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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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Sheriff: Good Samaritan shot, killed by drunk driver he tried to help – WCNC


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Sheriff: Good Samaritan shot, killed by drunk driver he tried to help
WCNC
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – The Catawba County Sheriff's Office says a 27-year-old Good Samaritan was shot and killed yesterday by a man he stopped to help. The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Jefferson Heavner of Newton. Investigators say the …
Alleged shooter apprehended by Catawba County STAR teamHickory Daily Record
Good Samaritan shot, killed trying to help man who slid off icy roadWSOC Charlotte
Good Samaritan fatally shot by man in Catawba CountyGreensboro News & Record
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Judge declares Catawba County ‘Panthers Country’ – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Judge declares Catawba County 'Panthers Country'
WSOC Charlotte
“From this day forward, Catawba County, North Carolina, you shall be known as Panther County,” Mullinax said as the courtroom erupted in cheers. “I wouldn't want to be Peyton Manning in 13 days,” the judge said. The Panthers beat the Arizona Cardinals …

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Man wanted in 2000 fatal Catawba County wreck apprehended in California – Charlotte Observer

Man wanted in 2000 fatal Catawba County wreck apprehended in California
Charlotte Observer
A man wanted in connection with a fatal Catawba County wreck 15 years ago has been apprehended in California, N.C. authorities said this week. Miguel Lopez Garcia disappeared shortly after the February 2000 wreck on U.S. 321 that killed Troy Setliff II
Suspect in Fatal NC Collision Arrested in CaliforniaWLOS

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Catawba County continues efforts to keep infant mortality rates down, help state improve – Hickory Daily Record


Hickory Daily Record
Catawba County continues efforts to keep infant mortality rates down, help state improve
Hickory Daily Record
HICKORY – With 2016 in full swing, efforts to decrease infant mortality rates in North Carolina have reached urgent priority. North Carolina's 7.1 infant deaths per 1,000 births ranked it No. 42 in the nation in 2014, according to the latest data from




Catawba County Commissioners Meet, Approve Sale Of Catawba County Home Health – WHKY

Catawba County Commissioners Meet, Approve Sale Of Catawba County Home Health
WHKY
Catawba County Public Health is one of the last local health departments in North Carolina to provide home health services. The Unifour is an increasingly competitive home health marketplace and Catawba County Home Health's remaining competitive and …




Former Catawba Co. Sheriff Reappointed to Human Trafficking Commission – WHKY


WHKY
Former Catawba Co. Sheriff Reappointed to Human Trafficking Commission
WHKY
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced a number of appointments to various state boards and commissions yesterday (February 3). Among them was David Huffman of Catawba County, who was reappointed to the North Carolina Human Trafficking …


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