Local History Room Files

Local History Subject Files

The Iredell County Public Library has a vast holding of subject files ranging from Agriculture to Zoning and everything in between. These files are a collection of newspaper articles and other various documents pertaining to industries, companies, trades, and pastimes of Iredell County. The following index provides a list of the subjects that are covered in these files in the Local History room. These files are always growing and the library is always seeking donations of materials that may help researchers.

Collection
Index
Local History Subject Files 
Business Files 
School Files 

Iredell County Area Church Files

The following index contains a list of all the churches represented in our local churches collection. The files contain a variety of newspaper clippings, church records, and donated materials related to these facilities. These files are always growing and the library is always seeking donations of materials that may help researchers.

Collection
Index
Iredell County Area Church Files 

Local History Family Files

The library has collected a variety of documents specifically related to families who are connected to Iredell County. Documents include photos, obituaries, wills, family bibles, and other records and are extremely useful for family history researchers and genealogists. These materials have been acquired through research and donations. The following index provides a list of all the families currently represented in the collection in the Local History room. If you or your family have additional materials you would like to donate to the library, we are always looking to grow our collection. For more information, contact Joel Reese at jreese@co.iredell.nc.us or (704) 878-3090 x3093.

When scrolling through the family files index, you will see terms like bond, deed, biographical, and inventory. These terms can be confusing to new or inexperienced researchers so we’ve provided a guide to help you. This list provides a brief description of some common genealogical terms that might help you better understand our index.

Collection
Index
Guide to Document Types 
Local History Family Files 

Research Collections

Over the years, many historians and genealogists have put forth a lot of effort to preserve Iredell County history and family heritage. The two largest collections the library has are the research materials of Homer Keever and Lois Schneider.

Collection
Index
Homer Keever 
Lois Schneider
Katherine Alexander Collection 

Personal/Family Collections

The library holds several delicate and rare collections donated over the years from families with roots in Iredell County. The library's long-term goal is to digitize everything and make them accessible online.

Collection
Index
Leila Houpe Holland Album
Hugh Reynolds Letters
Sherrill Civil War Letters
J.F. Mills Collection