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 ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
963 grants issued from 1787 to 1929

NCpedia article   Wikipedia article
County Seat: Wentworth

History: Rockingham County was formed in 1785 from Guilford County. It was named for Charles Watson-Wentworth, second Marquis of Rockingham. For further information see: THE FORMATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES, 1663- 1943, by David Leroy Corbitt.

Boundary changes: The Newberry Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Name origin: Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (1730–1782), a British statesmen and two-time Prime Minister of Great Britain

State Archives Code: 084

Bordering Counties
Alamance
Caswell
Forsyth
Guilford
Stokes
 2 Counties Over
Chatham
Davidson
Davie
Orange
Person
Randolph
Surry
Yadkin
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County information courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina MARS database, Record ID=12.14.106
Map of North Carolina highlighting Rockingham County. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.