Harnett County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Harnett County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Harnett County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina, United States Genealogy
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Facts
Founded February 7, 1855
County Seat Lillington
Courthouse
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Harnett County is located in the Central portion of North Carolina and was named for Cornelius Harnett, Revolutionary War patriot and delegate to the Continental Congress[1].

Harnett County, Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Beginning Dates for Harnett County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1914
1892
1860
1855
1854

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Harnett County Courthouse
729 S Main Street P O Box 279
Lillington, NC 27546
Phone: 910-893-7540

Register of deeds has birth, marriage and land land rec
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1920
records from 1855-1920 were destroyed in a fire[2]

Register of Deeds
305 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Set 200
Lillington, NC 27546
Phone: 910-893-7540
Fax: 910-814-3841
Website


Clerk Superior Court
301 W Cornelius Harnett
Suite 100
Lillington, NC 27546
Work Phone: (910) 814-4646

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1855--Harnett County was created 7 February 1855 from Cumberland County.
County seat: Lillington [3]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1892, 1894--Courthouse fires destroyed court records and many of the land records.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Internment
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Harnett County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Presbyterian[edit | edit source]

County Records[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Harnett County, North Carolina Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Harnett County, North Carolina Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery, Company B
- 15th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 5th Volunteers, Company F
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company C
- 41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry, Company D
- 7th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company A
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain Isaac William's Company
- 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain Neill McNeill's Company
Civil War Battle[edit | edit source]

The following Civil War battle was fought in Harnett County:

  • March 16, 1865 = Averasborough, also known as Taylor’s Hole Creek, Smithville, Smiths Ferry, or Black River[5]
Map showing Civil War battles in North Carolina.
World War I[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]
Divorce[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]

Yearbooks[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries [edit | edit source]

Harnett County Genealogical Society
PO Box 219
Buies Creek NC 27506-0219

Family History Centers
[edit | edit source]

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/harnett
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harnett County, North Carolina. Page 509 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. "Barbecue Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf.