Quick Facts:

Formed: 1881 from Granville, Warren & Franklin counties
Named for: Zebulon B. Vance of Buncombe Co.; former governor and U.S. senator who never lived in Vance Co.
County Seat: Henderson
Neighboring Counties: Granville, Warren & Franklin counties in NC, and Mecklenburg Co., VA.
Newspaper: The Daily Dispatch (Henderson, NC)
First surviving census: 1900
(The 1890 US census burned, no Vance Co. fragments survived;
the 1890 Union veterans schedule contains 30 Vance Co. entries, several crossed out and noted as "Confederates")

County Records:
Vance County Register of Deeds:
122 Young St., Suite F, Henderson, NC 27536
phone: 252-738-2110

Vance Co. Clerk of Superior Court
Vance County Courthouse
156 Church St., Suite 101, Henderson, NC 27536
phone: 252-738-9000

Additional resources:

For much more help with your research, visit:
NCVance: History & Genealogy of Vance County
(http://home.comcast.net/~teylu/ncvance)