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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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Police: Neighbor shoots 2 brothers in Catawba County – WCNC


WSOC Charlotte
Police: Neighbor shoots 2 brothers in Catawba County
WCNC
CLAREMONT, N.C. — A neighbor is accused of shooting two brothers after an argument Wednesday night in Catawba County. The shooting happened in the 4500 block of Bandys Cross Road in Claremont. Authorities said the two brothers were smashing …
Sheriff: Neighbor will not be charged in shooting of 2 brothersWSOC Charlotte
Man not charged with shooting neighborsHickory Daily Record
No Charges To Be Filed After Two Brothers Shot In Wednesday Night Dispute WHKY

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Drug Raid At Eastern Catawba County Home Results In Arrest – WHKY


WHKY
Drug Raid At Eastern Catawba County Home Results In Arrest
WHKY
In addition to the Sheriff's Office, the North Carolina Department of Revenue is at the scene due to the cash being seized. Burch was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $75,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for …

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Catawba County social worker wins award – Hickory Daily Record


Hickory Daily Record
Catawba County social worker wins award
Hickory Daily Record
Brian Weir, a social worker with Catawba County Social Services and 2014 graduate of Methodist University of Fayetteville, has been awarded the 2015 Toby Brown Award from the National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter. The award …




Teen indicted after deadly crash – WCNC


WHKY
Teen indicted after deadly crash
WCNC
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — A 19-year-old has been charged for the deaths of two passengers he was driving when he crashed his car last fall. Jacob Turner was indicted earlier this week by the Catawba County Grand Jury. Seven months after the crash that …
Catawba County Teen Indicted In Fatal 2014 Crash That Claimed Two LivesWHKY

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Former Catawba County EDC Employee Returns To Organization – WHKY


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Former Catawba County EDC Employee Returns To Organization
WHKY
In his most recent position with NC State Industrial Extension Service, Huret managed several statewide programs that attempted to build the organization's offerings especially within the NC manufacturing community. As Director of Existing Industry




Drugs, guns and cars seized in Catawba drug raid – Hickory Daily Record


Hickory Daily Record
Drugs, guns and cars seized in Catawba drug raid
Hickory Daily Record
Reid said that suspect's arrest was made possible by collaboration between the Catawba County Sheriff's Office, the Department of Homeland Security, the Maiden Police Department, the Newton Police Department, and the Hickory Police Department.

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