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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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GKN Driveline Invests More Than $113.8 Million To Expand Its Catawba County … – Area Development Online


Burlington Times News
GKN Driveline Invests More Than $113.8 Million To Expand Its Catawba County
Area Development Online
The company currently employs 729 people in its Catawba County facility. GKN employs an additional 1,530 people at companies in other counties across North Carolina, making North Carolina the state with the largest GKN presence in the country.
Facility to create 228 jobs in Catawba CountyWBTV
GKN Driveline to invest $114 million, add 228 jobs in Catawba County expansionCharlotte Business Journal (blog)
Auto parts maker to expand in Catawba County, add 228 jobsNews & Observer
PR Newswire (press release)
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Next Catawba County Hall of Fame class includes Lenoir-Rhyne coach – Hickory Daily Record

Next Catawba County Hall of Fame class includes Lenoir-Rhyne coach
Hickory Daily Record
Next Catawba County Hall of Fame class includes Lenoir-Rhyne coach From staff reports Hickory Daily Record. HICKORY, N.C. – The Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame will add four news members next month, bringing its membership to 62. The Class of …




New DVDs coming to Catawba County Library – Hickory Daily Record

New DVDs coming to Catawba County Library
Hickory Daily Record
NEWTON, N.C. — Catawba County Library has placed orders for 60 more titles to its DVD collection. Among the motion pictures that will be available for checkout later this month: “Philomena” — A drama about a middle-aged mother decides to search for




New life for stalled Catawba County development? – Charlotte Business Journal

New life for stalled Catawba County development?
Charlotte Business Journal
… of Charlotte-based Crescent Communities, had planned to build 350 residential units, including single-family, multifamily and senior-housing units, on the property at Slanting Bridge Road and N.C. Highway 150 in Catawba County, according to the report.




Trooper shortage hurting NCHP response times – WCNC

Trooper shortage hurting NCHP response times
WCNC
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper shortage is eating into response times on the roads you drive. It's also prompting a heavy emphasis on recruiting to solve the problem. Right now there's a 200-trooper shortage across the …




Catawba County Democratic Party to hold convention – Hickory Daily Record

Catawba County Democratic Party to hold convention
Hickory Daily Record
NEWTON, N.C. — The Catawba County Democratic Party will hold its annual county convention beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the historic courthouse at 30 N. College Ave. in Newton. Registration begins at 9 a.m. All Catawba County Democrats …

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