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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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Catawba County Schools closed Tuesday; LRU operating on two-hour delay – Hickory Daily Record


Hickory Daily Record
Catawba County Schools closed Tuesday; LRU operating on two-hour delay
Hickory Daily Record
“We will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions, and consult Catawba County Emergency Management, the Newton and Conover Police Departments, and the Catawba County Transportation Department,” Jamie Frye, Public Information Officer, …

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NC man facing 5 child sex crime charges – WNCN

NC man facing 5 child sex crime charges
WNCN
Following an interview with the victim, Blankenship was arrested and charged with two additional counts of indecent liberties with children. He was placed in the Catawba County Detention facility and given a $100,00 bond, He's expected to appear in

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Catawba County building sees end in sight – Hickory Daily Record


Hickory Daily Record
Catawba County building sees end in sight
Hickory Daily Record
NEWTON – Some Catawba County government building addresses have changed as of Jan. 1 due to the expansion of the Catawba County Justice Center. Although the new building is still under construction, the county hopes to have it operational over the …




State will not pursue the death penalty in Catawba County murder case – FOX 46 Charlotte


FOX 46 Charlotte
State will not pursue the death penalty in Catawba County murder case
FOX 46 Charlotte
CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (FOX 46) – Prosecutors for the State of North Carolina announced Tuesday they will not pursue capital punishment in the murder case against Rodney Adam Ball, 27, of Virginia. However, authorities said Ball still faces the possibility …
Both Ball brothers' cases declared non-capitalHickory Daily Record

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Catawba County sees increase in RSV cases – Hickory Daily Record

Catawba County sees increase in RSV cases
Hickory Daily Record
HICKORY – As friends and family gather for the holidays and spend more time inside due to cold weather, viruses and bacteria often run amuck. During this “sick season,” Dr. Samuel Wellman, a pediatric doctor at Catawba Valley Medical Center, has seen …




School closings for Monday – Hickory Daily Record


Hickory Daily Record
School closings for Monday
Hickory Daily Record
“We will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions, and consult Catawba County Emergency Management, the Newton and Conover Police Departments, and the Catawba County Transportation Department,” Jamie Frye, Public Information Officer, …


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