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Cabarrus County Genealogy

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The county was formed in 1792 from Mecklenburg County. It was named after Stephen Cabarrus of Chowan County, speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons.

Gold was first discovered here by Conrad Reed in an unincorporated part of southeast Cabarrus county. Conrad Reed was the son of a Hessian Soldier brought over by British troops to fight in the Revolution. His father deserted and found a farm which later became the gold mine known as Reed’s Gold Mine.

Cabarrus County includes the following townships: 1 (Central Cabarrus), 2 (Harrisburg), 3 (Concord), 4 (Poplar Tent) 5 (Odell), 6 (Kannapolis), 7 (New Gilead), 8 (Rimertown), 9 (Gold Hill), 10 (Mount Pleasant), 11 (Georgeville), and 12 (Midland)

The county is home to Lowe’s Motor Speedway, which hosts three NASCAR events a year (the NASCAR All-Star Challenge, the Coca-Cola 600, and the Bank of America 500). The county is also home to several race shops, including Hendrick Motorsports (home to drivers Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and Dale Earnhardt Jr) and Roush Fenway Racing (home to Matt Kenseth). Ken Schrader and Darrell Waltrip also have a racing shops in Cabarrus County.

The state’s largest tourist attraction, Concord Mills Mall, is located in Cabarrus County.

The county is home to Reed Gold Mine, site of the first gold discovery in the United States in 1799.
Source Wikipedia

The County seat of Cabarrus County is Concord. The county name has been mis-spelled Cabarras county by some.

Cabarrus County NCGenweb site

Historic Cabarrus, Inc.
PO Box 966
Concord, North Carolina 28026

Cabarrus Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2981
Concord, NC 28025-2981

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Cabarrus County Courthouse
PO Box 707
Governmental Center
Concord, NC 28026

Census

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule transcription

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule transcription

Military Records

Roster of War of 1812 soldiers, Cabarrus County Regiment

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries of Cabarrus County

Cemetery Transcriptions

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Cities and towns of Cabarrus County:

Barriers Mill
Centerview
Concord (County Seat)
Finger
Fisher Town
Flowes Store
Glass
Harrisburg
Kannapolis
Midland
Mount Pleasant
North Concord
Royal Oaks
Shady Brook
Sidestown
Stonewall Jackson Training School Historic District

News related to Cabarrus County, NC

“”cabarrus county” nc” – Google News

Man accused of killing stepfather in Cabarrus County – WBTV

Man accused of killing stepfather in Cabarrus County  WBTV

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – A man is facing murder charges in the killing of his stepfather in Cabarrus County. Deputies say they received a 911 call …




Cabarrus County’s dynamic tourism industry keeps visitor spending on the rise – WBTV

Cabarrus County’s dynamic tourism industry keeps visitor spending on the rise  WBTV

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – Visit North Carolina recently announced that domestic visitors to and within Cabarrus County spent $469.31 million in …




Cabarrus County scammed out of $2.5 million – WSOC Charlotte

Cabarrus County scammed out of $2.5 million  WSOC Charlotte

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. – Cabarrus County is trying to recover $1.7 million after it was scammed. The email scam diverted a payment of more than $2.5 …




Cabarrus County scammed out of $2.5 million meant to build new school – WITN

Cabarrus County scammed out of $2.5 million meant to build new school  WITN

Officials say a North Carolina county got scammed when criminals posing as representatives of a construction contractor tricked county workers into transferring …




$1.7 million missing after Cabarrus County targeted in scam – Charlotte Observer

$1.7 million missing after Cabarrus County targeted in scam  Charlotte Observer

Officials say $1.7 million is missing after the Cabarrus County government was targeted in a scam. Cabarrus County officials released details of the scam that …




Leaders meet with parents over problematic Head Start program in Cabarrus County – WSOC Charlotte

Leaders meet with parents over problematic Head Start program in Cabarrus County  WSOC Charlotte

Just days after a Channel 9 report, exposing serious issues with one local county’s Head Start program, a U.S. representative and the national head of the …


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