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Hello and welcome to a journey into Pasquotank County's wild and wonderful past! My name is Diane Siniard

  • Let's stop here to visit Pasquotank County's past and learn a little about her history!


  • Pasquotank is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Albemarle Sound and Perquimans, Gates, and Camden counties.  The present land area is 226.88 square miles and the 2000 population was 34,897.  It was formed as early as 1668 as a precinct of Albemarle County.  Its name is derived from an Indian word "pasketanki" which meant "where the current of the stream divides or forks."

    It is not known when the first courthouse was built, supposedly it was located at New Begun Creek, but from 1737 to 1757 the courthouse was at Broomfield.  In 1758 it was moved to Relfe's Point.  It remained there until 1762 or probably a little later.  From 1765 until 1785 the courthouse was at Winfield.  In 1784 the Assembly directed that it be moved to Nixonton, and from 1785 to 1800 Nixonton was the county seat.  In 1799 Elizabeth Town (City) was named the county seat and on June 6, 1800, the first court was held there.

    Elizabeth City was first called Redding, which was established in 1793.  Redding was changed to Elizabeth Town in 1794, and Elizabeth Town was changed to Elizabeth City in l801.  Today Elizabeth City is the county seat.

    *Information courtesy of the North Carolina Encyclopedia.



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    Pasquotank County Project Volunteers:
    Coordinator and webmaster: Diane Siniard
    Cemetery Transcription Project: Diane Siniard, Regina Masouras & R W Byrum
    Cemetery Photos Project: Diane Siniard & R W Byrum
    Census Transcription Project: Can you help?
    Deed Transcription Project: Won't you submit some deeds?
    Transcribers: Mary Hurst & Bill Umphlett


    I am looking for transcriptionists for various records that need transcribing. If you are interested in helping out please contact Diane Siniard directly.

    If you live in or near Elizabeth City or Pasquotank County and would like to help me locate and transcribe cemeteries please contact Diane Siniard directly.

    I am currently looking for volunteers that would be willing to do Courthouse research and Register of Deeds research to make copies of documents so we can get them transcribed and online. If you are willing to go to the Courthouse or the Register of Deeds and make copies of documents for me please contact Diane Siniard directly.



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  • Pasquotank County Census Records

  • Pasquotank County Cemetery Links

  • Pasquotank County Vital Records Links
    Register of Deeds, Births, Marriages, Deaths, Bible Records, Obituaries, Wills, and Land Deeds.

  • Pasquotank County Military Links

  • Pasquotank County Families

  • Pasquotank County African American Research

  • Pasquotank County Maps

  • Our Brick Walls
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  • Pasquotank County Photos
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  • Pasquotank County Queries and Surnames

  • North Carolina Courthouse Fires

  • Pasquotank County Miscellaneous Information
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  • Pasquotank Count Court Records

  • Transcribed Books

  • Colonial Handwriting Samples
    What does that say? I can't read that!

  • Pasquotank County Government site

  • Genealogy Terms

  • Pasquotank County Church Information and Research
    This link will take you to a page to research Church locations, transcriptions of Church records and where to go to find archives and information on the Church of your choice.

  • Pasquotank County Historical Sites

  • Pasquotank County Cities & Towns

  • History of Pasquotank County

  • Glimpses of the Past

  • Old Pasquotank County Schools

  • Pasquotank County Schools

  • Pasquotank County Published Resources For Sale

  • Pasquotank County Published Resources with Lookup Volunteers

  • Pasquotank County Paid Researchers

  • Where to Find Genealogical Books

  • Pasquotank-Camden County Library

  • Genealogical, Historical Society Meetings and Reunions

  • North Carolina's Genealogy Project

  • Trails to the Past Genealogy Project

  • Pasquotank County Mailing List
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  • Interesting Links

  • The Neighbors


  • North Carolina National Register of Historic Places



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    Pasquotank County Site last updated- Friday October 4, 2013 23:05 EST

    Links last updated- Friday, 14-May-2010 22:12 EST

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