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The county was formed in 1777 from Orange County. It was named for Richard Caswell, Governor of North Carolina from 1776 to 1780.

In 1791 the eastern half of Caswell County became Person County. Source Wikipedia

Caswell County NCGenweb site

Caswell County Historical Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 278
Yanceyville, NC 27379

VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2272
Danville, VA 24541
(covers Caswell, Person, Rockingham Counties in NC and a few counties in Virginia)

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Caswell County Courthouse
PO Box 98
County Courthouse
Yanceyville, NC 27379

Census

1790 Federal Census transcription – Hillsborough district

1850 Federal Census Index – by last name only

1850 Federal Census Transcription with index Directory opens to listing of index files by last name and text files by page number.

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Caswell County cemeteries

Cemetery Transcriptions Big folder listing of many Caswell County Cemetery Transcriptions – all text files with name of cemetery.

Query Forums

Caswell County, NC Query Forum

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Cities and towns of Caswell County:

Blanch
Blanche
Estelle
Frogsboro
Leasburg
Milton
Osmond
Pelham
Prospect Hill
Providence
Yanceyville (County Seat)

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Alleged shooter apprehended in Nov. 7 Burlington homicide – Burlington Times News


Burlington Times News
Alleged shooter apprehended in Nov. 7 Burlington homicide
Burlington Times News
Burlington police have arrested a teenager charged in the shooting death Nov. 7 of another teen. Najee Camell Moore, 17, was arrested without incident Monday, Nov. 20, in the 500 block of Cherry Grove Road in Caswell County. Police, the State Bureau of …
3 teens arrested after 17-year-old found shot to death inside vehicleWXII The Triad
Teen arrested in fatal shooting of 17-year-old in Burlingtonmyfox8.com

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Introducing Caswell’s New North Carolina Wildlife Officer – Caswell Messenger


Caswell Messenger
Introducing Caswell's New North Carolina Wildlife Officer
Caswell Messenger
Caswell County now has a new North Carolina Wildlife Officer. Jacob Deese took over Justin Mathis' position after Mathis was promoted to Sergeant over Caswell, Alamance and Orange Counties on July 1. Mathis has served as Caswell's officer since 2011.




Robber at Caswell store grabs cash and runs – Burlington Times News


Burlington Times News
Robber at Caswell store grabs cash and runs
Burlington Times News
A man grabbed four $20 bills in a convenience store and ran Wednesday, the Caswell County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. The man presented an item for purchase about 6:40 p.m. at Smith's Corner Store, 10971 U.S. 158 W., Ruffin. He handed the clerk …




Simpson murder suspects to face death penalty – Burlington Times News


Burlington Times News
Simpson murder suspects to face death penalty
Burlington Times News
Castorina, 42, and Dawson, 40, are accused of killing Simpson in rural Caswell County in August, fleeing to Virginia where, Nadolski said, they shot another woman and left her for dead, and ultimately were arrested in Fergus Falls, Minn. Simpson went …




Caswell County Game Land produces whopper 11-point buck – North Carolina Sportsman


North Carolina Sportsman
Caswell County Game Land produces whopper 11-point buck
North Carolina Sportsman
For Lathan Peterson of Taylorsville, N.C., his annual trip to the Caswell County Game Lands for opening day of muzzleloader season proved to be a successful hunt when a brute 11 pointer stepped out of the brush. But, his piercing phone alarm sounded


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