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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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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

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