Burke County, North Carolina Records
Burke County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on April 8, 1777 from Rowan County. This county was named for Thomas Burke (1747–1783), a member of the Continental Congress and governor of North Carolina.
Burke County is bordered by Caldwell County (north), Catawba County (east), Cleveland County (southeast), Rutherford County (southwest), McDowell County (west), Avery County (northwest).
Burke County Cities and Towns include ConnellysSprings, Drexel, GlenAlpine, Hildebran, Morganton, Rhodhiss, RutherfordCollege, Valdese. A Map of Burke County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. There is a collection of old Ohio maps at MapGeeks.org.
Burke County Townships include Drexel, Icard, Jonas Ridge, Linville, Lovelady, Lower Creek, Lower Fork, Morganton, Quaker Meadows, Silver Creek, Smoky Creek, Upper Creek, Upper Fork and Valdese. View a Map of Burke County Townships.
Burke County, North Carolina Courthouse Records
Burke County, NC Courthouse
The Burke County Courthouse is located in Morganton, North Carolina. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Burke county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk. Also see the Burke County Records in the North Carolina State Archives. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1865 by fire, some records were destroyed.
- Burke County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1913, Marriage Records from 1780, Death Records from 1913 and Land Records from 1770.
- Burke County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1776, Court Records from 1755 and Divorce Records from call court clerk for details. Probate records include not only wills, but also loose estates records.
- Burke County Tax Assessor / Collector
- Burke Co. North Carolina County Health Department
Burke County, North Carolina Census Records
- Learn More: State of North Carolina Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790 (incomplete), 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820, Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
- State Population Schedules: 1784-1787
- Native American Population Schedules: 1894-1913
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Burke County, North Carolina Vital Records
- Learn More: State of North Carolina Vital Records
- Birth Records: from October 1913 to present
- Marriage Records: from January 1962 to present
- Death Records: from January 1, 1930 to present
- Divorce Records: from January 1958 to present
- Locations: North Carolina Vital Records
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Applications.
- In Person: North Carolina Vital Records (Cooper Memorial Health Building), 225 N. McDowell St., Raleigh, NC 27603-1382; 919-733-3000
Burke County, North Carolina Resources
- Burke County Genealogical Society
- Burke County Historical Society, PO Box 151, Morganton, NC 28680-0151
- The History Museum of Burke County
- Burke County, North Carolina Message Boards
Burke County, North Carolina External Links
- Maine Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from North Carolina (1719 - 1977)
- Burke County, North Carolina Books - Amazon
- Burke Co., North Carolina - FindaGrave
- A History of Burke County, North Carolina
- North Carolina Digital Collections
- Burke County, North Carolina Links - Cyndi's List
- Burke Co. NCGenweb
- Burke County, North Carolina Ancestry Database Collections
- Burke County, North Carolina Military Records
- North Carolina City Directories