The oldest documents online
  • The oldest online document is an indenture agreement dated July 7, 1785. It is in Book 00000F, Page 1.
  • First recorded map is Book of Maps 1885 Page 1 dated April 23, 1885 (this is not the recording date, but the date written on the map). It is the map of the lands of the NC Insane Asylum.
Hard copy books in Registry
  • First hard copy book is Book 1598 dated June 5, 1964.
  • Last hard copy book is Book 6396 dated Jan. 3, 1995.
  • General Index to Real Estate Grantees and Grantors covers Jan. 1, 1785 to Sept. 30, 1991
  • There are 4,909 hard copy books in the registry, starting at Book 1598 and ending at Book 6396.
  • There are 1,168 books in the registry, starting at Book 166 and ending at Book 1597.
  • Documents in these books can be viewed online back to 1785.
Off-site at Archives
  • The original books from years 1785 through Jan. 31, 1901 are in storage at the NC Archives of History.