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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

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NC inmate accused of escaping, stealing truck caught – myfox8.com


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NC inmate accused of escaping, stealing truck caught
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… after 2:30 p.m. and was believed to have stolen a county-owned pickup truck from the shelter. Authorities said the truck was later found along Burgess Road in Taylorsville and Brown was found in a wooded area off of Highway 16 in Catawba County.
Escaped inmate captured in Catawba CountyWSOC Charlotte
Escaped NC Inmate Back In CustodyWITN
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Relief a decade away for N.C. 150 congestion in Mooresville and Catawba County – Charlotte Observer

Relief a decade away for N.C. 150 congestion in Mooresville and Catawba County
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The NCDOT is planning to expand N.C. 150 to a four-lane highway along a 13.5-mile stretch near Mooresville and Catawba County, which is only two lanes for about 12 of the miles. Plans also include a median that NCDOT officials say is safer than a …




Body of missing NC fisherman found in Catawba River – myfox8.com


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Body of missing NC fisherman found in Catawba River
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ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. — The body of missing fisherman Chong Va Lee was found early Monday morning in the Catawba River. WSOC reported that Lee was reported missing by his family after failing to return from a fishing trip near Oxford Dam on the …
Missing Fisherman Found Deceased Near Oxford DamWHKY
Body of missing 75-year-old fisherman found in Alexander Co.WBTV

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13-year-old boy accused of stabbing 19-year-old sister in Catawba Co. – myfox8.com


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13-year-old boy accused of stabbing 19-year-old sister in Catawba Co.
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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — A 19-year-old girl is in the hospital after deputies say her 13-year-old brother stabbed her in Catawba County Wednesday afternoon. According to WSOC, the stabbing took place at a home on Tower Road, just off Highway 16.

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Man accused of killing NC teacher Maggie Daniels indicted for murder, sex assault – myfox8.com


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Man accused of killing NC teacher Maggie Daniels indicted for murder, sex assault
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Daniels was originally from Lakewood, Ohio and graduated from Notre Dame College. She moved to Newton, North Carolina, and worked as a high school teacher and counselor. Odom is jailed at the Catawba County Detention Facility under no bond.
Neighbor indicted in murder of NC guidance counselorCBS News
Accused killer of Newton educator indicted by Grand Jury on three chargesMorganton News Herald
Odom Indicted in Daniels Murder CaseWHKY
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Local Attorney Announces Candidacy for Superior Court Judge in Catawba County – WHKY


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Local Attorney Announces Candidacy for Superior Court Judge in Catawba County
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Jason White, a local trial lawyer, has announced his candidacy for Superior Court Judge of North Carolina's Judicial District 25B, Catawba County. White was born and raised in Alexander County. He graduated from Alexander Central High School and …


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