Rowan County, North Carolina Records
Rowan County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on 1753 from Anson County. This county was named for Matthew Rowan (d. 1769), was the acting Governor of colonial North Carolina following the death of Governor Nathaniel Rice.
Rowan County Cities and Towns include ChinaGrove, Cleveland, EastSpencer, Enochville, Faith, GraniteQuarry, Kannapolis, Landis, Rockwell, Salisbury, Spencer. A Map of Rowan 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.
Rowan County Townships include Atwell, China Grove, Cleveland, East Spencer, Franklin, Gold Hill, Kannapolis, Litaker, Locke, Morgan, Mount Ulla, Providence, Rockwell, Salisbury, Scotch Irish, Spencer, Steele, and Unity. View a Map of Rowan County Townships.
Rowan County, North Carolina Courthouse Records
Rowan County, NC Courthouse
Old Rowan County Courthouse
The Rowan County Courthouse is located in Salisbury, 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 Rowan 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 Rowan County Records in the North Carolina State Archives. The County Courthouse records were destroyed due to Civil War Action in 1865.
- Rowan County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1913, Marriage Records from 1753, Death Records from 1913 and Land Records from 1753.
- Rowan County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1743, Court Records from 1753 and Divorce Records from call court clerk for details. Probate records include not only wills, but also loose estates records.
- Rowan County Tax Assessor / Collector
- Rowan Co. North Carolina County Health Department
Rowan 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
Rowan 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
Rowan County, North Carolina Resources
- Genealogical Society of Rowan County
- Rowan Public Library
- Rowan County, North Carolina Message Boards
Rowan County, North Carolina External Links
- Historical Newspapers from North Carolina (1719 - 1977)
- Daily Independent (Kannapolis, North Carolina)
- Rowan County, North Carolina Books - Amazon
- Marriages of Rowan County, North Carolina 1753-1868
- List of taxable property in the county of Rowan, North Carolina, anno 1778
- Salisbury, North Carolina, Salisbury National Cemetery, 1863-2010
- Rowan Co., North Carolina - FindaGrave
- History of Rowan County, North Carolina
- A History of Rowan County, North Carolina
- North Carolina Digital Collections
- Rowan County, North Carolina Links - Cyndi's List
- Rowan Co. NCGenweb
- Rowan County, North Carolina Ancestry Database Collections
- Rowan County, North Carolina Military Records
- North Carolina City Directories