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Vance County Courthouse
photo ©2009 by NCVance
new Vance County Courthouse
Vance County Local Contacts:

Vance Co. Register of Deeds
122 Young St., Suite F, Henderson, NC 27536
phone: 252-738-2110
external linkwebsite: Vance Co Register of Deeds

Vance Co. Clerk of Superior Court
Vance County Courthouse
156 Church St., Suite 101, Henderson, NC 27536
phone: 252-738-9000

H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library
205 Breckenridge St., Henderson, NC 27536
phone: 252-438-3316
FAX: 252-438-3744
external linkwebsite: Perry Memorial Library
Thomas B. Rose Local History Room:
The library's local history room houses a collection
of non-circulating materials relating to the history of
Vance County and its people. All extant Henderson
newspapers are available on microfilm as well as the
U.S. Census for Vance and its parent counties.

Vance County Historical Society
P.O. Box 1850
Henderson, NC 27536

Vance County Historical Museum
The Vance Co. Historical Museum, operated by the Vance County Historical Society, has moved to Ashland Plantation, Satterwhite Point Rd. Ashland is Vance County's oldest home, built in 1740 by Samuel Henderson. At present, the museum is open for group tours and by appointment. Contact Lou Almand or Tem Blackburn (252) 492-5061.

Vance County Genealogical Society
This active group was formed from the Vance County Historical Society
Meets: 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30pm in the Local History Room, H. Leslie Perry Library, 205 Breckenridge St., Henderson.
The Henderson Daily Dispatch carries notices of upcoming meetings with announcements of any changes in meeting place or time.
Annual membership dues: $15 individuals/ $20 family, payable in January or whenever you join. To join, simply show up at a meeting and pay dues, or mail dues to the Vance County Genealogical Society, P O Box 2055, Henderson, NC 27536.
The Society's officers (in 2013) are:
President: Judy Stainback, (252) 492-3051)
Vice President: Art Falkner
Secretary: Nancy Bobbitt
Treasurer: Jean Ayscue

New genealogy group: Vance County Genealogy 1881, Inc.
Contact Joyce Duke at for more information about this new genealogy group that plans to meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30pm at the H. Leslie Perry Library. Membership costs will be $15 per year.
Note: this is different group, not the same as the original Vance County Genealogical Society which continues to meet on the 2nd Monday of each month.

Henderson Institute Historical Museum
National Register of Historic Places; collects, preserves and displays artifacts, oral and written records, photographs and printed material regarding the education of African Americans in Vance County. Houses class photographs, yearbooks, artifacts from Jubilee Hospital, materials donated from alumnus and a research center. Included in the collection are portraits of the administration and items from the Delany sisters' estates.
      Corner West Rockspring St. and Beckford Dr.
      Henderson, NC 27536

      Phone: (252) 438-7392
      Contact: Ruth C. Burt

   Mailing Address:
      PO Box 2081
      Henderson, NC 27536

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