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Caldwell County Genealogy

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The county was formed in 1841 from parts of Burke County and Wilkes County. It was named for Joseph Caldwell, presiding professor (1796-1797, 1799-1804) and the first president (1804-1812, 1816-1835) of the University of North Carolina.

A series of reductions in the county’s territory followed. In 1847 parts of Caldwell County, Iredell County, and Wilkes County were combined to form Alexander County. In 1849 parts of Caldwell County, Ashe County, Wilkes County, and Yancey County were combined to form Watauga County. In 1861, parts of Caldwell County, Burke County, McDowell County, Watauga County, and Yancey County were combined to form Mitchell County. Finally, in 1911 parts of Caldwell County, Mitchell County, and Watauga County were combined to form Avery County. Source Wikipedia

Caldwell County NCGenweb Site

Caldwell County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2476
Lenior, NC 28645-2476

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Caldwell County Courthouse
PO Box 2200
County Courthouse
Lenoir, NC 28645

Census

1850 Federal Census Index

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Caldwell County

Cemetery Transcriptions – link opens to directory listing of text files with about 7 cemeteries listed.

Query Forums

Caldwell County, NC Query Forum

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North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Caldwell County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

jhartley on “Hartleys/Curds”

Looking for anyone with info rgarding the Hartleys / Curds o Lenoir NC. Grandmother was Margrette Lucile Harltey her mother was Marilyn Pauline. Looking for robe/tribe numbers to talk to someone in Cheroee NC. Also need ifo if the Hartley Cemetary is still there and being kept up. We did not take the trail of tears, we stayed behind. Need help. Please.
Thanks
Jody Hartley




FLANATIVE on “Caldwell County Cemetery MAPLE GROVE”

Can anyone provide any info, present name, location, etc of a cemetery named MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY in the early 1900′s. Unknown if Caldwell or Watuga County.




FLANATIVE on “Surname “RICH” in Caldwell County area”

I am conducting a family tree/genealogy research and find that a large number of my direct ancestors migrated to, lived, married and died in Caldwell County from the very early 1800′s and in fact many still reside in Caldwell county and general vicinity.

If anyone has any documents and/or any photographs on the surname “RICH” and/or how to possibly locate any family history on my ancestors both living and deceased in the area.

I am also intrested in locating any cemeteries and/or gravesites that ancestors were buried in.

I note there is a Rich family Cemetery in the county; however, there are no records I can find on any burials in this cemetery.

Does anyone have any history on the “RICH” family, and are there any other organizations or individuals who I might contact for assistance?

I thank you in advance for any guidance you have.

Sincerely;

Donald E. Rich




Beamisskitty@wmconnect.com on “Ancestors”

I am looking for anything on James Asa Adams. He was born around 1839 in Alamance County but he died in Lower Creek Caldwell after 1890. His wife was Jennie Cook and his son was (Edward) Chesley Adams. Beamisskitty@wmconnect.com




Beamisskitty@wmconnect.com on “Ancestors”

I am looking for anything on James Asa Adams. He was born around 1839 in Alamance County but he died in Lower Creek Caldwell after 1890. His wife was Jennie Cook and his son was (Edward) Chesley Adams.


Caldwell County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Caldwell County:

Baton
Brown Mountain Beach
Buffalo Cove
Cedar Valley
Collettsville
Draco
Dudley Shoals
Edgemont
Finley
Gamewell
Globe
Grace Chapel
Gragg
Granite Falls
Happy Valley
Hartland
Hudson
Joyceton
Kings Creek
Laytown
Lenoir (County Seat)
Mortimer
Mount Herman
Olivette
Patterson
Rhodhiss
Setzer Gap
Upton
Valmead
Warrior
Whitnel
Yadkin Valley

News related to Caldwell County, NC

“caldwell county” nc – Google News

Child porn: Raleigh man sentenced to 20 years for luring boys … – News & Observer


News & Observer
Child porn: Raleigh man sentenced to 20 years for luring boys …
News & Observer
Keith William Deichert of Raleigh was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, after pleading guilty in May to manufacturing child …

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Caldwell Co. mother seeks answers after daughter left to die following party – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Caldwell Co. mother seeks answers after daughter left to die following party
WSOC Charlotte
CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. – A death investigation is underway in Caldwell County as deputies try to determine how a teenager's body ended up outside a home hours after someone took cellphone video of her. Shakita Hammond found her 18-year-old …




Three Caldwell County US 321 Intersections to be transformed to “Superstreet” Intersections in 2019 – Caldwell Journal


Caldwell Journal
Three Caldwell County US 321 Intersections to be transformed to “Superstreet” Intersections in 2019
Caldwell Journal
The so-called “superstreet” traffic design results in significantly faster travel times, and leads to a drastic reduction in automobile collisions and injuries, according to North Carolina State University researchers who have conducted the largest




State of Emergency issued in Caldwell County due to weather from Irma – WBTV


WBTV
State of Emergency issued in Caldwell County due to weather from Irma
WBTV
“This declaration has been made in preparation for the potential impacts the remnants of Hurricane Irma could have on Caldwell County; this is in no way a reason for panic or worry," said Emergency Services Director Dino DiBernardi. "This will simply
Hildebran, Caldwell County declare state of emergency in wake of Hurricane IrmaHickory Daily Record
State of Emergency issued for Caldwell County as Irma approachesFOX 46 Charlotte

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Opponents to US Highway 321 widening project circulate petitions – Hickory Daily Record


Hickory Daily Record
Opponents to US Highway 321 widening project circulate petitions
Hickory Daily Record
U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows had called and said he wanted to get a public meeting in Caldwell County, Grindstaff said. Dunn said the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners had committed to passing a resolution calling on the N.C. DOT to holding a meeting …




Superintendent Stone announces retirement – Caldwell Journal


Caldwell Journal
Superintendent Stone announces retirement
Caldwell Journal
LENOIR, NC (September 15, 2017)…At a special called meeting of principals, administrators and Education Center staff, Dr. Steve Stone, Superintendent of the Caldwell County Schools, officially announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2018. “This has …


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