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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

Wildlife Commission asks county for gun range partnership – Caswell Messenger

Wildlife Commission asks county for gun range partnership
Caswell Messenger
The North Carolina Wildlife Commission is seeking a partnership in its new shooting range with Caswell County. Erik Christofferson, chief of engineering and land management with the state group told county commissioners Monday night that he is looking




Man who escaped NC police escapes jail; recaptured – SCNow

Man who escaped NC police escapes jail; recaptured
SCNow
Riddle initially was arrested last week, but managed to slip out of handcuffs and escape before being caught again Caswell County. ___. Information from: Times-News, http://www.thetimesnews.com · © 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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Caswell sales tax increase delayed – Caswell Messenger

Caswell sales tax increase delayed
Caswell Messenger
It may be the year 2016 before Caswell County residents vote on a quarter-cent sales tax increase. County Commissioner Nate Hall broached the subject at the board's Sept. 2 meeting, and it landed on Monday night's agenda as well, although Hall was …




Increasing gun, ammo sales produce windfall for wildlife in NC – News & Observer


News & Observer
Increasing gun, ammo sales produce windfall for wildlife in NC
News & Observer
Shooting enthusiast Jamie Wells from Franklinton fires one of his pistols at the new shooting range at the Caswell Game Lands near Yanceyville in Caswell County on Sept. 11. State wildlife officials say the extra money from a tax on sales of guns and …

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Escape artist: Man who got away from police, also bolts from jail – Burlington Times News

Escape artist: Man who got away from police, also bolts from jail
Burlington Times News
Once in the Caswell County jail awaiting transfer back to Alamance County, Riddle damaged a fire alarm on the wall Saturday and swallowed one of the screws. “I guess it was an attempt to keep from having to be in jail,” Rose said. On Sunday, Riddle was …

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Head to Raynay Alpaca Farm Sept. 27 – Caswell Messenger

Head to Raynay Alpaca Farm Sept. 27
Caswell Messenger
They contacted Caraway Alpacas in Asheboro, one of the first alpaca farms in North Carolina, and started their own herd in February 2008. “We learned a lot from them. I purchased some alpacas, but they kept them for a year for us,” said McMahan.

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