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Census
When working in early census records, people sometimes ask “Where was Salisbury District?” Salisbury District was not part of Guilford County. Instead, counties were a part of the Salisbury District. In 1755 NC created five District Superior Courts throughout the state. The Salisbury District included all or parts of counties which are now Anson, Cabarrus, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Union, and Yadkin Counties. If you see the name “Hillsborough District,” then that area was in the Superior Court District for Hillsborough, which is in Orange County. The eastern third of Guilford County came from Orange County in 1771. The District Superior Courts were discontinued in 1806 when individual counties were allowed to have Superior Courts.

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