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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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Search continues for convicted felon in Catawba County – WCNC


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Search continues for convicted felon in Catawba County
WCNC
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities in Catawba County will resume a manhunt for a wanted fugitive Friday. Authorities plan to resume the manhunt for Jeffrey Tucker after spending all Thursday evening searching for him in the Catawba County area.
Authorities search for convicted felon in Catawba CountyWSOC Charlotte
Manhunt for Suspect Conducted and Suspended Thursday Expected to Resume WHKY

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Manhunt for convicted felon in Catawba Co suspended – WBTV

Manhunt for convicted felon in Catawba Co suspended
WBTV
Officials with the ATF, U.S. Marshals, North Carolina Highway Patrol and Catawba County sheriffs deputies were actively searching for Tucker, focusing on a three-mile radius near Anderson Mountain Road. Troopers set up checkpoints and were stopping …

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Catawba County Woman Appointed to NC Real Estate Commission – WHKY

Catawba County Woman Appointed to NC Real Estate Commission
WHKY
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced today (December 16) that Judy Greenhill of Catawba County has been appointed to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Ms. Greenhill is a broker and owner of Classic Properties of the Catawba Valley, …




Motorcyclist dies in Catawba County wreck – Charlotte Observer

Motorcyclist dies in Catawba County wreck
Charlotte Observer
Investigators said a Newton police officer noticed a motorcycle pass him at a high rate of speed about 10:45 p.m. Friday on southbound N.C. 16 near Burris Road. Police said the officer started to follow the motorcyclist and noticed the driver slow and

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Manhunt in Maiden – Hickory Daily Record


Hickory Daily Record
Manhunt in Maiden
Hickory Daily Record
MAIDEN, N.C. – Multiple agencies are searching for a man in the woods near Tower Road in Maiden on Thursday night. Five patrol cars are at the intersection of N.C. 16 South and Tower Road. A Catawba County Sheriff's Office deputy couldn't confirm the …

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Catawba County sheriff: Man shot in face – Hickory Daily Record

Catawba County sheriff: Man shot in face
Hickory Daily Record
HICKORY, N.C. – A man was shot in the face Wednesday night after he and a relative finished squirrel hunting earlier that day, officials said. The victim and suspect's names were not available by press time.

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