McDowell County NC Genealogy

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McDowell County Records by City/Town

Dysartsville Genealogy (31)
Glenwood Genealogy (30)
Little Switzerland Genealogy (27)
Marion Genealogy (137)

Nebo Genealogy (41)
North Cove Genealogy (31)
Old Fort Genealogy (55)

Overview of McDowell County Records

  • McDowell County was created in 1842 from Burke and Rutherford counties.
  • Copies of birth and death certificates for 1916 and later can be obtained from the North Carolina Vital Records Office.
  • The McDowell County Register of Deeds has birth records starting in 1914, marriage records starting in 1872, death records starting in 1914, and land records starting in 1813.
  • The McDowell County Clerk Superior Court has court and probate records starting in 1842.
  • Online indexes and images of many of the above records can be found by using the links on this site.