The North Carolina General Assembly created Rockingham County from the
northern portion of Guildford County on December 29, 1785. The county was
named for Charles Watson Wentworth, the Second Marquis of Rockingham,
who served as Great Britain's Prime Minister from 1765-1766 and in 1782.
|Genealogy Research Sources
for Rockingham County
|Madison Public Library
140 East Murphy Street
Madison, NC 27025
Phone: (336) 548- 6553
Fax: (336) 548-2010
Linda Vernon Genealogy Room
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
The Madison Public Library branch, built in
1935, houses one of the finest genealogy
collections in the area. The Linda Vernon
Genealogy Room has a wide collection of
North Carolina and Virginia census, marriage
and death records, wills, deeds,
Revolutionary and Civil War records, family
history books and county heritage books.
Many records as well as early county
newspapers are on microfilm. Family Tree
Maker, a genealogy computer program, is
also available for public use.
|Leaksville Depot (Early Photo)
built in the 1880's
|Avalon Mill near Mayodan
(burns in 1911)
Register of Deeds
The Register of Deeds Office is on the
main level of the Rockingham County
Courthouse in Wentworth, North
Carolina in Suite 150. The Courthouse
is located at the Rockingham County
Justice Center Complex on Hwy 65,
near the intersection of Hwy 65/87 in
Our mailing address is: P. O. Box 56,
Wentworth, NC 27375.
Our street address is 170 NC 65,
Suite 150, Reidsville, NC 27320.
The hours of operation for the
Rockingham County Register of
Deeds Office is Monday through
Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
The cut-off time for recording
documents is 4:30 p.m.
LATTER DAY SAINTS
The Family History Center is open from 9 a.m.,
to noon, 1-4 p.m., 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday
at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints, 4751 N.C. 14, one mile south of Eden.
Access to thousands of records. Other times by
appointment, call the Center at 336-623-7154
and leave a message.
|Our New Rockingham County Courthouse
Opened in 2011