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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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One killed in head-on crash in Catawba County – WBTV


WBTV
One killed in head-on crash in Catawba County
WBTV
One person is dead when a car hit a driver head-on in Catawba County. State Highway Patrol says the three-vehicle crash happened on Keisler Diary Road just before midnight on Friday. Troopers say a man was speeding when he crossed the center line …
Woman killed after head-on crash in Conover, troopers say | WSOC …WSOC Charlotte

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Catawba County Sprit Award Presented To Local Historian – WHKY

Catawba County Sprit Award Presented To Local Historian
WHKY
Ray, a Newton, N.C. native and resident, was honored with the Spirit Award due to her lifelong passion for and commitment to the history of Catawba County. She is best known as a local historian and journalist who has been active for many years in




Son of Catawba County Sheriff suffers seizure, remains in ICU – FOX 46 Charlotte


FOX 46 Charlotte
Son of Catawba County Sheriff suffers seizure, remains in ICU
FOX 46 Charlotte
CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (FOX 46) – The son of the Catawba County Sheriff suffered a seizure and is now in the intensive care unit at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. Captain Jason Reid is the son of Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid. Sheriff Reid tells FOX 46 …

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Trooper struck by car while responding to wrecks in Catawba County – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Trooper struck by car while responding to wrecks in Catawba County
WSOC Charlotte
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – Channel 9 is working to learn the name of a North Carolina trooper who was hurt Wednesday night in a weather-related crash in Catawba County. The Highway Patrol had to block Highway 321 for nearly an hour as they worked to …
Trooper hit by vehicle while responding to wreck in Catawba Co.WBTV
Trooper at crash scene struck by carWCNC.com
NC Highway Patrol Trooper Hit By VehicleWFMYNews2.com
WHKY -Officer.com (press release) (registration) (blog)
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SYLVIA KIDD RAY NAMED RECIPIENT OF CATAWBA COUNTY SPIRIT AWARD – The Observer News Enterprise


The Observer News Enterprise
SYLVIA KIDD RAY NAMED RECIPIENT OF CATAWBA COUNTY SPIRIT AWARD
The Observer News Enterprise
NEWTON, NC – The Catawba County Board of Commissioners bestowed its highest honor, the Catawba County Spirit Award, on local historian and longtime community advocate Sylvia Kidd Ray. Ray was presented the award during the Commissioners' …

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Sheriff: Woman dead, boyfriend shot in face in Catawba County – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Sheriff: Woman dead, boyfriend shot in face in Catawba County
WSOC Charlotte
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – A woman is dead and her boyfriend was rushed to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the face after a domestic incident Tuesday at a home near Maiden in Catawba County. The sheriff said his department initially received three …
Woman dead, her boyfriend shot in the face, but what really happened?WCNC.com
Catawba Sheriff responds to fatal shooting scene in MaidenHickory Daily Record
Woman shot dead, man shot in face in Catawba Co.FOX 46 Charlotte
Morganton News Herald
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