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Category for all articles related to indexing the NC Loose Estates Records

Index Yadkin

Yadkin County

Established in 1850 from Surry County.


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Index Wilson

Wilson County

Established in 1855 from Edgecombe, Johnston, Nash, and Wayne counties. A few early court records are missing; reason unknown.


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Index Wilkes

Wilkes County

Established in 1777 (effective 1778) from Surry County and the District of Washington. A few early records are missing; reason unknown.


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Index Wayne

Wayne County

Established in 1779 from Dobbs County. A few early court records are missing; reason unknown.


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Index Watauga

Watauga County

Established in 1849 from Ashe, Caldwell, Wilkes, and Yancey counties. Courthouse fire of 1873 destroyed all of the land records and most of the court records.


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Index Washington

Washington County

Established in 1799 from Tyrrell County. Courthouse destroyed in Federal bombardment of 1862. Courthouse fires of 1869, 1873, and 1881, along with the destruction of 1862, destroyed most of the court records and many of the land records.


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