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Catawba County Genealogy

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The county was formed in 1842 from Lincoln County. It was named for the Catawba tribe of Native Americans, who once inhabited the area. Source Wikipedia

Catawba County NCGenweb site

Catawba County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2406
Hickory, NC 28603

Catawba County Historical Association
P.O. Box 73
Newton, NC 28658

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Catawba County Courthouse
PO Box 389
County Government Center
Newton, NC 28658

Census

1850 Federal Census Index – by last name only

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Catawba County

Cemetery Transcriptions – link opens to folder with big list of Catawba County Cemetery transcriptions listed as text files with the name of the file identifying the cemetery.

Query Forums

Catawba County, NC Query Forum

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DOROTHY52 on “william jones rankin-negroe presbyterian minister 1861-1932″

wiliam jones rankin was the statesville area of north carolina. welll education negro minister. who was a synod of catawba. a moderator. had adopted a daughter named teresa rankin who later married booker t. blue. they had 5 live children…one named eddie lee blue, elizabeth blue, inez, another daughter my mom, booker t blue jr. dr rankin opened a nd wife a parochial school for negroes in 1896 to 1932 in aberdeen north carolina. he pastored various churches….he dies in 1932 in graham, nc. the death certificated state so. he mothers name was isabella gillespie rankin but the death certificate states isabella patterson so maybe she remarries. seeking information on these persons of interest. i am his great granddaughter-teresa rankin blues ggranddaughter and booker blue sr-the same- help turn on the lights


Catawba County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Catawba County:

Bethlehem
Blackburn
Catawba
Claremont
Conover
Drums Crossroads
Duan
Hickory
Lenoir Rhyne
Long View
Longisland
Maiden
Mountain View
Newton (County Seat)
Olivers Crossroads
Propst Crossroads
Sherrills Ford
South Newton
Startown
Terrell
Viewmont

News related to Catawba County, NC

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Dynamic Air Engineering Inc. will invest more than $6.8 million to establish corporate operations in Catawba County … – Area Development Online


Area Development Online
Dynamic Air Engineering Inc. will invest more than $6.8 million to establish corporate operations in Catawba County
Area Development Online
Joining EDPNC and N.C. Commerce in supporting Dynamic Air Engineering's location plans are the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Catawba County, the City of Claremont, the Catawba County Economic …
DAE Systems to relocate HQ to Claremont, plans to create 46 jobsCharlotte Observer
Californian aerospace company to relocate to ClaremontHickory Daily Record

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98 targeted in Catawba Co. drug roundup – WCNC.com


WCNC.com
98 targeted in Catawba Co. drug roundup
WCNC.com
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — Catawba County deputies arrested dozens of people Wednesday for drug dealing charges. The Sheriff's Office is dubbing it "Operation 98 Degrees" as they are targeting 98 people. "If the people are committing crimes, my officers …
Catawba County Sheriff targeting crack, pills, heroin, weed in roundupHickory Daily Record

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Two arrested in Fayetteville charged in Catawba County double-murder – Fayetteville Observer


Fayetteville Observer
Two arrested in Fayetteville charged in Catawba County double-murder
Fayetteville Observer
Jordan Rivera was already an inmate at the Catawba County jail on unrelated charges: two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent, one count of maintaining a dwelling for controlled …
Three More Suspects Charged In Connection With March Double Murder In Catawba CountyWHKY

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Statesville man killed in Catawba County motorcycle wreck – Statesville Record & Landmark


Statesville Record & Landmark
Statesville man killed in Catawba County motorcycle wreck
Statesville Record & Landmark
The 53-year-old Statesville resident was killed while riding his motorcycle in Catawba County on Tuesday after a woman ran a stop sign at an intersection that included flashing red lights, said Trooper B.E. Travis of the N.C. Highway Patrol.




Catawba County Sheriff’s Office charges 3 more in Claremont double murder – Hickory Daily Record


Hickory Daily Record
Catawba County Sheriff's Office charges 3 more in Claremont double murder
Hickory Daily Record
NEWTON – The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has charged three more suspects in connection to the March murders of Mark Wilson and Diedra Ramseur, according to a Friday afternoon press release. The release names the new suspects as William …

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Crews recover missing boater’s body from Lake Norman – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Crews recover missing boater's body from Lake Norman
WSOC Charlotte
Catawba County deputies and North Carolina Wildlife officers found the body of a man missing in the Sherrills Ford area of Lake Norman on Monday night, authorities said. The man was found around 10 p.m. in the same cove in which he normally docked his …
Officials find body of missing boater on Lake NormanWCNC.com

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