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Bath County NC
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  • Bath/Beaufort/(early)Hyde Mailing List-- if you would like to subscribe to a mail list dedicated to the discussion of History and Genealogy of the area that once encompassed Bath County, please sende-mailPut the word only- subscribe in the body of the text.


  • Census Look-up Volunteer


  • Bath/Beaufort/Hyde County 1715 Corn tax list


  • BAYNOR FAMILY
  • About the North Carolina GenWeb Project

    Some Beaufort/Bath Wills

    A Short History of Bath County

    Bath Surname Researchers

    Historic Photographs of Bath Attractions

    Immigrants to Bath Co. 1695-1702

    Bath County Queries

    Neighboring Counties

    City of Washington and Beaufort Co Information Site

    Interesting Links

  • Nelson Family Page (Bath,Carteret,Craven) - By Gail Swain
  • Blackbeard's Ship Discovered!!
  • National Geographic's BLACKBEARD
  • Quest For A Pirate
  • Golden Age of Piracy
  • THOMAS TEW the Pirate Historic text & Genealogy
  • Ports O'Call on the Internet Good Stuff!
  • BJees Pirate Images
  • 1755 MAP OF EASTERN STATES
  • Blackbeard Lives
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Blackbeard Scourge of the Sea

  • Beaufort County Courthouse P.O. 514 Washington, NC 27889

  • (Birth,Death,Marriage Cert.,Deeds) c/o Reg. of Deeds

  • (Wills, Estate Papers) c/o Clerk of Court
  • NC Counties Selection Links

    Joyce A. Bell Volunteer Look-Up for 1850 Census or Marriages 1847-1909.

  • Michael Research ServicesOffering a special kind of help through his closeness to the
    . . National Archives in Washington,DC. click here for more details.

  • A Short History of Bath County

    In 1663 North Carolina was granted to eight of the political friends of the recently restored King of England, Charles II. These men, known as the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, promoted the settlement of this state. Settlers from Virginia began to push into the Albemarle region of eastern Carolina. As this area became inhabited some of the more adventurous settlers pushed southward and by the 1690's settlers had begun to appear on the Pamlico River. In 1696 the county of Bath was established and in 1705 the present Beaufort County was established as Pampticough precinct. -By: Herbert Paschal

    Bath, North Carolina's First Town - 1705. A library sent to St. Thomas Parish in 1701 became the first public library in the colony. Bath was also the haunt of Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard. He is said to have married a local girl and briefly settled in the little harbor town about 1716. There have always been legends that Blackbeard struck bargains in Bath with Royal Governor Charles Eden.

    Where on earth is Bath,NC? Map


    Neighboring Counties


    About the North Carolina GenWeb Project

    In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.
    At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. The NC GenWeb Project is an extension of the KY GenWeb Project. My name is Diane Kelly and I'm the volunteer responsible for Beaufort Co., Pamilco Co., and Pasquotank County. Please contact me if you have a link you think should be included, if you would like to volunteer to do lookups or if you have suggestions or comments..


    Interesting Links

  • Search the Social Security Death Index Search
  • Library of Congress
  • US Postal Service Zip Code Finder
  • Court Houses of North Carolina
  • How to read old handwriting
  • Perpetual Calendar


  • I hope you enjoyed your visit to Bath County. If you have any comments or suggestions, or if you just want to say hello, pleaseemail me. If you found any links not working, please let me know. URL's change from time to time, and sometimes I don't hear about it. Best of luck with your research. Come back to see us soon!



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    Diane K. Mason 1997,1998,1999