PO Box 630
Rutherfordton, NC 28139-0630
Courthouse burned in 1857
Clerk of Superior Court has birth records from 1917
death records from 1913
marriage divorce, probate, court & land records from
tax lists, & voter registration
all the wills, deeds,
marriages, births, deaths, etc are in the same building
Register of Deeds
601 N Main St.
Clerk of Superior Court
Clerk of Superior court has births from 1917, deaths
from 1913, marriages, divorce,
probate, civil, and Ind. records from 1779, tax lists
and voter registration.
Archives, Libraries, & Societies
Rutherford County Library
205 Koon Rd
Kathy Gunter Sullivan, Tryon County
Documents 1769-1779: A North Carolina County (Forest City, N.C.: The
Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, 2000).
Kathy Gunter Sullivan, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County,
North Carolina, 1779-1812, five volumes. Contact Kathy at
Genealogical Society of Utah, Family History Center,
Hwy 127 North
Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
310 No. Tyron St. Charlotte 28202
Rowan Public Library
201 Fisher St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
109 E. Jones St. Raleigh 27611
Lincoln County Library
306 W. Main Street
For Information on Library Holdings..704-735-8044
NC Archives publication, "Guide to Research Materials
in the North Carolina State
Archives: County Records" now online and downloadable
(in PDF and Microsoft
Word formats) at:
This guide provides information - by county - about original
AND filmed records
held at NC Archives. There's also an incomplete finding
aid to estate records held at the
Archives at the same URL.
Regional Federal Archives and Records Center
1557 St. Joseph Avenue
East Point, Ga. 30344
Serves Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida, Mississippi,
North Carolina, South Carolina,
North Carolina Division of Archives and History (NCSA)
109 E. Jones Street
Raleigh NC, 27611
SC State Library
The Historic Architecture of Rutherford
County Rutherford County Arts Council, Inc.
2 West Main Street, Forest City,
NC, 18043, Phone 704-245-4000 200 photos of
homes that illustrates the architecture
of previous times. Lists the townships, builder/family
and families who lived there. A
year was spent in the making of this book, with over 2000 homes photographed
and researched. If you have roots in this county, it is quite possible
that your ancestral home is listed
with pictures of what the home looks like today.
$15.00+shipping and handling The
book is also available at the bookstore [same price] in
Forest City, "Fireside Books",
2270 US Highway
74A Bypass # 509, Tri-City Mall,
Forest City, NC., 28043, 704-245-5188
CARPENTERS A PLENTY by Robert
C. Carpenter The cost is $60.00 which includes
all shipping and handling. Persons
may order from Robert C. Carpenter, 319 Long Shoals Road, Bessemer City,
NC 28016. Make checks
payable to Robert C. Carpenter.
Bridges to the Past, Vol 1 and 2, combined
in one book, by the late Roy Brooks and Mrs. Ernest Newton, 1969-1978,
Excellent book of newspaper columns written weekly, 1969-1978.
Nearly every family in Rutherford county
is listed somewhere in the book. Available from the Genealogical Society
of Old Tryon County Box 938 28043 or Fireside Books,
2270 US Highway 74A Bypass # 509, Tri-City
Mall, Forest City, NC.,
28043, 704-245-5188, cost 35.00
The Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes
of the Court of Pleas and Quarter
Sessions 1769-1779 by Brent H. Holcomb
(234 pages, hard cover) 27.50 + 3.00 mailing.
Tryon County was formed from Mecklenburg
County in 1769 and abolished in 1779.
Examples of entries are "Ordered
by the Court that Eleanor Caldwell an orphan
girl at the age of two year &
eight months be bound to David Watson". May be
ordered from Brent H. Holcomb, PO box
21766, Columbia, SC, 29221
New Lincoln County Heritage Book
Available at the Lincoln County Historical
Museum in Lincolnton. The address and
phone number are:
Lincoln County Historical Museum, Suite
302 - 403 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28093
704-732-9055 $55.00 to pick up or $59.00
to be mailed & please make check payable to
The Lincoln County Historical Museum.
This is a general notice on behalf of the Lincoln
County Historical Society
1860 Slave Schedule, Lincoln County,
North Carolina by W. M. Lentz, Jr., President
of the Lincoln County Historical Society.
$10.00. One can order a copy by writing to:
William Lentz, Jr., at: P.O. Box 1098,
Lincolnton, NC 28093.
This is a general notice on behalf
of the Lincoln County Historical Society.
New Books on Lincoln County by Paul
These books written by local author
Paul Dellinger, from Lincoln and Gaston County.
This list is just a few available from
the Broad River Genealogical Society P O Box 2261
Shelby, N.C., 28151-2261..The
prices are very reasonable. Call for a current price list.
Title........All books are indexed.
1800 Rutherford County Census
1800 Lincoln County Census
1810 Lincoln County Census
1820 Lincoln County Census
1830 Lincoln County Census
1840 Lincoln County Census
1860 Lincoln County Census
1870 Lincoln County Census
1880 Lincoln County Census
Marriage Bond, Tryon and Lincoln County,
Lincoln County Marriage License, 1868-1886
Lincoln County Marriage License, 1887-1899
Lincoln County Marriage, 1900-1936
Voters Registration, Gives Names of
Lincoln County Historical EDD. Newspaper
Lincoln County, Sesqui-Centennial,
Lincoln County Index to Deaths 1913-1992,
Civil War Roster
Battle of the War Between the States
Descendants of George and Jacob Dellinger,
Hard Bound, 400 pages
John Phillip Dellinger Family
Muddy Fork Trading Post
Forsyth County Genealogical Society
is offering "Death Notices from the People
Press, Feb. 8, 1851 - December 8, 1892."
by Robert M. Thompkins. Covers 9500
death notices that originally appeared
in the People Press, a newspaper published at
Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina.
Notices are from the counties of Forsyth,
Davidson, Davie, Yadkin, Stokes, Guilford,
Iredell, Wilkes, Surry, Rockingham, and
Randolph. Contact The Forsyth County
Genealogical Society PO box 5715,
Winston Salem, N.C. 27113-5715
We Own" A Look-Up Resource for International Genealogical
Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library Duke University, NC
These last two books cover many
in early NC, 1700-1800's. Simply fascinating collections!
SEED Genealogical Research Data of Southeastern N.C.
NATIVE HEATH, Richmond County, North Carolina 1779-1899