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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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State seeking death in double slaying in Catawba County – WSOC Charlotte

State seeking death in double slaying in Catawba County
WSOC Charlotte
NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two people in a restaurant parking lot in Hickory. Media outlets report that prosecutors said Friday they will seek death in the

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Catawba FOP chapter involved in embezzlement investigation – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Catawba FOP chapter involved in embezzlement investigation
WSOC Charlotte
“It appeared some money was not being use for legitimate Fraternal Order of Police purposes." The Newton Police Department is working in conjunction with the Catawba County Fraternal Order of Police, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the …
Embezzlement investigation underway involving Catawba FOP chapterWCNC.com
Possible embezzlement investigated at Catawba County Fraternal Order of Police lodgeCharlotte Observer
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge EmbezzledWHKY

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Catawba County Commissioners Meet In Regular Session This Morning – WHKY


WHKY
Catawba County Commissioners Meet In Regular Session This Morning
WHKY
The Board awarded a bid for Site Improvements for the NC Data Campus-Phase B to Neill Grading & Construction Company, Inc. of Hickory in the amount of $2,146,885. The NC Data Campus is a 70-acre multi-jurisdictional business park partnership …
Catawba County awards bid to improve Data CampusHickory Daily Record

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Students battle in 3-D printing competition – Morganton News Herald


Morganton News Herald
Students battle in 3-D printing competition
Morganton News Herald
Catawba County Chamber of Commerce and Concept Frames Inc. sponsored the competition for middle and high school students from Burke, Alexander, Caldwell, Catawba, Lincoln and Hickory school districts. Liberty Middle School was awarded first place …

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Foothills Veterans Stand Down Event To Be Held Today In Catawba County – WHKY

Foothills Veterans Stand Down Event To Be Held Today In Catawba County
WHKY
All homeless and needy veterans in western North Carolina are invited to attend the event. The day will start with a home cooked breakfast provided and served by area veterans. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to meet with Veteran's …




Troopers investigating after child injured in hit-and-run in Catawba County – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Troopers investigating after child injured in hit-and-run in Catawba County
WSOC Charlotte
The North Carolina Highway Patrol said an 8-year-old boy was injured in a hit-and-run in Catawba County Sunday. Troopers said the accident happened around 1:36 p.m. off Deal Road near the town of Claremont. Troopers said Catawba County emergency …
Child Injured in Sunday Afternoon Hit-and-Run Near ClaremontWHKY

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