The difficulty of having to cross the Pee Dee River to get to Anson's county seat spurred the North Carolina Assembly to create Richmond county from Anson in 1779. The new county was named in honor of Charles Lennox, the Duke of Richmond and friend of the American colonies. He petitioned the House of Lords to grant the colonies their independence. The county seat was first known as Richmond Court House but was changed in 1784 to Rockingham. In February 1899, Scotland County was formed from part of Richmond County.

Richmond County is located in the south central section of the State and is bounded by (clockwise starting on the west side) Anson, Stanly, Montgomery, Moore, Hoke, Scotland Counties and the State of South Carolina. In SC, Richmond touches two counties: Marlboro and part of Chesterfield. Before the border between North and South Carolina was settled, a few folks who lived in the old Cheraw District (SC) were technically in what would become modern Richmond County.

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Richmond County Testators 1782 - 1900 Harmony's People
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Photo Index Dedication of McLean Pres. Ch. — 1955
Historical Gems Our Neighbors, the Martins
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Richmond County Folks in Florida Pages from Session Records Old Laurel Hill Church
Criminal Action Papers 1777-1798 A Petition to Create Richmond County
Index to Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles A Brief History of Old Laurel Hill Presb. Church
Early History of Marks Creek Church Regional Map of North Carolina - 1855
1911 Marks Creek Presbyterian Church Group Deed Index
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Our Neighbors Ancient Grave in Richmond County
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The Records of Union Church Presbyterian Church Jefferson County, Mississippi
Nancy Brister writes, "I recently spent an afternoon copying some records at Union Church Presbyterian, in Jefferson County, MS. The North and South Carolina Scots who migrated to the area in the early 1800's and established the "Scotch Settlement," later known as Union Church, founded this church in 1817. They continued speaking and conducting church services in their Gaelic language for at least the first generation and many even longer. The records are a treasure and I am grateful to my cousin, Mike McCormick, for allowing me to copy them. There were far too many records for me to scan in one afternoon, but I concentrated on, besides my own family names, the Scottish Mc's, as well as some others. I've just finished transcribing the records and have placed them online. Some of the names included (but not limited to!) are: Blue, Brown, Buckels, Cato, Dawkins, Buie, Cameron, Campbell, Clark, Currie, Gilchrist, Galbreaths, Erwin, Fairley, Godbold, Knapp, Lee, McArn, McBride, McCall, McCallum, McClure, McCormick, McClutchie, McDonald, McDougald, McDuffie, McIntyre, McEachern, McLaurin, McLean, McLeod, McMillan, McMurchie, McNair, McNeill, McPherson, McQueen, Mitchell, Newman, Osborne, Patterson, Ray, Scott, Smith, Smylie, Torrey, Warren and Wilkinson."

The Records of Union Church Presbyterian Church Jefferson County, Mississippi

Richmond County Descendants in Mississippi
McDonald Cemetery - Kemper County, Miss. Homepage

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