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
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.
Madison-Mayodan Public Library
611 Burton Street
Madison, NC 27025
Mon/Thu 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tue/Wed/Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed on Sundays
|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., excluding holidays.
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.
|Rockingham County Courthouse
|Madison- Mayodan Public Library