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Index Guilford

Guilford County

Established in 1771 from Orange and Rowan counties. Courthouse fire of 1872 resulted in slight loss of records.


Index not yet available.

Not listed on State Archives of North Carolina website; Archives has 275 boxes of estate files; Family History Library catalog lists 88 microfilms. 

Index Greene

Greene County

Established in 1791 as Glasgow County from Dobbs County. Name changed to Greene in 1799. Courthouse fire of 1876 destroyed many court records and all land records.


Index not yet available.

Index Glasgow

Glasgow County

Established in 1791 from Dobbs County. Name changed to Greene in 1799.

No records - see Greene County.

Index Gaston

Gaston County

Established in 1846 from Lincoln County. Courthouse fire of 1874 destroyed many court records.


Index not yet available.

Index Dobbs

Dobbs County

Established in 1758 (effective 1759) from Johnston County. Divided into Glasgow and Lenoir counties in 1791. Land records destroyed by fire at Lenoir County Courthouse in 1880.

This county is not available at Family Search, and we have no index.

The State Archives of North Carolina lists a very few original records, and some microfilm land records (includes records of Johnston County, 1764-1759, and Lenoir County, 1792-1880).

Original Records:
Land Records: Deeds, Index to, no date; 4 volumes.
Miscellaneous Records, 1762-1791; 1 Fibredex box.
Civil Action Papers, 1767; 1 folder.

Microfilm Records:
Land records as noted above.
Deeds, Index to, Grantee, 1746-1880; 1 reel.
Deeds, Index to, Grantor, 1746-1880; 1 reel.

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