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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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Family saves 9 dogs, bird from burning home in Catawba County – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Family saves 9 dogs, bird from burning home in Catawba County
WSOC Charlotte
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – A Catawba County family braved a fire Monday afternoon to save nine dogs and a bird inside their home. Five fire departments from Catawba, Lincoln and Iredell counties fought the fire just south of Maiden.

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Police ID suspect shot by officers after shooting, 40-mile chase – WSOC Charlotte


Charlotte Observer
Police ID suspect shot by officers after shooting, 40-mile chase
WSOC Charlotte
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – Suspects in a double shooting Wednesday morning in Charlotte led authorities on a chase through Catawba County that ended when officers, fearing for their safety, shot a suspect several times, officials said.
Suspect shot in Charlotte carjacking, 45-mile cross-county car chase …Charlotte Observer
CMPD: Suspect shot after pursuitWCNC.com
Identities released in shooting, police chase that ended in Catawba CountyFOX 46 Charlotte
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VIDEO: Suspect injured in car chase, shooting in Catawba County – Hickory Daily Record

VIDEO: Suspect injured in car chase, shooting in Catawba County
Hickory Daily Record
HICKORY – The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting that occurred after a car chase from Charlotte and ended in Catawba County on Wednesday morning, Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said. At this time, multiple media …

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Lightning suspected as cause of 2-alarm Catawba Co. house fire – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Lightning suspected as cause of 2-alarm Catawba Co. house fire
WSOC Charlotte
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – Sherills Ford Firefighters responded to reports of heavy smoke from a home on Summitt Ridge Drive around 5:45 p.m. Sunday. According to Assistant Chief Jason Boggs, firefighters found fire in the attic and on the first floor of




Catawba County prepares for the worst with Zika virus – Hickory Daily Record


Hickory Daily Record
Catawba County prepares for the worst with Zika virus
Hickory Daily Record
HICKORY — Now that the Zika virus is locally transmitted in a small neighborhood in Florida, Catawba County and North Carolina are preparing and taking preventative action. The Zika virus is a disease that spreads to people through the bite of an

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Rabies cases confirmed in Catawba County – Charlotte Observer

Rabies cases confirmed in Catawba County
Charlotte Observer
The N.C. Public Health Laboratory in Raleigh notified Catawba County Animal Services on Tuesday that the skunk's remains tested positive for rabies. The dogs were not current on their rabies vaccinations and were quarantined at the Catawba County …


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