NORTH CAROLINA LAND GRANT IMAGES AND DATA

WELCOME! This site contains searchable data for over 216,000 land grants issued by the state of North Carolina from 1663 to 1960. Of these, 42,995 are linked directly to the page image from the corresponding Patent Book where the land description ("metes and bounds") was recorded. For all of Mecklenburg County and part of Wilkes County, grants are linked to over 42,000 high quality images of original warrants, surveys and other related documents. If you are unfamiliar with the land grant process for North Carolina and associated documents, please visit our Resources page.
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WHAT'S NEW!
* 17,000 new digitial images
* Images for Patent Books 31-43
* Images for Wilkes County files 1-2362
* Various minor website tweaks
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GETTING STARTED
Provides basic information on how to use this website to find land grant files.

FAQS
Frequently Asked Questions about this site and its contents.

RESOURCES
Other resources related to North Carolina land grants.

GLOSSARY
Glossary of land grant terms.

ABOUT
Information about this site.
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INDEX
Find land grant files using a subject index.

QUERY
Find land grant files based on criteria such as name, location, acres, dates, etc.

LIST
List land grant files in order by selected sequence number, such as grant number, or by date.

IMAGES ONLY
Browse land grant file images as copied from microfilm. It's like using a microfilm reader but much faster.

NOT INDEXED
Browse card catalog images for miscellaneous grants not yet indexed on this website.
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COUNTIES
Basic information about each county.

CALCULATOR
Convert ancient measurments such as rods and poles to modern.

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The land grant images and associated data on this website were provided courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh NC and are in the public domain. If you use this information elsewhere, please credit the State Archives of North Carolina as the source, along with the corresponding call number.


Content on this website not originating from the State Archives of North Carolina is Copyright 2014 by David M. McCorkle