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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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Man opened fire at Catawba Co. plant to scare wife, police say – WCNC


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Man opened fire at Catawba Co. plant to scare wife, police say
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Man opened fire at Catawba Co. plant to scare wife, police say. Authorities say a husband firing a shot to scare his wife in the break room of a North Carolina food processing plant caused a panic. Author: WCNC. Published: 5:30 PM EST February 17, 2018
Man fired shots to scare wife, causes panic at NC plant, police sayWSPA.com

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Catawba County, community leaders work to improve public health – Hickory Daily Record


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Catawba County, community leaders work to improve public health
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Zack King, the community outreach manager for Catawba County Public Health, said public health often looks at many different sources of data, particularly trends data, in assessing public health. The data did align overall with some of the trends that




Man arrested after alleged shooting inside Catawba County food plant – WCNC


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Man arrested after alleged shooting inside Catawba County food plant
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Man arrested after alleged shooting inside Catawba County food plant. According to Claremont Police, the incident was a domestic situation. The man, later identified as Cheng Lee, was trying to scare his wife at a AdvancePierre Foods. The suspect




2 arrested after 1 shot dead in home robbery attempt in Catawba … – WSOC Charlotte


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2 arrested after 1 shot dead in home robbery attempt in Catawba …
WSOC Charlotte
A man was taken to a hospital after being shot Wednesday night near Maiden.
Man found injured in Lincolnton after being shot in Catawba Co.FOX 46 Charlotte

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Catawba County man faces several charges in deadly hit-and-run – WSOC Charlotte


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Catawba County man faces several charges in deadly hit-and-run
WSOC Charlotte
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – A Catawba County man is facing several charges after he allegedly struck and killed another man in a hit-and-run Saturday morning in Hickory, police said. Officials with the Hickory Police Department said they responded to a hit
Hickory man charged in fatal hit and runFOX 46 Charlotte

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