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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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Lincoln, Catawba County ’50-50′ drug roundup underway – WBTV


WBTV
Lincoln, Catawba County '50-50' drug roundup underway
WBTV
A joint drug operation between Catawba and Lincoln counties, aimed at targeting a list of individuals believed to be involved in illegal drug activity, started Wednesday morning. The "50-50" drug roundup includes narcotics investigators, detectives and
100 drug suspects targeted in 'Operation 50-50' roundupWSOC Charlotte
Drug Roundup Involving Catawba And Lincoln County Officers UnderwayWHKY

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Taking aim: Catawba County legislators fire shots at federal gun laws – Hickory Daily Record

Taking aim: Catawba County legislators fire shots at federal gun laws
Hickory Daily Record
HICKORY, N.C. – State legislators for Catawba County want the federal government to keep their hands off North Carolina residents' guns. State Reps. Jay Adams (R-District 96) and Mitchell Setzer (R-District 89) are the primary sponsors behind House




Catawba County farmers market receives national award – Hickory Daily Record


Hickory Daily Record
Catawba County farmers market receives national award
Hickory Daily Record
NEWTON, N.C. — A Catawba County farmers market received a national award for innovation this week for increasing access to fruits and vegetables for low-income women who are pregnant or have young children. The county's Public Health Farmers …




Catawba County commissioners approves Sherrills Ford development plans – Hickory Daily Record

Catawba County commissioners approves Sherrills Ford development plans
Hickory Daily Record
NEWTON, N.C. — Catawba County commissioners narrowly approved on Monday plans to move forward with a 200-acre mixed use development in Sherrills Ford despite two differing opinions about the plan's legality. The 2007 development was …




Waste-to-energy movement growing in N.C. – StarNewsOnline.com

Waste-to-energy movement growing in N.C.
StarNewsOnline.com
And it all started here, in Catawba County in 1998. "We were one of the first," said Barry Edwards, director of utilities and engineering for Catawba County. Now, there are more than 40 waste-to-energy projects of different shapes, sizes and types




Lincolnton man faces rape charge in Catawba County – Hickory Daily Record


Hickory Daily Record
Lincolnton man faces rape charge in Catawba County
Hickory Daily Record
NEWTON, N.C. – A Lincolnton man was confined in Catawba County jail Friday and faces allegations of inappropriate behavior with a child, officials said. Clayton Houston Hoyle, 39, of 320 Grandview Lane, Lincolnton, was charged with two counts of …

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