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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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$500M poppy bust west of Charlotte is a true oddity for North Carolina – Charlotte Observer


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$500M poppy bust west of Charlotte is a true oddity for North Carolina
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North Carolina isn't becoming a center of heroin production despite this week's bust of a Catawba County opium poppy field, a state investigator says. Sheriff's deputies pulled up more than 2,000 opium poppy plants, initially valued at $500 million
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Some Catawba Co. residents think controversial billboard goes too far – WSOC Charlotte


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Some Catawba Co. residents think controversial billboard goes too far
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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – Some residents believe a controversial billboard along Interstate 40 in Catawba County by a religious group is using it to support President Donald Trump's ban on Muslims has gone too far. The sign points to the 9/11 attack and …




A billboard in North Carolina minces no words about the travel ban – WGN-TV


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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — President Trump's travel ban may not have passed muster with an appeals court, but one church group in North Carolina isn't mincing words about why it's needed. The North Carolina Pastors' Network put up a billboard along an …
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Fred T. Foard HS teacher, coach accused of sex offenses with student – WSOC Charlotte


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Fred T. Foard HS teacher, coach accused of sex offenses with student
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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – A Catawba County high school teacher and coach is accused of sex offenses with a 15-year-old student. Deputies arrested Jeb Stuart Bass Monday night. He is charged with one count of statutory rape and one count of sexual …
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Deputies investigate after finding 358 live animals, 40 dead in Catawba County home – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Deputies investigate after finding 358 live animals, 40 dead in Catawba County home
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Catawba County is working with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture to assure the humane treatment of the animals and that all steps are being taken to protect the public's health. This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with WSOCTV.com




Heavy damage and power outages after Saturday night storms – WCNC


WCNC
Heavy damage and power outages after Saturday night storms
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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (WCNC) – Following strong rains and wind Saturday night, people woke up to power outages and damage from trees down through Catawba County Sunday morning. NBC Charlotte's Diana Rugg was on the scene, and found a …


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