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 ALAMANCE COUNTY
31 grants issued from 1849 to 1902

NCpedia article   Wikipedia article
County Seat: Graham

Formation: Alamance County was formed in 1849 from Orange County. It was named after either the Great Alamance Creek or the pre-Revolutionary battle of Alamance. For further information see: THE FORMATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES, 1663-1943, by David Leroy Corbitt.

Name origin: The Battle of Alamance which was derived from the local Native American word meaning "blue clay" found in the Great Alamance Creek

State Archives Code: 001

Bordering Counties
Caswell
Chatham
Guilford
Orange
Randolph
Rockingham
 2 Counties Over
Davidson
Durham
Forsyth
Lee
Montgomery
Moore
Person
Stokes
Wake
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County information courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina MARS database, Record ID=12.14.24
Map of North Carolina highlighting Alamance County. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.