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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

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Family mourns siblings killed at Craven County intersection – WITN


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Family mourns siblings killed at Craven County intersection
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CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina family is mourning the loss of two siblings who were killed in a car accident on Thursday. 16-year-old Samantha Anderson and 4-year-old Angel Nichols died when the driver of the car they were in ran the …
2 dead, 3 in hospital after fatal collision in Craven CountyWNCT
Victims identified who were killed in Craven County accidentWCTI12.com

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Residents calling for safety upgrades at recent site of fatal Craven County wreck – WITN


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Residents calling for safety upgrades at recent site of fatal Craven County wreck
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Troopers say it happened at the intersection of River Road and Nelson Road in Craven County Saturday morning. The Highway Patrol says 45-year-old Patricia Sparrow of Belhaven was killed in the crash. Troopers say 23-year-old Ashley Cartwright of …
1 dead, 3 hurt in crash at country intersection in Craven CountyNew Bern Sun Journal
Names released of person involved, killed in weekend accidentWCTI12.com
Belhaven women dies in Saturday accident; 3 others taken to hospitalWNCT

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Neighbors speak about Craven County home invasion/shooting, deputies search for suspects – WITN


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Neighbors speak about Craven County home invasion/shooting, deputies search for suspects
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Craven County deputies say it happened around 2:10 a.m. at a home on Lariat Circle, which is not far from West Craven Middle School. Deputies say two men broke into the home and started shooting at the people inside. A man was shot multiple times, …
Resident shot during Craven County home invasionNew Bern Sun Journal
2 wanted in overnight Craven Co. home invasionWNCT
Person shot in home invasion released, suspect soughtWCTI12.com

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Concentration camp survivor teaches Craven County educators about Holocaust – WITN


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Concentration camp survivor teaches Craven County educators about Holocaust
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More than 50 teachers attended a workshop held by the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, where teachers talked about what happened during one of the darkest times in history and ways they can relay that information inside the classroom. "The




Craven County Sheriff’s arrests 37 people on various charges – WITN


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Craven County Sheriff's arrests 37 people on various charges
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CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) — The Craven County Sheriff's Office recently arrested 37 people on various charges. The charges range from misdemeanor, felony and infractions. Marshawn McCoy Jackson, 21, of Havelock, NC is charged with felony …
Havelock man James Burroughs Jr. charged in infant's deathNew Bern Sun Journal
Havelock man charged with murder of infantWNCT
Havelock man arrested on murder charges in child abuse caseWCTI12.com

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Craven County Sheriff’s arrest 19 on various charges – WITN


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Craven County Sheriff's arrest 19 on various charges
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Jessica Jewell, 36, of New Bern, NC is charged with seven felony counts of larceny, seven felony counts of identity theft, and seven felony counts of financial card fraud. William Henry Jewell Jr, 38, of New Bern, NC is charged with four felony counts


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