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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


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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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Troopers bust drivers for racing high-end BMWs in Catawba County – WSOC Charlotte


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Troopers bust drivers for racing high-end BMWs in Catawba County
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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – Street racers driving high-end BMWs were busted Sunday evening in Catawba County, deputies said. Authorities said 10 cars were involved along Highway 321 in Newton, but five of those cars were seized after they were …
NCHP investigating video showing trooper driving on wrong side of highwayWBTV
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Trooper resigns after video shows him driving on wrong side of highway – WSOC Charlotte


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Trooper resigns after video shows him driving on wrong side of highway
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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – Shocking viewer video shows a state trooper speeding down Highway 321 in Catawba County, going the wrong way into oncoming traffic. The Highway Patrol announced Tuesday that Trooper T.J. Williamson, who was behind the …
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Man caught on camera stealing dogs from breeder in Catawba County – WBTV


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Man caught on camera stealing dogs from breeder in Catawba County
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A Catawba dog breeder says several dogs were recently stolen out of pens in his back yard in broad daylight. Breeder Ali Woodard said three of his American Bully dogs were taken by a stranger Monday afternoon. The theft was captured on Woodard's home …




Suspect identified in Catawba County dog theft caught on camera – WBTV


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Suspect identified in Catawba County dog theft caught on camera
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A man is wanted in Catawba County in connection with stealing a breeder's dogs. The theft was caught on surveillance video. According to the Catawba County Police Department, three felony warrants have been issued Thursday for Jarvis Lavert Howell on …
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Confederate flags fly high in Catawba County as monuments go down – WSOC Charlotte


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Confederate flags fly high in Catawba County as monuments go down
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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – Several large Confederate flags are flying across Catawba County and supporters said it's in response to the recent removal of Confederate memorials across the South. Smitty Smith says he has 18 relatives who fought in the Civil …




Highway 16 back open after crash involving 2 tractor-trailers – WSOC Charlotte


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Highway 16 back open after crash involving 2 tractor-trailers
WSOC Charlotte
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – A serious crash Tuesday morning in the southern part of Catawba County shut down part of Highway 16 for more than two hours. An 18-wheeler rear-ended a car and then hit another big rig traveling in the opposite direction, …


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