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Craven County, North Carolina

Craven County is located in the state of North Carolina. The county was formed in 1705 as Archdale Precinct from the now-extinct Bath County; it was later renamed Craven Precinct in 1712 and gained county status in 1739. The county was named after William, Earl of Craven. New Bern is the largest city in the county and also the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 103,505 people and a total area of 774 square miles, of which 65 square miles is water and 709 square miles is land. Craven County borders the following counties: Beaufort County to the northeast, Pamlico County to the east, Carteret County to the southeast, Jones County to the southwest, Lenoir County to the west, and Pitt County to the northwest.

As of 2015, Sherri B. Richard is the Craven County Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds is charged with the responsibility of maintaining all public records in the county. Some of the records maintained by the office include but are not limited to liens, mortgages, leases, agreements, vital records, and any record/document relating to ownership and transfer of real property.

Public records can be accessed either by visiting the Register of Deeds office in person during office hours or doing a background check online. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Craven County Register of Deeds Website. Some of the records that can be accessed online include:

  • Birth and death records dating back to 1914
  • Marriage bond indices dating  back to the early 1700s
  • Real estate indices dating back to the early 1700s
  • Wills

When obtaining public records in person, you will be required to present a written request with as much detail as possible relating to the records you are requesting. Below is the physical address of the Craven County Register of Deeds office:

226 Pollock St.

New Bern, NC 28560

Phone number: (252) 636-6617

Craven, NC Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009110,587
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20098,149
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009258
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009577
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009155
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009292
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,366
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200913,580
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,254
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20093,098
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009429
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200913,215
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009203
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009561
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200913,609
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20094,587
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009106
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009655
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,025
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009154
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009399
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,704
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20092,314
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009104
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20091,521
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,072
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009228
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009117
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009593
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009677
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200935,441
Craven County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Craven County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage … Powers and Liabilities of Married Persons – Ch. 52 & 52A and Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – Ch. 52B
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Craven County Marriage License
Location:406 Craven Street, New Bern, North Carolina, 28560
Phone:252-636-6617

Craven County Register of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 226 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28560, United States
Phone: 252-636-6617

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