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Craven County Genealogy

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Craven County was created in 1705 as the Archdale Precinct of Bath County. The name was changed in 1712 in honor of one of the Lords Proprietors of the Colony, William Lord Craven. New Bern is the County seat of Craven County. New Bern was the first capital of the state of North Carolina (until 1794) after serving as capital of the colony of North Carolina. Tryon Palace was completed in New Bern in 1770 and a reconstruction is open today as a tourist attraction and historic site.

The Battle of New Bern during the Civil War took place here leading to the capture and holding of the town by Union Troops. New Bern is also the home of Pepsi Cola. It was here in the late 1800s that Caleb Bradham (a pharmacist in New Bern) invented the soft drink we know as Pepsi Cola. New Bern is at the conjunction of the Trent and Neuse Rivers.

Craven County NCGenweb site

Craven County Genealogical Society
1207 Forest Drive (Street Address)
Craven County Genealogical Society of North Carolina, Inc.
P.O. Box 1344 (Mailing)
New Bern NC 28563-1344

Eastern NC Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 395
New Bern, NC 28563

New Bern Historical Society Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 119
New Bern, NC 28536

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Craven County Courthouse
406 Craven Street
County Courthouse
New Bern, NC 28560

Craven County Register of Deeds
226 Pollock St
New Bern NC 28560
Phone: (252) 636-6617
Fax: (252) 636-1937
E-mail: regdeeds@cravencounty.com

Census

1790 Federal Census transcription – Newburn district

Tax Records

1719 Craven County Tax list

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Craven County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Craven County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Craven County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Craven County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

norman rowe on “wards in craven co”

I am looking for eli and nancy ward who may have lived in craven co 1800 to 1820.




carolynbozeman on “Simon Hall”

any information on this family


Craven County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Craven County

Bridgeton
Cherry Point
Cherry Point Marine Corps Airbase
Cove City
Dover
Ernul
Fort Barnwell
Havelock
MCAS Cherry Point
Neuse Forest
New Bern (County Seat)
Trent Woods
Vanceboro

News related to Craven County, NC

“craven county” nc – Google News

Craven County prisoner awaiting trial dies – New Bern Sun Journal

Craven County prisoner awaiting trial dies
New Bern Sun Journal
Christopher Lee Wetherington of Cove City, who was extradited from Texas after he was charged with stealing a truck from Integrated Container Corporation of Dover, has died while a prisoner of the Craven County jail. According to Craven County Sheriff …




Inmate dies while in custody at Craven County jail – WITN

Inmate dies while in custody at Craven County jail
WITN
That's according to the New Bern Sun Journal, which reports a nurse found 33 year old Christopher Wetherington unresponsive while in custody at the Craven County jail. Sheriff Jerry Monette says the inmate was transported to Carolina East Medical

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Supreme Court hears about the tall tale of Craven County trooper’s missing hat – WITN


WITN
Supreme Court hears about the tall tale of Craven County trooper's missing hat
WITN
Was the firing of a state trooper in Craven County who lied about what happened to his hat justified? That was the question put to North Carolina's Supreme Court on Tuesday. The agency says the trooper's tale about losing his hat showed he can't be
NC Supreme Court considers trooper's firing over lost hat13newsnow.com
Hatgate returns to courtThe Independent Weekly
State Supreme Court considers trooper's firing over lost hatWPDE

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Huge alligator captured on Highway 17 relocated – WITN


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Huge alligator captured on Highway 17 relocated
WITN
… on Highway 17 near the Jones-Craven County line. Jones County Sheriff Danny Heath posted the picture in this story on his Facebook page. He told us deputies on scene told him the gator looked like it was about 8-feet. NC Wildlife Resources
Alligator spotted on road in ENC, then moved to safer locationWCTI12.com
Huge alligator captured on NC highway to be relocatedmyfox8.com
Huge alligator captured in Eastern NCWNCN
New Bern Sun Journal
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Rabid fox attacks Vanceboro girl – New Bern Sun Journal

Rabid fox attacks Vanceboro girl
New Bern Sun Journal
“From what the family was saying, they had noticed the fox in the area, kind of staggering around and not acting right,” Trinity Smith, Craven County animal control supervisor, said of the incident. “It left, and came back, and it went after the girl

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Firefighters Promote Safety Awareness at Craven Co. Elementary School – TWC News


TWC News
Firefighters Promote Safety Awareness at Craven Co. Elementary School
TWC News
CRAVEN COUNTY — Students at Ben D. Quinn Elementary School were greeted with a smile and high fives on Wednesday. "It puts a smile on our face, not only theirs. We're reaching out and touching people in society, and hopefully creating a better …


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