Craven County: A Brief History
Craven County bears the name of William, Earl of Craven, one of the eight original Lord Proprietors of the province of Carolina, and his nephew, William, Lord Craven, who succeeded him as Lord Proprietor. Established in 1712, Craven County was the site of North Carolina's first capitol, New Bern. For more details, go to the history page.
For additional information on Craven County, refer to the public information pamphlet available for students doing research on Craven County.
Craven County Government provides a quick reference to the latest news and events without having to search for them. Follow this link and you will be taken to the most up-to-date information as it becomes available. Visit often to stay in-tune with Craven County Government happenings. You can also use the search bar on the left side of each page to search the entire site for a specific word of phrase.
Check out the latest on the US 70 Corridor Commission at http://www.super70corridor.com/.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides interactive access to various information about a particular location. Information available includes school locations, tax assessor maps, tax appraisal values, soil types, orthophotography and Air Installation Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) to name a few. Downloads of GIS data are available for Craven County and its municipalities in several different formats.
Register of Deeds
The Register of Deeds has a new web address for their on-line Marriage Application. Please update your bookmarks or favorites to reflect the new address.
The Register of Deeds has a new web address for their on-line Index and Images Search. Please update your bookmarks or favorites to reflect the new address.
Craven County Register of Deeds index information and certain imaged documents recorded after May 27, 1994 are available for on-line searching and printing. Index information prior to this date may be available as index information for back years is being made available. Click here for additional information on the Craven County Register of Deeds.
Search Craven Website
The Craven 300th Website Lives On!
The year of celebration marking Craven County’s 300th Anniversary is coming to an end, but the website is not. As we move forward into the next 100 years, it will be used to share information gathered during 2012 and to help further the knowledge of citizens and visitors about the county. Please continue to visit the site to view ongoing developments.