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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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40-acre grass woods fire burning on side of Catawba Co. mountain – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
40-acre grass woods fire burning on side of Catawba Co. mountain
WSOC Charlotte
Thick smoke poured off the side of Baker's Mountain in Catawba County Monday afternoon because of a woods fire. Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the fire, spotting orange flames on the ground. Officials said the fire broke out around 3:45 p.m. Monday on …
Fire scorches nearly 40 acres on Bakers MountainWCNC
Fire Burns On Bakers MountainWHKY

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191 jobs coming to Catawba County – WBTV


WBTV
191 jobs coming to Catawba County
WBTV
CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – Nearly 200 new jobs are coming to Hickory in the next three years. Blue Bloodhound LP announced the creation of 191 office and e-commerce jobs at the recently renovated Moretz Mills. The company says they plan to pay …
Blue Bloodhound, will invest $400000 to establish operations in Hickory, N.C. Area Development Online
Software startup to create 191 jobs in HickoryCharlotte Business Journal (blog)
Software company to bring 191 jobs to Catawba CountyCharlotte Observer
WHKY
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Carolina Nonwovens, LLC Expanding and Doubling Workforce in Catawba County – RealEstateRama (press release)


Charlotte Business Journal
Carolina Nonwovens, LLC Expanding and Doubling Workforce in Catawba County
RealEstateRama (press release)
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Carolina Nonwovens, LLC will be expanding its facilities in North Carolina and doubling its workforce with the …
Carolina Nonwovens will invest $12.25 million to expand its facilities in Area Development Online
New type of textile plant planned for Maiden in $13M facilityCharlotte Business Journal (blog)
More Than 60 New Jobs To Be Created In MaidenWHKY
Textile World Magazine
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Catawba officials investigating homicide after remains identified – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Catawba officials investigating homicide after remains identified
WSOC Charlotte
Sponsored Links. HICKORY, N.C. —. Catawba County deputies have confirmed that the human remains found on Tuesday are that of Pierre Mayfield. Officials said they are investigating the case as a homicide.
Remains found in Catawba County identifiedCharlotte Observer
Remains of missing Hickory man discoveredWCNC
Police ID remains found as man missing since Sept. 2014WRAL.com
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NC 150 bridge work could cause Lake Norman traffic delays – Charlotte Observer


Charlotte Observer
NC 150 bridge work could cause Lake Norman traffic delays
Charlotte Observer
On the Catawba County side is Midway Boathouse Grill and Duke Energy's Marshall Steam Station. The state plans to expand N.C. 150 from I-77 to four-lane N.C. 16 Bypass in Catawba County. Right-of-way acquisition on the 13.5-mile stretch scheduled for …




Two Killed, Another Airlifted In Newton Wreck – WHKY


WHKY
Two Killed, Another Airlifted In Newton Wreck
WHKY
Two were killed and another was injured in a Sunday morning wreck in Catawba County. On Sunday (June 21) at 6:29 a.m. the Newton Police Department responded to a traffic crash on NC Hwy 10 West near Jarrett Farm Road in Newton. Officers are …

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