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Stanly County, North Carolina Genealogy

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

County Facts
County seat: Albemarle
Organized: January 11, 1841
Parent County(s): Montgomery[1]
Neighboring Counties
Anson  • Cabarrus  • Davidson  • Montgomery  • Richmond  • Rowan  • Union
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County InformationEdit

DescriptionEdit

Stanly County is located in the central portion of North Carolina and was named for John Stanly, a Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons and, later, a U.S. Congressman.[2]

County CourthouseEdit

Stanly County Courthouse
201 S Second St
Albemarle, NC 28002
Phone: 704-986-7000
Stanly County Website

Register of Deeds has marriage and land records.
Clerk Superior Court has probate records.[3]

Stanly County, North Carolina Record DatesEdit

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1913 1850 1913 1841 1840 1839 1784
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.

Record LossEdit

Some of the early records are missing.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Boundary ChangesEdit

  • 1841 Stanly County was created from Montgomery County.
  • County seat: Albemarle[5]

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.

Populated PlacesEdit

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
  • Plyler
  • Porter
  • Ridgecrest
  • Tuckertown
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Furr
  • Harris
  • North Albemarle
  • Ridenhour
  • South Albemarle
  • Tyson


History TimelineEdit

ResourcesEdit

Bible RecordsEdit

BiographiesEdit

Business, Commerce, and OccupationsEdit

CemeteriesEdit

Cemeteries of Stanly County, North Carolina online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information

 

Census RecordsEdit

Church RecordsEdit

Methodist

  • Randall's United Methodist Church, near Norwood, N.C. Organized about 1785.[7] Originally located in Montgomery.

Court RecordsEdit

DirectoriesEdit

Emigration and ImmigrationEdit

Ethnic, Political, and Religious GroupsEdit

African Americans

Funeral HomesEdit

GenealogiesEdit

GuardianshipEdit

Land and Property RecordsEdit

Local HistoriesEdit

Maps and GazetteersEdit

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MigrationEdit

Military RecordsEdit

Revolutionary War

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Men in Stanly County 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 Stanly County:

- 14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers, Company H
- 1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves, Company G
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company G
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company G
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company I

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and CitizenshipEdit

NewspapersEdit

ObituariesEdit

Other RecordsEdit

PeriodicalsEdit

Probate RecordsEdit

Online Probate Records

School RecordsEdit

Tax RecordsEdit

Vital RecordsEdit

BirthEdit

MarriageEdit

DeathEdit

DivorceEdit

Research FacilitiesEdit

ArchivesEdit

Family History CentersEdit

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.

LibrariesEdit

MuseumsEdit

SocietiesEdit

  • Stanly County Genealogical Society
    PO Box 31
    Albemarle, NC 28002-0031
  • Stanly County Historic Preservation Commission
    245 East Main Street
    Albemarle, NC 28001

WebsitesEdit

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.

Research GuidesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Stanly
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stanly County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Stanly County, North Carolina," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanly_County%2C_North_Carolina, accessed 27 February 2020.
  7. "Randall's United Methodist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.
  9. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.