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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

Man charged in church break-ins in Caswell County – WXII The Triad


WXII The Triad
Man charged in church break-ins in Caswell County
WXII The Triad
… breaking and entering and attempted larceny. Caswell County deputies allege Harris is connected to multiple church break-ins over the past several weeks. Harris was held under an $80,000 secured bond in the Caswell County Detention Facility pending
Man Charged With Breaking Into Several Churches In Caswell Co.WFMY News 2
Caswell County Suspect arrested in church break-insGoDanRiver.com

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NC suspect in church break-in facing charge from Pittsylvania County – GoDanRiver.com


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NC suspect in church break-in facing charge from Pittsylvania County
GoDanRiver.com
… lodged by Pittsylvania County investigators — and more charges are possible, according to police. Thomas Wayne Harris Jr., 27, of Roxboro, North Carolina, was arrested and charged with more than a dozen felony counts Wednesday in Caswell County, …
Roxboro man arrested in church break-insChatham Star Tribune

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County residents speak for, against gun range partnership – Caswell Messenger


Caswell Messenger
County residents speak for, against gun range partnership
Caswell Messenger
“An average person with a family in Caswell County can't afford that,” Griffin said. “I think partnering with the Wildlife Commission on this would be a great move for Caswell County. It would bring businesses in, and will bring business to our local




New website aims to be local history hub – GoDanRiver.com


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New website aims to be local history hub
GoDanRiver.com
… History United, a community coalition devoted to collecting stories of the Dan River Region. The organization wants the community to share life memories of Danville, Pittsylvania County and Caswell County, North Carolina, under a “History Journal




Report shows that ‘progress is possible’ in region – GoDanRiver.com

Report shows that 'progress is possible' in region
GoDanRiver.com
The report card compares Danville, Pittsylvania County and Caswell County, North Carolina, to each other looking at statistics measuring education, health and socioeconomic factors. Within each category, there are subcategories that detail more

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Durham man in prison for 1975 murder set free – WRAL.com


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Durham man in prison for 1975 murder set free
WRAL.com
Yanceyville, N.C. — A Durham man who spent nearly 40 years behind bars for murder walked free from a Caswell County prison Friday afternoon, hours after a special judicial board found him factually innocent of the 1975 crime. "I'm blessed to be out.
After 38 years, judges exonerate Durham man convicted of first-degree murderThe State

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