Historic Albemarle County NC
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A Short History of The Historic Albemarle County
From 'The North Carolina Gazetteer' by William S. Powell:
ALBEMARLE COUNTY was est. in 1664 in the ne portion of the LordsProprietors' new
province of Carolina covering a poorly defined 1,600sq. mi. The first governor of the
County was appointed in October,1664, and it soon also had a legislature and courts.
By 1668 it was divided into Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank, and Perquimans precincts.
The County ceased to exist as a unit of government in Carolina in 1689 when Governor
Seth Sothel departed. The next governor had hiscommission for "that part of our
province of Carolina that lyes northand east of Cape feare," which was basically the
whole of modern North Carolina."
NOTE: The first governor referred to above is the Governor of ALBEMARLE County and not of CAROLINA.
More History at:http://hal.dcr.state.nc.us/NC/HISTORY/HISTORY.HTM#Colonial Period.
Here you will find a more detailed historical outline of the early colonial period.
We all should remember that until 1712, there was no NORTH Carolina and SOUTH Carolina--
but only CAROLINA.
More *Regional* History
The Family Research Society of NorthEastern NC
Pasquotank County Courthouse
PO Box 39, Elizabeth City, NC 27907. . . Phone: 919-335-0865
. . . Courthouse burned 1872;
Clk of Sup. Ct. has div, pro, & civ ct records;
Reg. of Deeds
. .has b. & d. records from 1913, m. records from 1867, Ind records from 1700s.
Will Extracts of Albemarle County.
Perquimansprecinct/county tax lists
University of North Carolina Graduates 1798-1851
Census Look-up Volunteer
Historic Albemarle County Queries [archived to Sept 1999]
Albemarle area Historic Photo Collection
LOOKUPS for this Expanded AREA
Very Useful Data Links - Courtesy of NCROOTS.COM
To Diane's family Page--Hyde/Richmond County
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