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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

Cabarrus County Schools now among other NC school districts closing May 1 – WCNC.com

Cabarrus County Schools now among other NC school districts closing May 1  WCNC.com

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. — Cabarrus County Schools will be closed for students on a traditional school year calendar on Wednesday, May 1, according to …




Cabarrus Co. school board make final decision on redistricting plan – WSOC Charlotte

Cabarrus Co. school board make final decision on redistricting plan  WSOC Charlotte

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. – Cabarrus County School Board members voted 6-1 Monday night to pass the high school and middle school changes regarding a …




Celebrate craft beer in Cabarrus County during NC Beer Month – Independent Tribune

Celebrate craft beer in Cabarrus County during NC Beer Month  Independent Tribune

CONCORD – April brings a month-long celebration of North Carolina’s thriving craft beer culture, and visitors can celebrate the occasion in Cabarrus County …




Why some NC sheriffs are staying close to ICE as state’s biggest counties move away – Charlotte Observer

Why some NC sheriffs are staying close to ICE as state’s biggest counties move away  Charlotte Observer

Unlike many of their counterparts, new sheriffs in Cabarrus County and Gaston County, NC have stuck by a controversial partnership with Immigration and …




Cabarrus Commissioners seek input on County government services – WBTV

Cabarrus Commissioners seek input on County government services  WBTV

CABARRUS COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – Cabarrus leaders want the community’s input on four questions that will set the County’s business strategy over the next …




Section of Midland Road in Cabarrus County to Close for Repairs – WBTV

Section of Midland Road in Cabarrus County to Close for Repairs  WBTV

CABARRUS COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to close Midland Road between Bethel Church and Bethel School Roads at 9 …


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