WELCOME TO CUMBERLAND COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
Contact: Myrtle Bridges County Coordinator
Cumberland County, North Carolina, was formed in 1754 from Bladen County.
The county was named in honor of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland,
The first county seat was named Cumberland Court House. In 1762 Campbelton
was established at Cross Creek. Campbelton and Cross Creek were merged
in 1778. In honor of Lafayette, Campbelton changed its name to Fayetteville
in 1783. This is the present county seat.
Read "A Bit of Campbelton History" - 1895
1895 Map of Cumberland County (and surrounding area)
Lookup Page - Volunteers wanted to begin a "lookup
service" for Cumberland Co. print resources. Please
check out this new page and consider volunteering to do lookups!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please read and follow Volunteer Carolyn Gibbons' guidelines
for a successful search.
"I have access to the Cumberland County Courthouse (most records before about 1910 are NOT here and have
been sent to the Raleigh Archives). The Register of Deeds has marriages, births and deaths from about
1910 with indices for these. The deed records ARE here and many are on CD from the 1700s on. Many
have been destroyed. I know of NO pre-1913 birth records except for limited mentions in the newspapers
of the time. Many early marriages are lost.
I also have access to the Main Library which has some excellent sources for Cumberland County and
SOME for surrounding areas. Examples of their resources for the county include some maps, indices
to locate small creeks, abstracts from the local newspapers (for deaths and marriages) 1816 1840
and microfilm of all the newspapers extant up to the current ones. All of the censuses for NC are
here including all Soundexes on microfilm. There are also a couple of books which index the early
land grants and deeds.
I am willing to do lookups consulting indices, do a search of a small area of time for someone or
search for a specific person or couple. I am not able nor am I willing to do extensive searches
- all the (surname) in Cumberland County, find whatever you can on my (surname) who may have stopped
there while on their way from VA to GA (no time frame).
Please be specific. Give complete names, dates, and any known information about the subject to be
I am also willing to give suggestions on courses to follow." E-mail Carolyn Gibbons.
Cumberland County Directory
Visit Cumberland County's "Next Door" Neighbors
If you can't find them in Cumberland County, perhaps they can
be found close by! If the county doesn't yet have a page, consider becoming
a county host!
The USGenWeb Project
Clickable NC County Map- Visit any County
North Carolina GenWeb Page - Links to all North Carolina County Pages
USGenWeb Project Homepage- Links to all 50 state pages and archives
GenWeb Page - Links to genealogy pages for many other countries
Search The Library of Congress
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Finding Family from Ship's Passenger Lists
Please take time to visit Myrtle's Genealogy Page
Need a professional researcher? Visit Jason Bordeaux at Association of Professional Genealogists
April 16, 2008
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