Tryon County existed from 1768 to 1779. It was named after William Tryon, governor of North Carolina from 1765 to 1771, and was formed from the western portion of Mecklenburg. Many present day counties in both North and South Carolina were completely or partially included within the borders of Tryon County.
Approximate Boundaries of Tryon County, NC 1768
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Tryon County was abolished in 1779 and Lincoln County and Rutherford County were created from it. Gaston County was formed from the southern portion of Lincoln County in 1846.
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Many of these records have been transcribed or abstracted in the print publications listed above.
The North Carolina Archives filed and filmed surviving Tryon County records with those of Lincoln County. See Lincoln County records marked with dates from 1768 to 1779 for Tryon material.
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Digital images of Tryon County records can be found at FamilySearch.org in the following collections:
We will be glad to try to answer a particular question for those who are unable to use the collection in person. Please contact:NCC Librarian - Reference Services
Phone: 704-868-2164 ext. 2
Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Finding Tryon County Ancestors
Revised: 3 August 2018
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