Iredell County, North Carolina Place Study

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Date: 1788 [unknown]
Location: Iredell, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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This is a Place Study[1] to collect together in one place everything about Iredell County, North Carolina. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. The emphasis in this Place Study is pre-1800 settlers in what became Iredell County in 1788 and notable persons from Iredell County.

Research the following:

  1. Research names of populated places in Iredell County in 1847 that became Alexander County in 1847, as well as towns that became part of Cabarrus, Rowan, Yadkin, and Catawba Counties, Status: done, found a source Lewis


  1. See Space:Historical Timeline of Iredell County


Census Summary[2]

17905,430 18008,856 (95 in Statesville) 181010,972 182013,071
183014,918 184015,685 185014,719 186015,347
187016,931 188022,675 189025,462 190029,064
191034,315 192037,956 193046,693 194050,424
195056,303 196062,526 197072,197 198082,538
199092,931 2000122,660 2010159,437 2017 Est175,711

Map of Iredell County
Surrounding Counties

Populated Places

Iredell County Populated Places
Barringer | Bethany | Chambersburg | Coddle Creek | Concord | Cool Springs | Davidson | Eagle Mills | Fallstown | New Hope | Olin Township | Sharpesburg | Shiloh | Statesville | Turnersburg | Union Grove
City, Towns and Unincorporated Communities (Unic)--Current and Historical (H)
Amity Hill (Unic) | Barium Springs (Unic) | Callahan (H) | Cool Springs | Davidson[3] | Eagle Mills (H) | Fort Dobbs (H) | Harmony | Houstonville (Unic)| Love Valley | Mooresville | Mount Mourne (Unic)| New Hope | Olin (Unic)| Pisgah | Rocky Creek | Scotts (Unic)| Shepherds | Statesville (City, County Seat)/Space | Statesville West | Stony Point (CDP)[4] | Troutman | Turnersburg (Unic)| Union Grove (Unic)
Neighboring Counties (Date Created) see also Formation of NC Counties
Alexander (1847) | Cabarrus (1792) | Catawba (1842) | Davie (1836) | Lincoln (1779) | Mecklenburg (1762) | Rowan (1753) | Wilkes (1777) | Yadkin (1850)
Historical Towns
Former Iredell County Towns that are now part of other counties (county, period that they were in Iredell)
Mount Pisgah (Alexander, 1817-1849), Spring Grove (Rowan, 1818-1847), Stony Point (Alexander, 1826-1849). Taylorsville (aka James Cross Roads, Alexander, 1847-1847), Spring Grove (Rowan, 1818-1847 1855-1883), Tulin (Cabarrus, 1856-1870), Elk Shoal, (Alexander, 1875-1881), Grade, North Carolina (Alexander, 1882-1883), Evalin (Wilkes, 1884-1906)

Iredell County Addresses

Courthouse: Iredell County Courthouse
221 East Water St
P O Box 904
Statesville, NC 28677
Phone: 704-872-7468

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and death, burial and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1820 and court records from 1788

Register of Deeds:
201 Water Street
Statesville, NC 28687
Phone: 704-872-7468
Fax: 704-878-5426

Clerk Superior Court
221 East Water Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Phone: (704) 832-6600

County Seat: Statesville

Genealogical Society Of Iredell County
PO Box 946
Statesville 28687

Genealogical Society-Iredell
200 S Center St
Statesville, NC 28677
Telephone Number: 704-878-5384

Genealogy Sources


  • Iredell Piedmont County, by Homer M. Keever, with illustrations by Louise Gilbert and maps by Mildred Jenkins Miller, published for the Iredell County Bicentennial Commission by Brady Printing Company from type set by the Statesville Record and Landmark, copyright, November 1976, by Homer M. Keever. See Iredell, Piedmont County for more details.
  • From Stirling to Sterling, the Bicentennial History of New Sterling Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, by Mildred Miller, Edited by Dr. Peggy Byers Gray and Robert Ernest Mize, published in 1987, published by The Delmar Company.
  • Iredell County Genealogy Resources in Wikitree
  • The Heritage of Iredell County, 1980, published by the Genealogical Society of Iredell County, PO Box 946, Statesville, North Carolina 28677, ISBN 0-89459-087-1, 642 pages with index, See also Space:The Heritage of Iredell County
  • The Heritage of Iredell County, NC Vol II - 2000, published by the Genealogical Society of Iredell County, PO Box 946, Statesville, North Carolina 29866, LC # 00-110956, 574 pages with index, See also Space:The Heritage of Iredell County
  • Iredell County on Wikipedia
  • SCHNEIDER, Lois M. P., C.G.R.S "Inventory of the Estate Papers of Iredell County, North Carolina, 1788-1915"


Tax Records:

  • 1759 ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA TAX LIST, Link, This tax list was found between the walls of the old court house by Wm. D. Kizziah, Register of Deeds. When found, it was but scraps of paper, but was fitted together and transcribed by him. This list was made before Rowan Co, NC was divided into other counties and is the oldest tax list ever found in Rowan (to my knowledge). It contains no figures and is not typed here as copied. I have put the "a's" together, the "b's together, etc. When a slave or negro is listed with another's name, I left those names as they appeared on the typed list. Some names in the "b's" were torn off or could not be read. They are listed at the end of this page. There is a copy of this list, as transcribed by Mr. Kizziah, in the Rowan County Library, Salisbury, NC.
  • 1772 Enochs, Richard A. "A List of Taxables Returned by Wm. Sharp, 1772," Rowan County Register, Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 1987):342-344. Available at Family History Library, WorldCat.
  • 1778 Tax Lists, Rowan County 1778 (transcript) online at FamilySearch
  • 1800 - Land Valuations for Direct Tax, 1800 (images) online at FamilySearch
  • 1815 - Tax Lists, Iredell County, 1815 (images) online at North Carolina Digital Collections

Civil War Sources on-line:

  • Confederate Pensioners from the Statesville Landmark, Link


  1. Wikitree doesn't allow County Place Studies to be One Place Studies but this is actually a one place study focusing on the period prior to 1800
  2. #Wikipedia
  3. parts in Mecklenburg County
  4. Census Designated place in Iredell and Alexander Counties

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