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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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Girlfriend of man killed in Catawba Co. says he was ‘shot several times in head’ – WSOC Charlotte


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Girlfriend of man killed in Catawba Co. says he was 'shot several times in head'
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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – The girlfriend of a man killed in Catawba County Friday morning said he was shot several times in the head. The Catawba County Sheriff's Office is investigating his death as a homicide. Officials said the shooting happened at 2 …
Person shot, killed inside Hickory homeWBTV

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Two extricated, seriously injured in four-vehicle Catawba County … – WBTV


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Two extricated, seriously injured in four-vehicle Catawba County …
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According to the Conover Fire Department, two people were pinned in the wreck in the 1700 block of N NC Highway 16 in Conover. Firefighters tweeted about …

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USGS registers second earthquake in 24 hours in Catawba County – WSOC Charlotte


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USGS registers second earthquake in 24 hours in Catawba County
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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – A 1.8 magnitude earthquake was registered Tuesday night in Catawba County, according to the United States Geological Survey, marking the second to happen in the area in 24 hours. A report from the USGS said the earthquake …




Catawba County Commissioners, residents split about possibility of new solar farm – Hickory Daily Record


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Catawba County Commissioners, residents split about possibility of new solar farm
Hickory Daily Record
When the solar farm was proposed to the planning board, there was concern about the lack of buffer between the solar farm and neighboring properties, which resulted in the board voting 8-0 to submit an unfavorable recommendation to the Catawba County …




1.5 magnitude earthquake registered in Catawba County – WSOC Charlotte


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1.5 magnitude earthquake registered in Catawba County
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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – A 1.5 magnitude earthquake was registered early Tuesday in Catawba County, according to a report by the United States Geological Survey. The report said the earthquake happened around 12:32 a.m. and maps indicate that it …

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