The Search Room at the State Archives of North Carolina has a large card catalog of land grants. The
majority are index cards created when the "shucks" were created, with one index card per shuck. There
are some additional drawers which were not entered into the archives database (DOC). These have been digitized
for this website. Note that these images are simply the cards as they appear and are not searchable other
than the fact they are in alphabetical order.
NO COUNTY GIVEN
This collection contains grants that were recorded in the land patent book, but the county
was not specified. Many of these were prior to the establishment of counties in North Carolina, but
it is possible in some cases to deduce the county based on the geographical description. In other
cases the county appears to have been accidentally left off when the patent book was copied, so
it also may possibly be deduced. These cards have been indexed and are now included with all the
other land grants on this website.
LORD PROPRIETORS GRANTS
This collection contains grants made by the Lord Proprietors in the county of Albemarle. These
are recorded in patent books 111A-D. These appear to be duplicates of grants recorded in the
early patent books.
LORD GRANVILLE GRANTS
This collection contains a series of grants made in the Granville district. This information has been
entered into the State Archives database and therefore are available on this website.