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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

Query Forums

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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

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