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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

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Burlington hunter drops hammer on huge Caswell County buck – North Carolina Sportsman


North Carolina Sportsman
Burlington hunter drops hammer on huge Caswell County buck
North Carolina Sportsman
Hunters who don't think it's possible for deer to grow trophy racks in a county that gets above-average hunting pressure need to talk to Tim Oakley of Burlington. On Nov. 10, Oakley ended a two-year saga by killing a huge Caswell County buck with a 5×4 …




Kenny Lewis wins Danville Kiwanis’ Citizenship Award – Roanoke Times


Roanoke Times
Kenny Lewis wins Danville Kiwanis' Citizenship Award
Roanoke Times
With the help of every charitable foundation he could find in the area, Lewis said, the program has grown over the past 18 years to serving about 340 children a year at 27 sites around Danville, Pittsylvania County and Caswell County, North Carolina.

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Decrease in NC autopsies troubles police and medical officials – News & Observer

Decrease in NC autopsies troubles police and medical officials
News & Observer
In July 2013, Julian Henderson's girlfriend found him dead, face down in the front yard of his home in Caswell County on the Virginia line. Henderson was an energetic 67-year-old, said neighbor John Long. Sure, the former newspaper photographer had …

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Caswell church celebrates 200th birthday – Burlington Times News

Caswell church celebrates 200th birthday
Burlington Times News
Three years later, a plot for the cemetery was surveyed. The church had a close bond with the North Carolina and Virginia Conference, and it sent delegates and alternates to conference meetings each year. In 1904 and 1935, ministers and delegates met




Additional school employees to receive bonuses shortly – Caswell Messenger

Additional school employees to receive bonuses shortly
Caswell Messenger
In a letter to Superintendent Dr. Brock Womble, the Surry County superintendent said in North Carolina, some assistant principals are paid more than their principals, based on experience and the year they were hired. There are also instances where




Charlotte newspaper questions Henderson’s death – Caswell Messenger

Charlotte newspaper questions Henderson's death
Caswell Messenger
A story published in the Charlotte Observer sheds new light on why an autopsy was not performed on retired Danville Register & Bee photojournalist Julian Henderson, who died in 2013. A long-time photographer at the Danville newspaper, Henderson, 67, …


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