Cumberland County North Carolina


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Cumberland map Cumberland County, North Carolina, was formed in 1754 from Bladen County. The county was named in honor of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, (1721-65)

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)

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Queries   2010 / 2016 Index to Queries & Surnames
Surnames (A-L)
Surnames (M-Z) Index to Census Index to Estate Records A-L Index to Estate Records M-Z
Index to Estate Settlements Index to Wills Index to Cemeteries North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project
Family Genealogies Index to Marriage Records Index to Tax Records Index to Obituaries
Index to Deeds, Indentures, Etc. Index to Cumb. Co. Letters Index to Photo Gallery Index to Church Histories
Index to Early Military Records Index to Civil War Records Index to Newspaper Extracts Cumberland Co. Bonds
Wardens of the Poor Election Returns - 1843 1774 Admiralty Court Grand Jury Reports
Misc. Documents Adoptions, etc. Free Masons - Fayetteville Lodge List of Members to the House of Commons Election Returns -1841 Constable
Justices of the Peace - 1827 Index to Maps Oath of Allegiance Landings on the Cape Fear River
1906 Fayetteville Street Guide with Ward Boundairies Miscellaneous Ancient Records of Cumberland Civil Court Records Misc Court Recs
Cumberland County Public Library Argyll Colony Plus Importations From Abroad to Orange Co., VA Cumberland Co School Index
Publications for Purchase Naturalizations Index to Bible Recs. Early Campbellton Residents
Cumberland County Genealogical Society Guide to Research Materials in the NC Archives USGenWeb Archives Fay. Police Chiefs  1832-2001


The Shaw Papers Record Book of Carolina Church, Coosa County, AL
A Murder at McNeill's Muster Ground
Tom Powers, Mayor of Fayetteville 1906-1908 Fort Bragg Football Players Injured 1860 Murder of North Carolinians in Texas
McPherson Clans of the Upper Cape Fear

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April 16, 2008

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