Place:Rockingham, North Carolina, United States

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NameRockingham
Alt namesRockinghamsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.4°N 79.783°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1785 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Rockingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 93,643. Its county seat is Wentworth. The county is known as "North Carolina's North Star."

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History

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The county was formed in 1785 from Guilford County. It was named for Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, British Prime Minister from 1765 to 1766 and again in 1782.

The county served as the location for the Searcy & Moore gun factory, which was located at Hogans Creek, a small village located some 20 miles northwest of Greensboro. The firm supplied weapons – dubbed "N.C. Rifles" – to the Confederate States of America forces during the Civil War. Owned by Alexander M. Searcy and Dr. J. S. Moore, the manufactory assembled some 100 rifles for the Rebel forces in 1862–1863.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1772 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1785 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1785 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1785 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1786 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1913 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 6,187
1800 8,277
1810 10,316
1820 11,474
1830 12,935
1840 13,442
1850 14,495
1860 16,746
1870 15,708
1880 21,744
1890 25,363
1900 33,163
1910 36,442
1920 44,149
1930 51,083
1940 57,898
1950 64,816
1960 69,629
1970 72,402
1980 83,426
1990 86,064

Research Tips

External links

www.co.rockingham.nc.us


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