society
Anson County Genealogical Society
Bladen County Genealogical Society
STATE AND NATIONAL SOCIETIES
North Carolina Genealogical Society
The National Genealogical Society
Great Wagon Road article and link to map, from NC Archives & UNC Press
Scots-Irish from Ulster & The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road
Maps of Cabarrus County and North Carolina
Historic Cabarrus, Inc
Photos & History, from Julie Ganis
In colonial times, and even later, county boundaries were not always well-defined in frontier areas. Also, new piedmont counties were being created rapidly during the 1700's, and county lines changed again and again during this process. In addition, families sometimes lived very close to another county and may have gone there for various reasons. It is good genealogical practice to check records in the neighboring counties for your families.
Cabarrus County was created in 1792 from Mecklenburg County.
Mecklenburg County was created in 1763 from Anson County.
Anson County was created in 1750 from Bladen County.
Bladen County was created in 1734 from New Hanover County.
New Hanover County was created in 1729 from Craven County.
Craven County was created in 1705 from Bath County.
(please see the link below for more information on NC counties).
While European settlers were not in the Cabarrus area before the middle 1700's,
it is still interesting to know the "administrative ancestry" of the area.
And it is good to remember that European settlers
were not the first human beings to live here.
North Carolina County Formation
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