The following resources may be helpful with your research in Wake county.



  • Historical Records Survey. Pre-1914 Cemetery Inscriptions, Wake County.  FHL Microfilm 882940 Item 9 [view film details]


  • Grill, C. Franklin. Early Methodist Meeting Houses in Wake County, North Carolina. Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina Conference Commission on Archives and History, 1979. [Find in a Library]

General History

  • Chamberlain, Hope Summerell. History of Wake County, North Carolina, With Sketches of Those Who Have Most Influenced Its Development. Raleigh, N. C.: Edwards & Broughton printing company, 1922. [Available full-text online]
  • Vickers, James. Raleigh, City of Oaks: An Illustrated History. Woodland Hills, Calif: Windsor Publications, 1982. [View the index]

Land Records

  • Pruitt, Albert Bruce. Index to Land Entries, Beaufort Co, NC (1778-1795), Johnston Co, NC (1778-1805), Wake Co, NC (1778-1846), and Land Warrants, Johnston Co, NC (1737-1763). North Carolina: A.B. Pruitt], 1993.  [Find in a library]


  • Allen, James M. The Clifton Family of Franklin & Wake Counties, North Carolina: A Genealogical Inquiry. Rocky Mount, N.C. (3324 Sunset Ave., Apt. A6, Rocky Mount 27804): James M. Allen, Jr, 2005. [Find in a Library]
  • Haywood, Marshall De Lancey. Joel Lane, Pioneer and Patriot; A Biographical Sketch, Including Notes About the Lane Family, and the Colonial and Revolutionary History of Wake County, North Carolina. Raleigh, N.C.: A. Williams & Co, 1925. [Available full-text online]

Vital Records


  • Wynne, Frances Holloway. Abstract of Record of Wills, Inventories, Settlements of Estates, 1771-1802, Wake County, North Carolina. [Fairfax, Va.]: F.H. Wynne, 1985.  [View index online & Find in a Library]