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.
The County seat of Cabarrus County is Concord. The county name has been mis-spelled Cabarras county by some.
Historic Cabarrus, Inc.
PO Box 966
Concord, North Carolina 28026
Cabarrus Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2981
Concord, NC 28025-2981
Cabarrus County Courthouse
PO Box 707
Concord, NC 28026
Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Cabarrus County from the Forum:
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1st wife Ann Barbarrah Harris, children Nancy Miller died young, Caroline Miller wed Aaron Ridenhour and removed to Illinois.
2nd wife, Mrs. Emelia “Milly” Fisher Sossaman, children Samuel D. Miller (fate unknown), Frederick Haro Miller to the Republic of Texas, Alexander Monroe “Sandy” Miller, to Rowan Co., thence Illinois, and John Cyrus Miller, 1811-1893, wed Sophia Propst, to Rowan Co. Cyrus wed next, Pleasant Redwine’s widow, Mrs. Mary Ann Barringer Redwine who divorced him for adultry with his child cook, Louis “Lou” Nash by whom he had three sons. Last wife Mary Ann C. Swicegood, his nurse, to whom he gave a farm in consideration of marriage and care in his old age.
looking for information on esau/esaw bradshaw born 1845 dies 1915 in concord nc area. has son name lester, frank, thomas, arthur bradshaw…granddaughter named fannie bradshaw hemphill hicklen. fannies mother’s name was VINIE BRADSHAW MCCLURE MARRIED TO SAM MCCLURE. Vinie was single when she had fannie by jesse koontz. lester was my grandfather and he passed b4 i came on the scene i am working on piecing the puzzle together…my granny was ida nelson bradshaw from south carolina. her father was george nelson and wife was annie archie nelson…george nelson’s mother was amanda nelson and amanda mother was margaret anderson all of chester, langford south carolina. lizzie bradshaw is esaw and myra daughter and lizzie had edward bradshaw unwed and edward expired in florida–i didn’t know him… fannie has some children that moved to detroit michigan. i know some of my dad’s brothers children 1st cousins.
well this is an amazing roller coaster ride. thank
Francis Vanderburg married Christina Lyendecker 25 November 1795. He is the first of this family that we have found. There are still descendants living in Cabarrus County. Families that married into this
I have 4,777 individuals in my Vanderburg database comprising 1,639 families and always looking for more cousins.
Cities and towns of Cabarrus County:
Concord (County Seat)
Stonewall Jackson Training School Historic District
News related to Cabarrus County, NC
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Deadly three-vehicle wreck shuts down Highway 200 in Concord …
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, both directions on Highway 200 near Ray Linker Road in Concord is shut down due to the wreck.
Cabarrus Co. school bus caught on camera not using flashing lights, stop arm
CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. – Cabarrus County Schools is launching an investigation after Channel 9 showed officials a video of one school bus not using its flashing lights or stop arm while letting a little girl off the bus. Channel 9 started pushing for …
NC lawmaker calls Abraham Lincoln a 'tyrant' like Hitler
Larry Pittman of Cabarrus County made the comparison in a Facebook post in response to a comment criticizing a bill he'd introduced that would nullify the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage in North Carolina. In his post, Pittman said …
Cabarrus County Rep. compares Lincoln to Hitler
Cabarrus lawmaker compares Abraham Lincoln to Hitler
Editorial: Rep. Pittman, apologize for shameful Facebook post
FOX 46 Charlotte
Thousands in the dark Monday morning | WCNC.com
Thousands in the Charlotte-area are waking up without power Monday morning as heavy rainfall continues to move across the area.
Heavy rainfall in Mecklenburg County causes 60000 without power
Record Breaking Rain In Charlotte Leaves Thousands Without Power Early Monday
Consistent rainfall leads to downed trees, power outages, road c …
Fair Housing Forum set for Thursday in Cabarrus County
The forum will be hosted by the City of Kannapolis, City of Concord, Cabarrus County, and Prosperity Unlimited. Phil Jordan with the North Carolina Human Relations Commission will lead a discussion on fair housing laws, and Louise Mack with Prosperity …
Kannapolis to host fair housing forum
CMPD officer, neighbor arrested after argument about rooster
CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C – Investigators said an argument over a rooster led to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer's arrest. Officer Matthew Watts lives in Cabarrus County. He and his neighbor were charged with making threats toward each …
CMPD officer arrested after verbal dispute with neighbor
CMPD officer arrested after argument with neighbor
Charlotte Officer Charged After Argument With Neighbor
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