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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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Two high school students killed in NC crash – myfox8.com


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Two high school students killed in NC crash
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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — North Carolina state troopers say two high school students were killed in a crash late Friday night in Catawba County. Officials told WSOC-TV that the two students attended Bunker Hill High School. A school official identified
2 Catawba County high school students killed in crashGaston Gazette
Two Bunker Hill HS students killed in crashWCNC
2 Bunker Hill High students killed in Catawba crashCharlotte Observer

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None harmed in Catawba County Schools bus crash – Hickory Daily Record

None harmed in Catawba County Schools bus crash
Hickory Daily Record
HICKORY, N.C. – A school bus transporting about 44 students home from Blackburn Elementary School crashed Tuesday afternoon, but no one was injured. Parents and family members huddled around Hickory Police Department Lt. Cam Anderson, …

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Catawba teen shot dead while riding in truck with dad – Charlotte Observer


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Catawba teen shot dead while riding in truck with dad
Charlotte Observer
A Catawba County teen was fatally shot late Friday while riding in a truck with his father, authorities said. The victim, identified as 16-year-old Austin Hedrick, died of a gunshot wound to the head. He was a passenger in the pickup truck driven by
Bunker Hill HS students mourn death of third classmate in last 2 weeksWSOC Charlotte
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North Carolina high school football player killed when rifle discharges inside … – USA TODAY High School Sports

North Carolina high school football player killed when rifle discharges inside
USA TODAY High School Sports
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — Bunker Hill High School students are mourning the loss of another classmate; sophomore Austin Hedrick is the third Bunker Hill student to pass away in as many weeks. Catawba County deputies say Austin was riding in a truck …

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Bat with Rabies Found in Catawba County – WHKY

Bat with Rabies Found in Catawba County
WHKY
The remains of the bat were shipped to the North Carolina Public Health Laboratory in Raleigh on the evening of the 15th by Catawba County Animal Services staff. The North Carolina Public Health Laboratory notified Catawba County on the afternoon of …

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Catawba County Genealogical Society to meet at Hickory library – Hickory Daily Record

Catawba County Genealogical Society to meet at Hickory library
Hickory Daily Record
HICKORY, N.C. — The Catawba County Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the community room downstairs at Patrick Beaver Library in Hickory. Guest speaker John Hawkins, director of Caldwell Heritage Museum, will present a program …


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