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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)

News related to Caswell County, NC

“caswell county” nc – Google News

N.C. man charged with burglarizing neighbor – GoDanRiver.com

N.C. man charged with burglarizing neighbor
GoDanRiver.com
Christopher Gray Stevenson, of Ridgeview Road in Leasburg, is charged with one count of felony second-degree burglary of another nearby home on Ridgeview Road, according to a news release from the Caswell County Sheriff's Office. Stevenson is also …

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Elon University staff member dies in boating accident – myfox8.com

Elon University staff member dies in boating accident
myfox8.com
CASWELL COUNTY, N.C. – An automotive mechanic in Elon's Physical Plant department died Friday in a boating accident in Caswell County, according to Elon University officials. The school said that Ed Watkins was fishing with Elon groundskeeper James …

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Beloved Physical Plant staff member dies in boating accident – Elon Local News

Beloved Physical Plant staff member dies in boating accident
Elon Local News
To his friends, he was Eddie. To his family, he was Eddie the teddy bear. Ed Watkins died Friday evening in a fishing accident at Farmer's Lake in Caswell County. Watkins was fishing with James Moore, an Elon groundskeeper, when their boat overturned …

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Attempts to save man who fell off boat were unsuccessful – Burlington Times News

Attempts to save man who fell off boat were unsuccessful
Burlington Times News
CASWELL COUNTY — James Moore felt the boat rock as he waited on his fishing partner to pull up the anchor. As he turned … “For whatever reason, Watkins couldn't hold onto that,” said Officer Justin Mathis of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.




Third arrest made in store break-in – Caswell Messenger

Third arrest made in store break-in
Caswell Messenger
In other crime news, the Caswell County Sheriff's Office is requesting information on whomever is responsible for the breaking and entering of several residences in the southern part of Caswell County. The break-ins occurred on Rascoe Dameron Road, N.C




Emergency room wait times – GoDanRiver.com

Emergency room wait times
GoDanRiver.com
Plans also call for a new primary care clinic to be placed in the Ringgold area, a new diagnostic imaging center in Chatham, and expanded access to care in Caswell County, NC. “We are constantly looking for ways to improve services to our community,” …


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